• Mariya (Marsha) Ilina

The STEM School Curriculum Part I: - Is it Time for a Change?

“STEM education should be more relevant to the lives of all young people.” - APPG on Diversity and Inclusion in STEM, 2020

Between the ages 10-18 school students, especially girls, tend to lose interest in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths). So naturally, the question arises: why is that?

Is it the lack of diversity and representation within the school curriculum? Maybe some students didn’t fully grasp the basic concepts when they were younger? Or simply some may not realise the significance and impact STEM has on our world?

All of these factors lead to many students perceiving STEM as being ‘irrelevant’ to them, causing this loss of interest.