STEM Curriculum Resources - 'A' Level

BIOLOGY RESOURCES

  • Thames Valley Berkshire LEP have realeased their Skills Priority Statement for 2016. This is attached and is available to download here: http://bit.ly/2hCQD7W They have also created a  presentation for easy reading. It can be found here.
  • The new biology A levels in England will be first taught from September 2015. https://www.societyofbiology.org/education/teaching-resources/schools To help teachers with the new courses the Society of Biology has put together documents which have been checked by the awarding organisations to compare the exam board specifications for the newA levels and AS levels. Documents show the topics, exam styles and the required practical component there is also a separate document that compares the A level content. 
  • ‘Big Picture’ is a free and impartial educational resource that explores the innovations and implications of cutting-edge science. The latest edition of has a focus on Space Biology, so do have a look on www.bigpictureeducation.com  
  • Join The Microverse project: secondary schools across the UK can collaborate with The Natural History Museum to explore the invisible world of microorganisms surviving in extreme urban environments. Students collect samples and submit them for DNA analysis at the Museum. The project is free, and ideally suited to A-Level Biology classes or equivalent www.nhm.ac.uk/microverse   
  • 'Brain: the inside story' is a free online resource aligned to A2-level biology exam specifications. 
  • The Crunch from the Welcome Trust is a year of free activities, experiences and discussions about food, health and the planet. Find out more!

 

 CHEMISTRY RESOURCES

  • Why not get your students off to the best start by encouraging them to join ChemNet, the Royal Society of Chemistry’s free, dynamic network for 14–18 year olds. ChemNet is an online community where users can access Royal Society of Chemistry content and interact with each other. It offers expert advice and study help via a safe online forum exclusively for 14–18 year olds, information about chemical science careers and course options, and access to unique chemistry events, careers talks and industry visits.  
  • RLC have set aside time and resources to inspire the next generation of scientists. A free chemical analysis service is available to all state schools, independent schools and colleges. Visit the RLC-Lab Website

 

PHYSICS RESOURCES

  • Get inspired by Tim Peake. ESERO-UK has created space-themed packages with resources for ages 5 to post-16. Visit the ESERO Webpage.

 

SCIENCE RESOURCES

  • The National STEM Centre's elibrary contains a wealth of resources to support delivery of the STEM curriculum. Visit their website. 
  • The Royal Society's website contains curriculum-linked science teaching resources based on the work of scientists connected with the Royal Society. Visit the Royal Society website.
  • Handpicked resources for A Level Sciences. Organised to match every statement in the new A level physics, chemistry and biology subject content, there are 50 resource packages with hundreds of hand-picked resources to integrate into your scheme of learning. 

 

ENGINEERING RESOURCES

  • 'Born to Engineer' is a fantastic award-winning video which aims to both inspire the next generation of Engineers and to tell everyone about the fascinating field of fusion energy. It features the work of STEM Ambassador Dr Kim Cave-Ayland who is passionate about her field and is keen to inspire as many people as possible. Watch the video here.
  • Design the Future: Free software to inspire the next generation of designers, innovators and creators. Register to access free professional 3D design software and creativity apps. 
  • Science Made Simple, an award winning science communication company, carry out subsidised engineering show days in the South East. Visit the Science Made Simple Website for more info.