Augment ourselves resource STEM learning

Each activity identifies 2 to 3 essential employability skills as recognised by the Skills Builder Partnership and explores key STEM related careers. All activities provide extension and differentiation ideas, ensuring they are suitable for all abilities. The free downloadable booklet contains guidance notes for the educator and the students making it easy to use, no matter the experience or background of the deliverer.

Participating in these activities will broaden understanding and awareness of STEM subjects, stretch capabilities, enhance key employability skills and provide opportunities to learn about potential careers and STEM related roles. Enabling students to feel a sense of achievement, improved confidence and able to link STEM subjects with desired employment attributes.

The booklet can be used to support Gatsby careers benchmarks. The activities enable students to explore STEM subjects whilst gaining valuable transferable key skills sort by future employers. Fully supported by the Skills Builder Partnership the activities provide opportunities to build on recognised skills:


  • Listening – ability to listen and understand information
  • Speaking – vocal communication of information or ideas

Creative Problem solving

  • Problem Solving – ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge
  • Creativity – use of imagination and the generation of new ideas


  • Staying Positive – ability to use tactics to overcome setbacks and achieve goals
  • Aiming High – ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them


  • Leadership – supporting, encouraging and motivating others to achieve a shared goal
  • Teamwork – working cooperatively with others towards achieving a shared goal


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  • BM2: Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • STEM
  • Lesson plans
  • SEND