“Students develop a more coherent understanding of the links between STEM subjects and how they impact upon other areas of the curriculum"
- Javed Shujaat, STEM Coordinator at Trinity Catholic High School
EDT’s Go4SET project is typically 10 weeks and offers young people age 12-14 the opportunity to develop skills, inform subject choice and change perceptions about STEM, raising awareness of how studying these subjects can lead to a rewarding career.
Educators can enthuse students about studying science, technology, engineering and maths through Go4SET, whilst students develop; project management, communication, team-working, time management, presentation and report writing skills.
Go4SET offers flexibility for schools and colleges to fit in with curriculum based activities and project based learning for larger cohorts of students.
- Students can understand STEM application in a real-world setting
- Creates an opportunity to influence subject and career choice
- Students develop employability skills to help with future study and employment potential
- Links are developed with local industry for further engagement and learning potential
How does it work?
- School/college identifies teacher to support Go4SET team and teacher or school/college registers the team online
- EDT links school/college with company/organisation who identify mentor to support the project
- School/college choose project from menu of options and project commences starting with launch event
- EDT supports teams, teachers and mentors throughout the project duration
- The project includes a launch event, a company visit, and culminates in a Celebration and Assessment Day. Regular meetings are encouraged.
Projects that meet the award criteria may be eligible for the CREST Awards and the Industrial Cadets Awards. Teachers supporting a Go4SET team can gain formal recognition of continual professional development through the College of Teachers accreditation framework. Go4SET projects are accredited by the Industrial Cadets framework at Bronze level. Industrial Cadets is a national standard for workplace experiences, inspired by HRH The Prince of Wales – to ensure that young people develop skills by taking part in these accredited experiences. For more information visit the Industrial Cadets website.
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