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Curriculum links

This resource has been developed specifically for use within Key Stage 3 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) clubs to provide enrichment and extension of the curriculum. However it may also be used for teaching elements of the curriculum at KS3 and KS4 in an engaging, inspiring and memorable way.

Key Stage 3

Design and Technology

1.1. Designing and making
b. Applying knowledge of materials and production processes to design products and produce practical solutions that are relevant and fit for purpose.
1.3. Creativity
c. Exploring and experimenting with ideas, materials, technologies and techniques.
2. Key processes
c. Apply their knowledge and understanding of a range of materials, ingredients and technologies to design and make their products.
3. Range and content
k. The behaviour of structural elements in a variety of materials.
4. Curriculum opportunities
d. Work individually and in teams, taking on different roles and responsibilities.

Mathematics

1.1. Competence
a. Applying suitable mathematics accurately within the classroom and beyond.
1.3. Applications and implications of mathematics
b. Understanding that mathematics is used as a tool in a wide variety of contexts.
d. Engaging in mathematics is an interesting and worthwhile activity.
2.2. Analysing
l. Calculate accurately, selecting mental methods or calculating devices as appropriate.
m. Manipulate numbers, algebraic expressions and equations and apply routing algorithms.
3.2. Geometry and measures
g. Units, compound measures and conversions.
h. Perimeters, areas, surface areas and volumes.
4. Curriculum opportunities
d. Work on problems that arise in other subjects and in contexts beyond the school.
f. Work collaboratively as well as independently in a range of contexts.

Key Stage 4

Design and Technology

  • Working properties of materials.
  • Food packaging and labelling.

Mathematics

1.2. Competence
a. Applying suitable mathematics accurately within the classroom and beyond.
1.3. Applications and implications of mathematics
b. Understanding that mathematics is used as a tool in a wide variety of contexts.
d. Engaging in mathematics is an interesting and worthwhile activity.
2.2. Analysing
l. Calculate accurately, selecting mental methods or calculating devices as appropriate.
m. Manipulate numbers, algebraic expressions and equations and apply routing algorithms.
3.2. Geometry and measures
g. Conversion between measures and compound measures.
4. Curriculum opportunities
d. Work on problems that arise in other subjects and in contexts beyond the school.
f. Work collaboratively as well as independently in a range of contexts.