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Test Yourself on STEM Getting Started

Well done for completing STEM Getting Started! Hopefully you have developed your knowledge about the role of STEM in careers information, advice and guidance.

The aim of this quick quiz is to help you assess your own learning against some of the core learning points in the module. This is a self-assessment exercise and, on completion, comments are found in the view feedback link below.

We hope that now you have completed of STEM Getting Started you have:

    • Considered why it is important to improve awareness of STEM courses and careers
    • Explored key sources of information about STEM courses and careers
    • Reflected on a range of ways to raise awareness of STEM courses and careers
    • Some understanding of the importance of equality and diversity in STEM subject choice and careers
    • Planned a basic introduction to the importance of STEM subjects to career and course choice for delivery to learners

      Some of these outcomes will be fulfilled through your reflections and the ideas recorded in your STEM Careers Personal Action Plan.

      Test Yourself on STEM Getting Started

      1. Studying STEM subjects at school narrows your options. Is this true or false?

      2. The 2012 GCSE pass rates were highest for physics, chemistry and biology. Is this true or false?

      3. Learning about the career opportunities that result from studying STEM can increase motivation. Is this true or false?

      4. Just under 11% of new entrants to Engineering and technology foundation degrees were female. Is this true or false?

      5. Current and predicted labour market trends emphasise the need for an increase in the number of people who have high level skills and knowledge in STEM subjects. Is this true or false?

      • I want to see a wide range of resources to support STEM careers
      • What is the main source of information to support STEM career learning?
      • Where can I find up to date and impartial labour market information to help me make decisions about my STEM career?
      • I want to find out about the prospects for people who study maths
      • mathscareeers.org.uk
      • National STEM Centre elibrary
      • futuremorph.org.uk
      • LMI Future Trends

      • Do STEM graduates have higher than average earnings?
      • Which is the most popular STEM Diploma?
      • Do Optometrists use maths a great deal in their day to day work?
      • How many levels of Apprenticeships?
      • Engineering
      • No
      • Yes
      • Three

      • ‘Triple’ science GCSE is less readily available in deprived areas
      • 3.8% of workers in the STEM sector are disabled compared with 5.9% in other sectors
      • 8.9% of the UK Chinese population work in science, engineering and technology compared with1.6% of the Bangladeshi population
      • UK has the lowest number of female engineering professionals in Europe
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      STEM Getting Started Test feedback

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