STEM covers the multidiscipline of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. This Level 2 Technical Award (studied in Years 10 and 11) shows how these are integrated and looks at STEM industries. Studying this award will give you a variety of transferable technical skills, including application of iterative processes, prototype design and manufacture and scientific enquiries. You will also explore analysis and evaluation, end-user requirements, mathematical principles and the theory of deconstruction to reconstruct.
Overview of units
STEM in industry:
You will research and investigate the use of STEM in one of five key industries: construction, communication, security, health or transport
Creating a STEM product or service:
You will be required to work with a partner to identify a problem and work towards solving it
Fundamentals of STEM:
The circular economy model
What makes an Industry STEM
Understand the STEM skills involved in four practicals:
Science – the sunscreen practical
Technology – the battery practical
Engineering – the Geodesic domes practical
Maths – the drones practical
There are no entry requirements for students starting this course.
You will be assessed through two pieces of coursework and a written exam (1 hour and 30 minutes), a paper which includes a mixture of multiple choice and longer questions.
Where you can go next
This course is the ideal foundation for post-16 study in any of UTC Plymouth’s science, technology, engineering or maths subjects. This can lead to higher study, apprenticeships or employment in a wide variety of subjects and industries.
Information from the examination body
Full details of this course can be found at the AQA website.