Our focus is on developing 21st Century skills with the integrated learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) alongside English Communication skills. This preparation enables our students to succeed in school, at university and in their future careers.
We believe that through outstanding integrated learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths alongside English Communication Skills in providing the environment, curriculum and 21st Century learning experiences that will prepare our students with the skills they need to thrive.
What is STEM and why are we focussing on it?
STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. It is much more than that. Learning STEM is a hands on approach which integrates subjects and skills in their learning experiences. The focus of STEM education is on problem solving and developing 21st Century skills and preparing our students for the 21st Century economy and to thrive in our ever-changing 21st Century world.
21st Century Skills
21st Century skills must integrate the core skills that we apply to everyday tasks, an understanding of English, Maths, Science, ICT, and Finance. We believe we must develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, creativity, communication and collaboration skills, as it is these competencies that help us approach complex problems that face the world. Finally, to thrive in our changing environment we believe we must instil the character qualities of curiosity, initiative, persistence, adaptability, leadership and social and cultural awareness.