STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) related workshops, clubs, visits and activities at Ifield Community College in Crawley.
"The school’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) curriculum is a notable feature. Pupils have opportunities to be involved in a wide range of activities, both in and beyond school, such as computer coding, taking part in chemistry classes at Brighton University and women in engineering projects. This provision is linked closely to the school’s careers and guidance work and ensures that pupils are well informed about future employment and education routes. A good range of extra-curricular activities help promote pupils’ wider learning."
(Ofsted, March 2016)
More than just work experience, Nuffield Research Placements offer over 1000 funded placements a year to UK students.
Summer placements are offered to students in Year 12 studying STEM subjects.
Through the scheme, students get the opportunity to work alongside practising scientists, technologist, engineers and mathematicians in the workplace. Placements last four to six weeks, in universities, industry or research institutions during the summer holidays
“Jammie Mitchell is a former student of Ifield Community College in Crawley, now studying Civil Engineering at the University of Brighton. His route into the course was heavily influenced by his engagement with STEM Ambassadors, and we, including all at STEM Sussex (www.stemsussex.co.uk) are now pleased to say that he has decided to become a STEM Ambassador as well and help inspire the next generation, including those at his old school.
Jammie engaged with STEM Ambassadors in a variety of ways while he was at school as part of the ICC STEM programme . . and attended a 2 day STEM Summer School at the University of Brighton."