In 2015, only 14.4% of the UK’s STEM workforce were female.
– WISE 2015 report
That’s a shocking statistic, and one that we are determined to play our part in changing.
A good proportion of our VI Form students choose STEM courses at University, and we anticipate that this will rise significantly as students who have been part of our Gifted STEM Programme move up through the school.
Of last year’s cohort of 95 students, 25 (26.3%) chose STEM-based courses for further study.
From our VI Form Academy, 60% of those choosing STEM-based courses at University were girls.
We are absolutely passionate about getting more girls into STEM careers, both through University courses or via a more vocational route. We are members of WISE (Women into Science and Engineering) and we actively try to engage as many girls as possible in all the STEM Activities we do. We make sure our publicity materials are gender-balanced, and we ensure that we invite equal numbers of female and male guest speakers, teachers and academics to work with our students.
As part of this drive to attract more girls into STEM subjects, we run an annual STEM Summer Camp for Girls at Nexus. This exciting, inspiring and challenging camp features a wide variety of practical STEM activities. We are supported by female role models who have all made their careers in STEM fields.
Find out about our amazing 2017 STEM Summer Camp for girls.
We are now taking applications for the 2018 Summer STEM Camp. The camp is open to girls who will end Year 5 in July 2018.
If you would like more information about the STEM Summer Camp for girls please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org