We want our students leave us with the skills to thrive in a fast-changing world, equipping them to play an active role in tackling the global challenges facing humanity, such as Climate Change, Food Security, the 4th Industrial Revolution and Gender Equality.
This approach starts at the the beginning of Year 7, with all students taking part in an interdisciplinary Enquiry Week and developing their skills through experiential learning, trips and engagement with industry, with students undertaking the Fryer Project Qualification at the end of Year 8. This focus continues into the Senior School and Sixth Form with an impressive range of opportunities for students to further develop their creative problem solving skills. We are one of only a handful of schools to offer the Engineering GCSE and all our students take the Global Perspectives iGCSE.
Our innovative approach to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) places real emphasis on harnessing our students’ creative talents and blending them with skills in critical thinking, creative problem solving, entrepreneurship and leadership as part of our vibrant interdisciplinary curriculum.
We challenge our students to apply these skills to real-world problems facing industry and society today. With our explicit focus on creativity, we give girls and boys everything they need to take an idea and make it fly. Most recently, our approach has helped the School win the 2020 Award for Excellence in STEAM Education as part of the Education and Training Awards.
Watch the vide to meet Aliaksei, one of our recent graduates now working on an Engineering PhD at the University of Southampton.
Our Sixth Form students achieve outstanding academic progress across the STEAM disciplines, placing our value-add amongst the very best in the country.
Leighton Park offers several academic subjects you don’t find in most schools. Examples include Engineering as a GCSE option, as well as Music Tech and Creative Digital Media BTECs.
Our students also love our dedicated STEAM clubs, which support our budding engineers, designers, scientists, medics and technologists to experiment, explore, create and build. Examples include coding club, repair shop, robotics, maths team, design & build, club STEAM and a wealth of creative hobbies to fire up students’ imaginations.
As well as our interdisciplinary curriculum and co-curricular options, there are lots of STEAM experiences to get involved in throughout the year.
STEAM Experiences include:
Students have the opportunity to take part in a wide array of competitions and challenges throughout the year:
Delve into the inspiring journey of Sol, an accomplished Upper Sixth student, as she shares her experiences and achievements in STEAM subjects at Leighton Park.
On Thursday 7th December, Year 10 students embarked on a trip to London’s Emmanuel Centre for a GCSE Maths in Action Day, to help deepen their understanding of key mathematical … Read More +
Following the success of the Year 7 and 8’s workshop with the Royal Institute of Maths held in September, an enthusiastic group of Lower Sixth students embraced the opportunity to … Read More +
Following the Senior Maths Challenge, held on Tuesday 3rd October, we celebrated the success of seven Gold certificates, eleven Silver certificates, and twenty three students with a Bronze certificate. An … Read More +
As part of British Science Week, Leighton Park produced a series of interactive STEAM workshops for students in Years 5 & 6. From learning about future technology to designing your own geodesic dome and exploring how the heart works, this interdisciplinary series has something for everyone.
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