School Life


    Welcome to STEM

    (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths)

    • Mrs R Burnam-Richards - STEM Coordinator and Science
    • Mr M Winn- Science and STEM teacher
    • Mrs A Vishnoi - Science and STEM teacher
    • Mr N Khan- Science and STEM teacher
    • Mrs S Ngochi- Head of Chemistry and STEM teacher 

    Click here to view the STEM Learning Journey

    Please click below for detailed Programmes of Study for each year group:

    STEM Programmes of Study


    Aims of our Stem Curriculum 

    STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. 

    Students study ‘STEM’ in Years 7 and 8, where they develop their design and creativity skill, solve ‘real-world’ problems and plan & manage a project. The STEM curriculum allows students to select materials appropriately for the task, work as part of a team and think outside the box. Creativity and risk taking is encouraged. Students complete half termly projects and are assessed against a criterion, using a combination of peer, self and teacher assessment. 

    Outline of STEM topics 

    Students in Year 7and 8 have one lesson a week of STEM for half of the academic year. During that time, students work in teams on projects which replicate real life careers and scenarios. Students are presented with a range of different contexts to broaden their skills and deepen their understanding.  

    The projects that students undertake have been created by a number of different organisations including the Institute of Physics and Practical Action and The James Dyson Foundation. Each project fulfils elements of the national curriculum across many other subject areas including Science, Design and Technology, Geography, Mathematics and English. The inspiration for the projects used can be found at the following links: 

    The projects studied in each term is shown in the table below. 




    Autumn 1 for group 1

    Spring 2 for group 2

    Introduction to STEM


    Music festival


    Design a stage and organise a music festival


    James Dyson design icons


    Research the designers of some innovative inventions and present your findings

    Autumn 2 for group 1

    Summer 1 for group 2

    Beat the flood


    Design a flood proof house and test it


    Cities in the ocean


    Design an underwater city

    Spring 1 for group 1

    Summer 2 for group 2

    Stop the spread


    Design a handwashing device

    Model toy


    Research different levers and then design and make a moving toy