STEAM - putting creativity at the heart of STEM

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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.

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Extending and enriching learning
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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, robotics, maths team, design & build, club STEAM and a wealth of creative hobbies to fire up students’ imaginations.

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Girl wearing goggles doing woodwork

See what our students think

Nuna

41 points on IB | Chemical Engineering, Lancaster University

“The best thing about the IB for me has been the community; being able to study with the same group of people, you get really close, even in lockdown everyone was studying together; we had study groups online. We just had to try to get through this weird and difficult time together.”
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Ahmer

A*, A*, A*, A at A Level with an A* for EPQ | Medicine, Imperial College

"Sixth form at LP is a truly unique experience. In the classroom, teachers push you to your academic limits and provide support to develop you beyond them, fuelling a life long passion for your subjects and helping you achieve to the best of your ability. We are encouraged to think 'outside the box', beyond the syllabus and research topics of interest. Not only does LP develop you academically but also as a person."
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David

A*, A*, A*, A* AT A LEVEL | MATERIALS SCIENCE, OXFORD UNIVERSITY

"The biggest difference that separates Leighton Park from other schools that I have been to is the respect and friendliness I felt from the teachers and students.  It creates an extremely enjoyable environment to live and study in.  Leighton Park has offered incredible help to me and everyone else as individuals, so that each could greatly benefit.  The friendships and memories I gained during my time at Leighton Park will be valued for the rest of my life."
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Annie

A*, A*, A*, A* at A Level | Engineering at University of Cambridge

"I appreciated having access to nature around the park at LP, as it helped me stay focused and calm during exams, as well as helping my mental health. I also valued the teachers' inclusivity, as they encouraged me to go into STEAM subjects and organized activities to help me feel more comfortable with studying engineering at uni."
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STEAM Interactive Outreach Workshops

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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