If you are interested in a future STEM related career but do not think that University is for you, then there are still options that are available to you.
Advanced level apprenticeship – equivalent to two A level passes (Level 3)
An apprenticeship is a great way for those who want to get trained up in a specific career to learn from the people who do it every day. Apprentices earn a modest wage while working to gain a qualification in their chosen field. Level 3 apprenticeships are available in courses such as: Engineering, Construction, ICT, Manufacturing etc.
Advanced level apprenticeships generally require you to have achieved 5 good GCSEs (grades A*-C)
Intermediate level apprenticeship – equivalent to five GCSE passes (Level 2)
This is an entry level apprenticeship which can provide a way into a particular job, including a qualification to those who might not be able to meet the entry requirements for an Advanced Level Apprenticeship.
Further information on Apprenticeships can be found on the UCAS website.
Level 3 College Course – an alternative to traditional A Levels
This is an option for those wanting to continue their education but on a Vocational course that is equivalent to A levels. This would typically be in year 12 and 13 at college.
STEM Pathways News
- STEM Summer Newsletter
Details of Big Bang Digital on 14th July & further STEM initiatives that can be done over the summer (08/07/2020)
- Big Bang Fair CANCELED!
The event will not be running and therefore refunds will be issued for year 9/10 trip. (10/03/2020)
- Big Bang Fair STEM Trip for Year 9 & 10 - 12/03/2020
We are off once again to the UK's largest exhibition of Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (03/03/2020)
- John Deere Practical STEM workshop for year 10
John Deere will be visiting the school on Thursday 5th December to run 2 year 10 practical workshops (25/11/2019)
- Big Bang Fair - East Midlands STEM Event
Year 8 & 9 visit the East Midlands biggest event for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (28/06/2019)