Felsted’s top achiever, with an outstanding 11 grade nines, is Sachiko S. The aspiring engineer was the recipient of the Biology Prize at Speech Day 2023.
STEAM Pathways at Felsted
The key component of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art (Creativity) and Mathematics) is integration. Instead of teaching subjects in isolation there is a growing focus on interdisciplinary learning. STEAM education at Felsted promotes the development of skills to be used in employment and life in general. It is about learning how to think critically and evaluate information, how to apply knowledge, conduct research and the development of problem solving skills. These skills will be needed by Felstedians in our increasingly technology driven world. The addition of Art to ‘STEM’ to create ‘STEAM’ is to emphasise the importance of creative thinking.
From our youngest years we strive to inspire our pupils to be curious life long learners. Specialist teachers encourage our pupils to extend their learning by challenging them both within lessons and through enrichment opportunities. Pupils regularly enter regional and national competitions, where we have achieved numerous awards (featured below) and multiple commendations have been accredited to the departments. Several pupils each year successfully embark on STEAM degree courses, many highly competitive, at universities in the UK and internationally. STEAM apprenticeships are also an area of growth.
Felsted Prep holds a Primary Gold Quality Mark for Science and the Senior School is a Silver Science STEM Award holder. We also work closely with our local community and are a ‘Rolls-Royce Special Merit Award Winner', in recognition of the quality of ideas and action plans to develop local partnerships through STEAM.
Hunter and Wallis Scholarships
Felsted's Hunter and Wallis scholarships are awarded to pupils showing exceptional talent in Science and Mathematics and whose aspiration is to study these subjects at the highest level at University and beyond.
Tom will be entering Felsted Sixth Form to take on the IB Diploma in Higher Level Maths, Physics, Biology and German, looking to a potential future in either Engineering or Law.
Julia Z joined Felsted in Year 3 and was the English Literature prizewinner at Speech Day 2023. A keen sportswoman, Julia’s favourite Felsted moment so far is winning the National Hockey Cup in 2022.
Prefect Toby Clark was Felsted's top achiever in 2023, gaining 4 A*s in Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths.
Molly has achieved a place to study Veterinary Medicine and Surgery at Harper and Keele Veterinary School, with the ambition to travel the world, working in Australia and Africa with larger animals before settling down to have her own Equine or Farm vet practice.
A Weekly Boarder, Jemima is now studying the International Baccalureate Diploma in Biology, Italian, Economics, French, English and Mathematics at Felsted Sixth Form.
Music and Maths Scholar Ambrose recently gained a scholarship to the Felsted Junior Guildhall programme for percussion.
International full boarder Michaela achieved a strong set of GCSE grades, including Italian which she completed in Year 10, achieving a Grade 9 with distinction.