STEM Academy Tech City Admissions Policy 14-15
STAKEHOLDER CONSULTATION – STEM ACADEMY
Vision. Subject to entering into a Funding Agreement with the Secretary of State for Education, STEM Academy is due to open at 263-269 City Road, London EC1V 1JX in September 2013*, to play its part in enabling the education of students aged 16-19 in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). These subjects are vital in the competitive global economy in which we live and STEM Academy is dedicated to giving its students the academic and technical transferable knowledge, skills, and qualifications they need to enter university, to achieve a fulfilling career, to enter directly into the workplace, to enter Advanced Apprenticeships, or start an entrepreneurial business. The Secretary of State for Education’s approval of the Founders’ Application for STEM Academy was based, amongst many criteria, on our assessment of the positive demand for a STEM education locally and in London generally and the curriculum offered by STEM Academy.
Outstanding education in STEM. The Academy’s aims are to provide for its students an outstanding education in STEM. Students will become a member of “Career First” applying the knowledge they gain to technology and engineering projects, hands-on. The educational experience at STEM Academy will give students the opportunity to thrive in a dynamic and creative atmosphere and extra-curricular activities stretching from a whole variety of Clubs, Societies, Sport, Creative and Adventurous activities like the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award will contribute to the vibrancy and living experience STEM Academy will offer. STEM Academy’s Open Day is at the Google Headquarters in Soho on 22 February 2013.
STEM Academy is required under Section 10 of the Academies Act 2010 to consult in the local community to gain local stakeholder views on STEM Academy Sixth Form.
Please view the various pages on our Website at www.stem6.co.uk to gain a greater understanding of what STEM Academy offers. Please note that a Public Meeting will be held at the Resource Centre 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA, on 12 March 2013 commencing at 7:00 p.m. where anyone wishing to discuss STEM Academy or make observations on the Academy is invited to attend.
Admissions Policy. STEM Academy welcomes students with A*-C GCSE grades, or equivalent, to embark on a two year course of STEM study. Places will also be reserved on our Foundation Programme for young people who have not yet achieved these grades but are committed and motivated to study STEM subjects.
STEM Academy will provide a specialist Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) provision at Level 2 (GCSE, BTEC Awards) and Level 3 (A level and BTEC Extended Diploma). STEM Academy will welcome all prospective students interested in STEM studies and is committed to supporting students of varying abilities.
For the full version of STEM Academy’s Admission Policy please refer to “Admissions Policy” at www.stem6.co.uk
THE PUBLIC CONSULTATION WILL CLOSE ON FRIDAY 29 MARCH 2013
YOU ARE INVITED TO COMPLETE AND RETURN THE QUESTIONNAIRE OVERLEAF
*subject to planning permission
A Public Meeting will be held at the
356 Holloway Road,
London N7 6PA
Date: 12 March 2013 commencing at 7:00 p.m.
Anyone wishing to discuss STEM Academy or make observations on the Academy is invited to attend.
We look forward to hearing from you.
The STEM Academy Founders