KS4 STEM Careers



A one day student careers event which gives students the opportunity to work directly with employers. Through a series of hands-on workshops, the employers  will demonstrate the value of continuing to study maths post-16 for a variety of career options. The event will give KS4 students the opportunity to use mathematics in realistic but potentially surprising situations and hopefully answer the age old question “When am I ever going to need that?”!


  • To give students the opportunity to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace, fulfilling Gatsby Benchmark 5.
  • To help teachers identify opportunities to link curriculum learning with careers, fulfilling Gatsby Benchmark 4.

Who will benefit from attending?

Students who should achieve a minimum of a grade 4 in their GCSE. This day is aimed at Key Stage 4 students who might need encouraging to consider Mathematics as an option for Level 3 study but, who through seeing the relevance of maths in the workplace, may discover it as the key to their next steps. 


Students will have the opportunity to partake in 4 different employer-led workshops and identify how maths is helpful for each of the different careers. The day will finish with a Dragon Quiz which involves students working in teams with students from other schools to answer questions. This gives students the opportunity to improve their mathematical communication skills and make new friends. The aim is to make the longest dragon.

Other Information

A light lunch will be provided for teachers but students will need to bring packed lunches. We encourage schools to bring equal numbers of female and male students where appropriate.


Due to DfE funding, applications from independent schools are welcome, but places will be places will be offered to students from state schools initially.



Key Facts

Event ref:




Target year:

Year 9, 10 & 11

Curriculum focus:

11-16 maths, A level Mathematics, A level Further Mathematics, Core Maths

Mathematical focus:

Mechanics, Statistics, Pure, Discrete, Problem solving

Event format:


Event length:

1 day


London and South East


Old Palace of John Whitgift School,
Old Palace Road,


Fri 22nd Nov 2019

Course times:

10:00 - 15:00


Printable Version


If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:

Sinad Vaughan
[email protected]
07815 920505

View all events

Share this event