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ASPIRES - Final Report

Many governments and organisations are concerned that not enough young people are choosing to study STEM subjects after the age of 16. There is also widespread concern that the profile of those who do go on to study STEM subjects and pursue STEM careers is too narrow, with women, working-class and some minority ethnic groups remaining under-represented, especially in the physical sciences and engineering. The ASPIRES study sought to shed new light on our understanding of how young people’s aspirations develop over this 10-14 age period.

DYW Career Education Standard

The standard recognises the journeys children and young people make as they learn about the world of work from the early years to the senior phase. It sets out what children and young people will learn and what parents/carers, teachers/practitioners, employers and Skills Development Scotland will do to support their learning. Implementation of the standard will improve the quality and consistency of learning about work and careers. It will improve young people’s ability to make informed decisions about future pathways.

Numeracy and Mathematics Benchmarks

The numeracy and mathematics benchmarks have been developed to provide clarity on the national standards expected within each curriculum area at each level. Their purpose is to make clear what learners need to know and be able to do to progress through the levels, and to support consistency in teachers’ and other practitioners’ professional judgements.

Numeracy and Mathematics Experiences and Outcomes

A copy of the numeracy and mathematics experiences and outcomes from CfE

Science Benchmarks

The science benchmarks have been developed to provide clarity on the national standards expected within each curriculum area at each level. Their purpose is to make clear what learners need to know and be able to do to progress through the levels, and to support consistency in teachers’ and other practitioners’ professional judgements.

Science Experiences and Outcomes

A copy of the science experiences and outcomes from CfE.

STEM Education and Training Strategy

The strategy sets out the actions for the education and training system, the science engagement sector, and for Community Learning and Development (CLD) which will help address these issues over the next five years. Collaboration and strong partnership working by all those with an interest will be critical if we are able to deliver fully on our ambitions.

STEM Self Evaluation and Improvement Framework

This self-evaluation and improvement framework can be used to stimulate dialogue and action towards a whole setting approach to STEM. It can serve as a helpful guide or route map for early learning and childcare (ELC) establishments, primary, additional support needs (ASN) and secondary schools looking to evaluate and improve their approach to STEM using the quality indicators within How good is our school? (Fourth edition) (HGIOS4?) and How good is our early learning and childcare? (HGIOELC?). The framework is also aligned with national priorities and policies including the STEM Education and Training Strategy for Scotland, Developing the Young Workforce and the Scottish Attainment Challenge.

STEM Self Evaluation and Improvement Framework Summary

A two page summary document of the STEM Self-Evaluation and Improvement Framework which can be used to evaluate individually and on a whole school basis in order to improve approaches to STEM teaching and learning.

STEMFest'19 Employer Registration

Employer wanting to showcase their industry, deliver workshops and share their career opportunities with young people? Then sign up to attend STEMFest'19.

Please send completed forms to stem@glasgow.gov.uk

STEMFest'19 will take place on 14th, 15th and 16th November 2019.

STEMFest'19 School Application

STEMFest – 14th & 15th November 2019

STEM Glasgow in partnership with DYW Glasgow and Glasgow Science Centre have organised an event focused on STEM careers/pathways for S2/3 on the 14th and 15th of November 2019 at Glasgow Science Centre. It will be a fun, interactive and engaging event for our young people to expose them to the potential career and further study pathways that studying STEM subjects can open up.

Schools can bring a maximum of 60 pupils and places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Technologies Experiences and Outcomes

A copy of the technologies experiences and outcomes from CfE.