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
- 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)
- Yr 10 Engineering Apprenticeship Trips
Industrial Visits to Barnstone Cement Works and John Deere in Langar. (21/06/2019)
- International Women in Engineering Day, Tarmac visit for a Yr 8 girls STEM event
Engineers from Barnstone Cement works visited Toot Hill on 22nd June to deliver a hands on workshop (11/07/2018)
- Shell Bright Ideas Challenge - STEM Club Regional WINNERS!
Our STEM Club are Regional Winners of the Competition, winning £1500 and a 2 day trip to London! (11/06/2018)
- Year 7 Science Technology Engineering & Maths (STEM) Opportunities
Year 7 students students have been signing up for opportunities to broaden their experience of STEM (30/04/2018)