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Cheshire & Wirral Science Learning Partnership: Embedding employability skills and engaging students in STEM
How can we better integrate employability skills into science teaching?
“Sarah Longshaw, Lead at the Cheshire & Wirral Science Learning Partnership (SLP), looks at how one school in their area got Year 9 and 10 students enthusiastic to explore STEM careers.
For Alsager, a Triple Science Intensive school, the inspiration to embed careers firmly within the science curriculum came after attending STEM careers CPD led by Liz Painter, a former science teacher, now Pledge Co-ordinator within the Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership. Cheshire & Warrington Pledge is an initiative, subdivided into smaller regions, where schools work closely with businesses to support young people to be successful by developing employability related skills.
Embedding STEM careers
Following the session in November, Liz Riding, the school’s second in science, started embedding clips of relevant STEM careers into Year 9 and 10 biology lessons. These short clips (such as those found on icould.com) were used to highlight the opportunities that studying STEM subjects afforded. For example…
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