Students aged 11 - 15
Introduction to STEM
Introduction to STEM shows students how to apply Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths to solve real-world challenges, such as in the fields of robotics, engineering, and technological design.
Inspiring tomorrow's STEM pioneers
Join us on an exciting two-week journey into the world of STEM at our friendly Canford School. You’ll learn about science, tech, engineering, and maths in a simple and fun way. We’ll show you how these subjects help us understand the world and solve problems. You’ll get to do experiments, work with others on cool projects, and see how these subjects are used in real life. This course is perfect for making new friends and learning important skills in a place that’s all about helping you do your best. So, come be part of our STEM family at Canford!
Introduction to STEM
At a Glance
English LevelB1+ (Intermediate and above)
Maximum Class Size15
Academic Content15 Hours of Lessons per Week
Starting Dates8th July, 22nd July
Over the course of this two-week programme, you will:
- Enhance your English through STEM-focused conversations and terminology.
- Spark your curiosity about the wonders of science and technology.
- Strengthen your problem-solving skills with a scientific approach.
- Work alongside peers on exciting projects, promoting team-building.
- Discover the practical side of STEM subjects in everyday life.
- Gain confidence in expressing your ideas in front of others.
- Develop a passion for ongoing learning in STEM fields.
Be part of a cross curricular exploration of scientific and technological principles, which have defined the innovations we rely on each day.
Work in groups made up of classmates from all around the world, mirroring the working environment of university institutions and multinational professional environments around the globe.
Learn how to put essential 21st century skills into practice.
Refine your abilities in conducting research, evaluating a project, as well as designing and developing a scientific or technological idea or thesis.
Better your ability to prepare a presentation and to demonstrate your scientific findings connected to technological design.
By asking students to take part in such research and development tasks that culminate in presentations, you will not only build your knowledge of STEM subjects, but will be building your English language skills as well.
Time to Shine Project
Develop your public speaking skills. Share your passion. Inspire your classmates.
Today, giving great presentations are a vital skill for achieving academic and professional success. Our programmes reflect this by having the ‘art of presenting’ at the heart of their content, and allow you to discover new confidence when using English in public situations.
It’s more than just a chance to enhance your public speaking skills, though; it’s an opportunity for you to develop your ability to communicate clearly in English, and share your passion and subject knowledge with your fellow classmates. Through your presentations, you will become sources of inspiration, and encourage others to delve deeper into your subject.
Science in Action: The Principles of Science in Engineering
Introduction to STEM’s fun and engaging Time to Shine projects will involve students utilising the principles of STEM in interactive teamwork challenges. These challenges include making weight-bearing bridges out of spaghetti, making balloon-powered miniature cars for racing, and mazes through which marbles are run. Most importantly, students will learn the scientific principles behind these constructions.
Our Approach to Your Learning
Skills + Language = Success
At the core of our student-centred academic approach is a unique commitment to nurturing not just your subject knowledge but also your communication, critical thinking and collaboration skills through language-building activities.
We offer an immersive learning experience that goes beyond traditional language learning, providing you with interactive, dynamic, and practical lessons that are designed to deepen your subject knowledge whilst also enhancing key 21st century skills vital for success in today’s world. We also focus on improving your English language proficiency through our ‘Time To Shine’ projects, in which you will engage in extensive group project work and public speaking activities.
Our courses are designed to bring real-world relevance to your learning and provide you with a well-rounded educational experience. This immersive learning journey will empower you with the skills you need for success in the 21st century.
This experience was magic!
My son was extremely happy about this experience. He enjoyed the campus life and all the activities. He met new friends from different countries with different cultures and he was able, thanks to the staff, to really have fun with all of them. He improved his English and his knowledge of English culture. GREAT!!! This experience was magic! A journey around the world!Giovanna, Italy - Parent
Introduction to STEM
15 Hours of Academic Content Per Week15 hours of subject-specific academic content per week with an experienced subject tutor, delivered through interactive and hands-on lessons
Time To Shine ProjectsOpportunities to apply and share this knowledge through dynamic 'Time To Shine' group projects, culminating in an end-of-the-week ceremony in which you can present your innovative ideas to your peers
Develop English Language SkillsExpand your horizons this summer by choosing one of our curated elective modules each week and take a deeper dive into unique areas of interest including public speaking, coding, environmental sustainability, or leadership
Social ProgrammeCanford students will be fully immersed in an action-packed range of activities. Each week students can choose from our multi-activity programme which includes popular sports, creative arts and drama
ExcursionsDuring a two-week course, students will go on three exciting excursions to famous UK cities and popular tourist destinations such as Central London, Bath and Portsmouth
End of Course Report and Certificate
Introduction to STEM
Dates & Prices
Introduction to STEM FAQs
What do STEM subjects include?
STEM focuses on the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Does Medicine count as STEM?
Yes. Although we don’t focus on medicine in any detail in STEM specifically, unlike in Medicine or our Future Doctors courses at Headington, Cambridge and Eton.
Is STEM a career?
Yes. Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs create opportunities to many different careers, including opportunities in engineering, science, and research. STEM professionals can explore a variety of fields from aeronautics to biochemistry.
Is STEM a difficult programme?
STEM can be quite challenging, mainly because students are required to apply numerous theories and ideas; however, with the assistance of SBC STEM tutors, we can make STEM much more accessible.
Even though STEM is quite a rigorous subject, our tutors can modify the course’s content based on the students’ overall English proficiency and capacity for learning new material. At SBC none of our aspiring STEMicians are ever left behind in the classroom, which is something we take great pride in.
What level of English is required to take part in the programme?
To make the most out of this course, students need a level of B1 or higher. Before the summer, your Admissions Manager will send your child(ren) an online placement test to complete. This will help us to ensure that this course is suitable for your child to participate in and benefit from.
Do students receive a certificate?
At our graduation party, every student receives a certificate of completion to celebrate their achievements.
Are academic materials provided?
Our in-house academic team has produced a variety of SBC handouts that are distributed to students.
What do students need to bring to class?
Notebooks and folders are given, however each student must bring their own pen to participate in class.
Is there any required pre-course reading for STEM?
Students may be glad to hear that there is no pre-reading necessary for the course, however it would be helpful for students to continue practising their English to feel even more super confident.
Speak with a member of our friendly admissions team
We’re happy to answer any questions you have and support you in finding the perfect experience.