STEM Subjects at St George’s: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
creative, and interdisciplinary STEM opportunities at St George’s equip
our students with skills that will allow them to be competitive in a
rapidly changing world.
Students gain practical experience in
problem-solving, teamwork, and creativity through a range of
opportunities that offer insight and understanding of STEM, an area of
fundamental importance today.
Our commitment to STEM at
St George's School is not limited to the classroom alone. We strive to
cultivate an environment that extends beyond the traditional learning
space, sparking enthusiasm and a lifelong passion for these subjects.
What are STEM subjects?
STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. These disciplines form the backbone of innovation and advancement in our ever-changing world.
Traditionally, these subjects are male-dominated. At St George’s, we look to shape the future for our girls and give them the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue whatever career they desire. This is a core reason why we are committed to offering an extensive and quality STEM programme for all our wonderful students.
Please read below to discover the full extent of our STEM opportunities. Here at our all-girls school in Edinburgh.
STEM opportunities at St George's
In Chemistry, the CREST Award encourages young people to think and behave like scientists and engineers. Undertaking a project through the CREST Award develops independence and reflection. A STEM mentor from the industry provides insight into careers in science and engineering. Competitions such as Science and Mathematics Challenges, Olympiads, and the Cambridge Chemistry competition promote reasoning and precision of thought. Masterclasses at local universities demonstrate cutting-edge techniques and equipment.
Biology field studies involve practical skills applications, data processing, analysis, and evaluation. Competitions such as Science Challenges and Olympiads promote reasoning and precision of thought. Masterclasses at local universities demonstrate cutting-edge techniques and equipment.
CanSat involves designing everything from programming to the parachute, using teamwork, problem-solving and reflection.The Space Design club explores humanity's future role in space and members participate in regional and national competitions. A sixth form trip to CERN in Switzerland provides an opportunity to visit the Large Hadron Collider. Competitions such as Science Challenges, and Olympiads promote reasoning and precision of thought. Masterclasses at local universities demonstrate cutting-edge techniques and equipment.
The Young Engineers Club in Lower School allows members to build bridges and participate in competitions to apply their learning. Invitations from the Royal Navy to visit HMS Prince of Wales and trips to the V and A in Dundee offer real-world insights. Roadshows such as the BAE Systems Roadshow offer live demonstrations of science and technology and discussions about STEM careers.
Upper 5 students interested in Engineering are supported in
undertaking the Arkwright Scholarship. Successful Arkwright Scholarship
students receive sponsorship and mentoring from industry through sixth
form and university.
In IT, the dressCode Club explores the world of computer science, where students work on their own projects and test their creativity.
In Business studies, The Dragon's Den offers interdisciplinary learning about innovation and development of students' own ideas.