Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths - it's increasingly the case that people do not need STEM spelling out but at GCA we add another M - for Medicine - to reflect the work the school does creating opportunities for students keen to progress into careers in this field.

STEMM education is vital to our future. Also, STEMM is everywhere; it shapes our everyday experiences. STEMM professionals help solve the complex problems of today’s world and its future. They are working to find solutions for global warming, cancer, third world hunger, disappearing habitats, and an interdependent world economy. Yesterday’s stereotype of the ‘geek’ in a lab coat is not representative of today’s STEMM teams, where economists work with researchers on technical transfer and engineers build state-of-the-art equipment for businesses working with cutting-edge technologies. STEMM careers are both challenging and fun - people in them enjoy going to work every day.

As a result of participation in the many curricular and extra-curricular STEMM activities we offer, students of all ages have the opportunity to learn and apply new skills related to STEMM careers and to understand the need to succeed in a variety of subjects as their career pathways develop. These skills include:

  • Working to tight deadlines
  • Problem-solving, goal-setting and strategy
  • Project management
  • Teamwork in a work-related setting 
  • The ability to write and present accurate, concise and convincing reports about the work completed
  • The ability to critically assess the performance of solutions and carry out modifications to improve performance