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County STEM Academy
a campus of the
Bury St Edmunds All-Through Trust

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STEM Academy Curriculum

Students attending the STEM school will have a passion for science, technology, engineering and maths and wish to pursue a possible career in a STEM field. At every Key Stage, the curriculum will support all students to achieve their full potential regardless of ability, preparing them for the work place and further study.

Through close collaboration with our partner companies, the school’s curriculum will provide students with the skills required to either pursue a degree in a STEM field or an apprenticeship. The curriculum is also extended through this close collaboration

Year Nine

Upon joining the school, the year nine students will study the following subjects:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Triple Science
  • German or Spanish
  • Humanities (Geography and History)
  • Computer Science and ICT
  • PE
  • DT – on Rotation
    • Graphics and Art
    • Resistant Materials
    • Engineering
  • RS and PSHE

During this year, students will be able to consider their choices for Key Stage 4 and select to become more specialised in particular areas of STEM.

 

Years Ten and Eleven

The following are the core subjects which each student will follow:;

  • English Language and English Literature
  • Maths
  • Triple Science (Combined Science will also be an option)
  • RS/PSHE
  • PE

Not examined

Students will be able to choose further GCSEs or Equivalent Courses:

  • Computer Science
  • German/Spanish
  • Geography
  • ICT
  • Sports Science
  • DT – Graphics | Resistant Materials
  • NCFE Engineering
  • Business
  • Languages for Business

Sixth Form

Students joining us in year 12 will be able to choose from the following courses:

A-Level

  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Maths
  • Further Maths
  • Psychology
  • Geography

Technical Level Awards

  • Business
  • Sports Science
  • Applied Science
  • Health and Social Care
  • Computing
  • Engineering
  • Media

Other awards/support

  • Core Maths
  • Maths for Science ( if students are taking a Science subject but are not taking A–Level Maths)

Extended Curriculum

Read about the extended curriculum offer.