STEM activities and subjects inspire our girls to code, engineer, create and design.
We believe Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects are very much for girls. In fact, statistics show, that girls in single-sex schools are more likely to study STEM subjects than their peers in co-educational settings.
Located in the heart of Cambridge (or Silicon Fen) we are fortunate to be surrounded by world-leaders in science, mathematics and technology-based industries. Working collaboratively with some of these companies, we have offered unique opportunities to students interested in this sector, including work placements with companies such as Mott MacDonald and Microsoft Research.
From Junior School onwards, STEM is a key aspect of our curriculum. From Hacksaw Club, which offers students a chance to learn the basics, to Raving Robots, Young Engineers and Gadgeteer Club, there are plenty of opportunities to experience fun and practical STEM activities.
We also offer scholarships to individuals who demonstrate excellence in Textiles, STEM, and Design and Enterprise.
In our cutting-edge science laboratories, students enjoy a dynamic and engaging environment in which to explore the sciences.
In Senior School, our Technology department consists of Computer Science, Textiles and Food Technology.
We teach Computer Science from Reception onwards and in Senior School, Computer Science GCSE is a popular choice.
"People should consider programming more, it’s not geeky; it’s fun! Computer Science is where the future is." Hannah B.D. Sixth Form STEM scholar
Our aspiring designers enter national competitions, such as London Design Museum Challenges, and our leaver destinations often include Textiles or Fashion studies at prestigious institutions such as the London School of Fashion.
Our students enjoy learning about healthy eating and food preparation, as well as tasting the results of our ‘Bake Off’ style competitions. For those who wish to pursue this interest, a GCSE in Food Preparation and Nutrition is offered.
With a skills-shortage in the UK engineering sector, there is much demand for young women to enter the profession. By introducing our girls to the breadth and creativity of engineering-based activities from Junior School onward, we aim to inspire a new generation of female engineers.
An impressive number of our leavers now opt to pursue studies in Engineering at degree level and beyond.
"I aim to provide a creative space where students' passions for tecnology can be explored and self-esteem raised, through a programme where there's always a club at a level appropriate to developing each students' level of understanding, across their school career." STEM Co-ordinator and Physics Teacher