We have received some exciting information for Year 10 students, which you can see below.
Year 10 students are now beginning to think about their future career options. Routes into STEM is a local non-residential three day experience where they will gain important knowledge about the wide range of career opportunities available to them in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). It will be taking place during the October half term (25th-27th October 2016) and the course includes;
- Stimulating hands on STEM activities and a Routes into STEM workbook to take away
- A chance to explore both apprentice and degree options and to consider what is right for them
- Meeting current students and apprentices and hearing about their experiences
- A full day company visit to understand the career opportunities presented by studying a STEM subject
- A Bronze level Industrial Cadets award which shows students have received 20 hours enhanced workplace experience. For more information about this valuable award inspired by Prince Charles, please go to industrialcadets.org.uk
The venues for the course in Sussex are;
DAY 1: Northbrook College DAY 2: University of Sussex DAY 3: Glaxo (Worthing)
The cost of the course is £125. A few bursaries are available from EDT – Pupil Premium students will be considered as well as those with a household income below £25,000 – details about how to apply for a bursary can be found on the EDT website at etrust.org.uk/routes-stem.
In addition to this, many schools we work with are using their own Pupil Premium funding to give more pupils access to our aspirational STEM experiences. Ofsted view learning outside the classroom as a successful tool for narrowing the achievement gap. Pupil Premium funding can be used to ensure that pupils are well prepared for the next stage of their education, training or employment and to enable more pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to get to top Universities.
Routes into STEM courses are intensive, well-resourced and involve working in small groups, which can lead to additional progress for year 10 students approaching their GCSE’s and considering their post 16 options.
To help you communicate this more easily to your students and their parents or guardians, we’ve included an information sheet for you to quickly and easily email to them, or print and hand out. We hope you will find this useful.
You can also download the Routes into STEM poster/flyer HERE.
Please call or email us if you have any questions.
Routes into STEM Team
01707 386 151