Support our STEM efforts
Beaconsfield High School is leading the way in developing STEM specialists of the future, with the introduction of several initiatives that drive interest and learning in the fields.
As a selective Academy for girls, Beaconsfield High School is in a unique position to inspire greater achievement in science and encourage more women to build careers in STEM fields, through a focus on a range of activities, including:
- New innovative science labs, with one dedicated purely to A-Level studies
- Encouragement to apply for the prestigious Arkwright Scolarship for potential leaders in engineering. We have three successful candidates in Years 12 and 13, with Year 11 applying now
STEM club, set up in 2013 using subsidies from the Ogden Trust and the Institute of Physics. This is a lunchtime club where students build models, such as electric cars, hydraulic arms and AM radios
Engineering competitions ‘Talent 2030 – Engineering for Girls’ and ‘Bloodhound Rocket Car’. This year we have two teams entered into Talent 2030 who are awaiting results from the first stage, and last year our students made it to the national finals
Extracurricular masterclasses with the Royal Institution Engineering Masterclasses for Year 9 students
Regular educational trips such as the Diamond Light Source in Oxford and CERN in Geneva
Computing on the curriculum (the only girls' school in the local area to offer this)
Industry-led lectures and shows, including Science Made Simple and the Bosch Roadshows
The majority of the school's students take three science GCSEs and 25% of all ‘A’ levels are STEM based already, and as this agenda grows in prominence and the importance of a diverse and dynamic pool of professionals is further recognised these numbers are only set to rise.