STEM Potential in Partnership with Imperial College London
Our STEM Potential programme supports disadvantaged pupils with academic potential and interest in STEM careers to reach tertiary level courses in scientific disciplines. Pupils are supported through their KS4 and KS5 studies through subject-specific workshops, lectures and a non-residential summer school.
Pupils attend around 6 events each year at Oundle School including:
· Masterclasses in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
· Revision Days
· Opportunity to attend STEM lectures and other events at Oundle School
· Non-residential STEM summer school
At KS4 pupils STEM Potential experience enhances their learning and informs their choices for A-level. During workshops, pupils interact with staff from Oundle School, universities and senior pupils/undergraduates.
KS5 pupils take part in subject specific workshops related to the subjects that they are undertaking at A-level. They are paired with a peer-mentor with whom they can communicate during the year through a dedicated online forum.
STEM Potential pupils also receive support with their university applications including course guidance and writing personal statements.
The programme has been conducted online throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Students have been joining via Microsoft Teams and presenters have adapted their content and delivery to fully meet the aims of the programme.