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Our work with secondary schools
The main objective of our work with secondary schools is to encourage more students to remain in science post-16 but also to provide a solid basis for those who will probably not continue studying these subjects.
We target different groups for different purposes. Our vision is to provide as much information on STEM careers from early stages (Key Stage 3 and 4). Evidence from the Royal Society “Taking a leading role- scientists survey” showed that 63% of 1100 scientist respondents first started thinking about working in STEM careers before and/or at the age of 14. Scientists at Rothamsted Research provide career’s advice and work placements for a large number of students every year. We hope that our efforts will broaden students’ horizons to other scientific areas.
Rothamsted also offers opportunities for research placements through the Nuffield Foundation Bursary schemes. Support for in-school enrichment activities aims to be more than a ‘one-off’ experience. We work closely with teachers in discussing how we can bring our science to the classroom, linking activities with the curriculum and delivering them in the correct context. Examples of activities are: scientific and careers lectures, workshops, support for the BA Crest Awards projects in schools.
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