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STEM Programme UK
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

STEM Programme

Who is this programme for?

For students who are interested in how science, technology, engineering and mathematics can be used creatively to solve problems.

Take part in coding challenges, robot building and team science competitions. Work with professionals in teams and individually to develop the skills you need to be a world class STEM professional.

What will you achieve?

You will:

  • understand how STEM subjects solve real-life problems
  • develop practical skills in and outside of the lab
  • demonstrate your skills in a supportive environment
  • improve your ability to work as part of a team.

Quick facts

Age 14-17
Language level requirements IELTS 5.0 or equivalent
Maximum class size 16
Availability CATS Cambridge

Timetable highlights

Through a creative and fun series of STEM projects you will gain a good understanding of how science, technology, engineering and mathematics can be applied to solve real-life problems. You will also take part in after-school and weekend excursions to experience the local area and have fun. 

Sample Lectures

  • The Arctic Experience: learn about the history of exploration and science of the Antarctic at the Polar Museum at the University of Cambridge.
  • Space travel: learn about the 'Space Race' and develop an idea of some of the political, scientific, and historical decisions made to enable humanity to reach for the stars

Sample Workshops

  • Combustion: practical activities exploring energy from combustive fuels
  • Power: practical activities exploring energy generation in space and even on planets
  • Rockets: build your own model rocket for launch
  • Chemical Energy: investigate chemical reactions, testing a variety of different chemicals
  • Xenobiology: put yourselves in the shoes of a biologist sent to another planet to investigate alien life forms
  • Material Science: learn about mechanics and materials and how they apply in the construction of space shuttles

Sample Lessons

  • Use LEGO robotics to build, code, and adapt a robot to complete a series of challenges
  • Coding: learn about codes, ciphers and how to make and break them
  • Raspberry Pi: build and use a Raspberry Pi system to generate computer code to complete a variety of tasks

Sample Activities

  • Visit the National Space Academy: take a physics masterclass filled with interactive demonstrations and practical activities
  • Yen-pin bowling
  • Karaoke
  • Computer History Museum: much more than a museum this experience involves hands-on exhibitions, educational workshops and a wide range of activities and events
  • Visit the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, the iconic historic sailing ship Cutty Sark and the National Maritime Museum

*Timetables are subject to change. We reserve the right to change these schedules with out prior notice.

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