How to use inspirational contexts from space science to boost student attainment and engagement in the KS3 and KS4 curriculum
Thursday, 24th March 2016 9.30am – 3.30pm Space Studio West London, Middlesex, London, TW13 5DD
Led by the National Space Centre and supported by the UK Space Agency, Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and various UK space/aerospace companies, the National Space Academy uses inspirational contexts from
space science to boost student attainment at high school level, develop greater teacher effectiveness and highlight
career pathways in the UK space and wider science and engineering sectors. Its 30+ strong team is located across the UK and includes some of the country’s best current science teachers who work with space science researchers to deliver its programmes. Each year, nearly 7000 students and over 1000 teachers participate in its intensive masterclass sessions. The Academy established the UK’s first full-time course for A level students in Space Engineering (now being delivered at multiple locations across England), was instrumental in the development of the UK’s first schools with space contexts embedded throughout the curriculum (Space Studio Schools) and co-led the development of the National Higher Apprenticeship Programme for the Space Sector.
Please see the Space Science across the Curriculum Flyer for more information.