Approved Specialist STEM (Engineering)
The Approved Specialist STEM Engineering Program, commencing in 2021 will be a practical program focusing on real-life contexts.
Its aim will be to prepare students for a future in an increasingly technological world by providing solid foundations in science, maths, engineering and technologies. It will be particularly suited to those students who are interested in engineering and technical industries as future careers.
The program will provide opportunities for selected academically able students to apply engineering processes; understand underpinning scientific and mathematical principles; develop engineering technology skills; and explore the interrelationships between engineering and society. The learning outcomes for students will focus on developing the necessary skills to investigate; research and present information; design and make products; and undertake project development within an Engineering context.
Canning Vale College will award places in the STEM Engineering Specialist Program initially to 22 students at Year 7 level each year from 2021. The program will comprise of 9 hours of formal tuition per week in each semester:
- 4 hours of Mathematics
- 4 hours of Science
- 1 hour Design and Technologies – Materials (Semester 1)
- 1 hour Digital Technologies (Semester 2)
- plus extra-curricular after school activities and excursions.
Students’ skills and knowledge will be significantly extended and enhanced through the varied program elements each year. To remain in the program students must maintain a sound academic performance, actively participate in all class and extra-curricular activities and conform to the school’s assessment and behaviour management policy. This program will run through until Year 11 when student commence their chosen senior school pathway.
Selection into the STEM Engineering Specialist Program is based on a project submission and the results of an Academic Extension Test that is offered during Term 2 of the previous year to commencement.