School robotics curriculum is unveiled at the UK's Bett Show 2016

By Nell Walker
Today, at the Bett Show 2016 in London, the first robotics curriculum aimed at GCSE students will be unveiled. The Bett Show is the worlds leading educ...

Today, at the Bett Show 2016 in London, the first robotics curriculum aimed at GCSE students will be unveiled.

The Bett Show is the world’s leading education technology event, and the new syllabus is being showcased in the hope that Key Stage 3 and 4 students are inspired to pursue a career in engineering.

The syllabus is created with VEX Robotics in partnership with FANUC, and students will learn the theoretical and practical skills behind how FANUC robots are installed, programmed, and maintained within a manufacturing environment, individually and within a team.

These lessons in robotics will take place across 12 lessons, challenging students with new ways of thinking, problem solving, and equipping them with the skills required for a future engineering career.

Tom Bouchier, managing director of FANUC UK said: “The science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) shortage facing the UK engineering sector is a growing issue that needs to be addressed.

“Our partnership with VEX robotics will help towards resolving this issue, providing STEM skills from an early age and supporting career development. It is also important that an increasing number of girls are encouraged to pursue a future in engineering, as a way of solving the gender imbalance that currently persists within the industry.”

Further details on the curriculum will be available at the Bett Show 2016 on the VEX Robotics stand B420, at the London ExCel. The event will continue until Friday the 23rd of January. 


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