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
- The Big Bang Fair STEM Trip: Get your tickets now!
The Year 9 & 10 STEM trip to the Big Bang Fair is on Wednesday 14th March. Only 60 places available! (12/02/2018)
- STEM - Energy Quest Challenge was an interesting and fun morning for year 9.
STEM experts visited year 9 students to get them thinking (& making), off timetable for a morning (08/11/2017)
- Year 9 Energy Quest STEM Morning
On Tuesday 7th November 60 year 9 students will have a hands on STEM Morning (03/11/2017)
- Big Bang STEM Competition for year 8 & 9 starts this Wednesday
If you're in year 8 or 9 with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths check it out (18/09/2017)
- STEM Big Bang Fair Near Me Trip
Year 9 and 10 students visit the regional exhibition and workshops for a great STEM experience (04/07/2017)