STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
STEM subjects are integral to the UK’s success: the UK is the world’s sixth largest manufacturer, engineering turnover is around £800 billion per year, and whilst the UK makes up only 1% of the world’s population, we produce 10% of the world’s top scientific research. STEM graduates have the potential to earn amongst the highest salaries of all new recruits. Alongside our need for a skilled STEM workforce, it is crucial that all young people, regardless of their future career pathway, have the STEM knowledge and skills they need to be an informed citizen in an increasingly scientific and technological society.
At Denefield we aim to engage students in STEM subjects through inspiring lessons and enrichment activities with collaborations across curriculum areas where possible. Students have the opportunity to participate in STEM clubs, in external master classes and national STEM competitions.
For further information about STEM events and clubs that our students have been involved in, please have a look at the STEM newsletters, produced six times per year (once a term), or contact Miss Stewart at EST@denefield.org.uk