Enterprising Science was a five-year partnership between BP, the Science Museum, University College London and King’s College London. This research and development project used the concept of science capital (science-related qualifications, interest, literacy and social contacts) to understand how young people from all backgrounds engage with science, and how their engagement might be supported.
You can find full details of the project and all the reports and findings at www.bp.com/sciencecapital
The Science Capital Teaching Approach
The Science Capital Teaching Approach is designed to support teachers in helping students find more meaning and relevance in science and, as a result, engage more with the subject.
The ideas for the approach were co-developed and trialled over four years between Enterprising Science researchers and 43 secondary science teachers in England.
The Science Capital Teaching Approach teacher’s pack offers a comprehensive introduction to the approach, including exercises and photocopiable resources.
This is Engineering
This is Engineering is a campaign to bring engineering to life for young people, and ensure each of them can pursue a career that is rewarding, future-shaping, varied, well-paid and in-demand
Supported by BP, This is Engineering is led by the Royal Academy of Engineering, in collaboration with EngineeringUK.
Their inspirational video collection shows tomorrow’s engineers how to turn what they love into engineering – be it sport, fashion, space or technology.
Visit This is Engineering to find out more.
CREST Award Scheme
CREST Awards, run by the British Science Association
CREST Awards are a nationally recognised accreditation scheme for project work in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) for students aged 11-19 years.
Finalists and semi-finalists in BP's Ultimate STEM Challenge competition each receive a CREST Award.
Why register for CREST Awards?
- It's a way of getting nationally recognised accreditation for students' project work
- It provides evidence of problem-solving skills and challenges students to extend their work independently
- UCAS endorses the inclusion of CREST Awards achievements in personal statements. (UCAS website)
- It motivates students of all ages and abilities.
Engineering Development Trust (EDT)
BP supports three schemes run by EDT
Links teams of six 12 to 14 year-old students with companies to work on environmentally themed Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics projects.
Email Go4SET or phone 01707 393 323 for more information.
Engineering Education Scheme (EES) England and Scotland
Teams of four 16 to 17 year-old students work with local companies and universities on real scientific, engineering and technical problems (England and Scotland).
Email EESE or phone 01707 393 323 for further information.
Business in the Community (BITC)
Business Class is a proven framework for creating effective and mutually beneficial school-business partnerships
Business Class is a carefully developed framework to support the development of partnerships between schools and businesses. It is rooted in the needs of the school and underpinned by strategic support and collaborative action.
School and local business partners are grouped together, enabling them to meet on a termly basis to share best practice, identify common challenges and accelerate improvement.
BP is the National Champion for STEM for the Business Class programme.
Find out more about Business Class from BITC
STEM Learning is the leading provider of STEM education support in the UK
STEM Learning (including the National STEM Learning Centre and Network of science learning partnerships) provides world-class professional development activities and quality-assured teaching resources to support the teaching of STEM.
Visit the website to access free resources and CPD activities.
Supported by BP, Project ENTHUSE increases access to professional development training
Project ENTHUSE is a unique partnership of government, charities and employers that have come together to ensure a world-leading STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education for all young people across the UK, regardless of background.
Project ENTHUSE funding enables teachers and others involved in STEM education subjects, from primary through to post-16, to access high quality, subject specific professional development throughout their careers.
You can also read our research report for the latest guidance on how businesses and other organisations can provide support and inspiration for STEM in schools.
Governors for Schools
Governors for Schools (formerly SGOSS) exists to improve educational standards by improving school governance
Any school can visit their website, create a profile, add their governor vacancies and list any specific requirements. Governors for Schools will then endeavour to match the school with suitable volunteers from its database - including some from BP. All their services are free to schools.
BP has worked with Governors for Schools for many years, helping to develop systems and processes for matching volunteers to governor opportunities in schools.