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Senior STEM

Today’s society depends heavily on technology and, for many students, will form an important part of their future careers and day-to-day lives. Knowing how and why things work, combining Science with a flair for creativity and innovation is both fascinating and challenging.

This two-week programme offers a really exciting opportunity for girls and boys, aged 13 – 17, who are interested in modern science and technology.

Complementing the 12.5 hours of English lessons, students have 10 hours each week of highly practical and hands on tuition in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

During their studies, students will investigate, experiment, design and even construct a product, thus following a process from an initial idea to its final completion. Each 2 week course has a different theme and includes a trip to complement the theoretical aspects of STEM learnt in class.

For example:

  • Flight Structures
  • Robotics Hydrodynamics
  • Space Alternative Energy
  • Sound Propulsion

Students are able to use the wonderful facilities at Taunton School to support their learning, including a state of the art IT suite, large and well equipped science labs and outstanding DT workshops with laser cutters and 3D printers.


Students have access to modern, state of the art facilities.  They could use:

  • Design Technology Workshops
  • Dedicated IT Suite
  • VEX Robotics
  • Plasma Cutter
  • CNC Metal lathes
  • Spray Booth
  • 3 Axis Milling Machine
  • Fully Equipped Laboratories
  • 3D Printers
  • CAD/CAM Software
  • Laser Cutter
  • Vinyl Cutter
  • CNC Router
  • Brazing Hearth and Welding


Please enjoy this video about the Senior Courses at Taunton School’s Summer School