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Welcome to the world of STEM @ KEVI HWGA


To achieve a world-leading STEM education for all girls at King Edwards VI Handsworth Wood Girls’ Academy, providing them with the skill set today to become STEM leaders of tomorrow.

Women in STEM:

The current picture as it stands is out of 32.8 million people in the STEM field 27% are female of which 23% are white and female while only 4% are females from a BAME community. This figure highlights the importance of STEM as around 99% of our students fall under the 4% category.

Once we expand the 27% of women in the STEM field the vast majority are from the white community with our girls being represented in significantly lower amount especially Indian (4%), Black (2%) and Pakistani/Bangladeshi (2%). These figures drive the need for our girls to be exposed to STEM opportunities and building their confidence to stand toe to toe with any other student globally.

Career Skills Unlocked by STEM Activities

Gatsby Benchmark 1 – A stable careers programme
Gatsby Benchmark 2 – Learning from career and labour market information.
Gatsby Benchmark 3 – Addressing the needs of every pupil
Gatsby Benchmark 4 – linking curriculum learning to careers
Gatsby Benchmark 5 – Encounters with employers and employees.
Gatsby Benchmark 6 – Experiences of workplaces
Gatsby Benchmark 7 – Encounters with further and higher education
Gatsby Benchmark 8 – Personal guidance

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