What is involved?

Who for?

Engineering4Kids robot workshop

Engineering4Kids robot workshop  
Involves students building, programming and battling their own robots! As well as being a lot of fun, this is an amazing way to exercise skills particularly demanded in STEM careers. If you would like more information on this organisation, please see here: 

Year 7
CREST Silver Science Award   

For those interested in studying science at university or taking 2+ science A-levels, this program aims to take the students through the whole academic research process including: 

– Choosing a problem 

– Justifying the importance of solving the problem by exploring its impact on society 

– Researching ways to solve it 

– Performing preliminary tests which will be used to inform the method of the final experiment 

– Learning to handle, analyse and present data 

– Learning how to write in both the journal and report formats, as well as how to make engaging presentations and posters 

Year 12
Bronze Industrial Cadets programme

A unique extra-curricular opportunity to create a solution to a problem in cooperation with mentors from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) industries. Over 12 weeks, Ms Hancock will supervise after school sessions to enable the team to present their findings as a video and report.

Years 8 and 9
Research projects

Numerous research projects built in to our KS3 scheme of learning as extension and enrichment activities

KS3 students

Science club

Weekly experiments and science enrichment activities  KS3 students

Arkwright Engineering scholarship

 An award that encourages you to go on to read Engineering at university or college. It will help you to do well in your A levels through enrichment and mentoring. All scholars are given many opportunities to attend ‘engineering experience days’ or to network with other engineers and scholars. This can lead to enhanced job opportunities. All scholars are given money – currently £600 – to put towards their engineering endeavours (projects, equipment etc.) during Yrs 12 & 13. Year 11

Davidson Inventors Challenge 

 A collaborative school outreach initiative between the department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at the University of Cambridge and the Association of Science Technology and Innovation (ASTI) in Malaysia,  and also supported by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). This school competition is aimed at students in UK schools interested in STEM. The theme is sustainability and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) developed by the United Nations to address global challenges. The teams are required to first select a challenge/problem area they’d like to work on from a list of sustainable development goals and come up with a potential sustainable and innovative solution. See more on previous winning innovative solutions and information on the challenge and registration Year 11 & 12