Engineering and Advanced Technology Pathway
Entry requirments

Entry requirements

At Career 6 we specialise in offering you programmes of study in health & medicine, engineering & technology and crime & society all of which have been put together with your future career in mind

A Levels are a two-year programme of study, available in a variety of subjects. You will need to select three or four or you can select two or three A Levels and study these alongside a BTEC qualification in your chosen career path:

To study a Four A Level programme, learners need to have achieved:
  • At least 8 A*-C grades (or their equivalent) at GCSE, which must include english and maths, including a minimum of a grade B in the subjects you wish to study further.
To study a Three A Level programme, learners need to have achieved:
  • At least 5 A*-C grades (or their equivalent) at GCSE including english and maths


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Mathematics

Mathematics

Did you enjoy maths at school? Do you enjoy solving problems? Do you feel confident with maths? If you answered yes to any of these then perhaps this is the subject for you. Mathematics is a demanding, interesting and extremely rewarding subject. It is the application of a limited number of methods to a never-ending number of problems. Maths qualifications can lead to a number of excellent future careers in engineering & advanced technology. Did you know there is currently a national shortage of qualified mathematicians? This course could give you a competitive edge with future employers.

What will I study?

You will study a combination of mathematics with some choice for students in the types of maths topics they choose to develop further in the second year.

What can I do with my maths qualification when I've finished?

Maths is a subject that is highly regarded by universities and employers. If you are hoping to pursue a career in health or medicine maths is a great option to choose.

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Physics

Physics

Studying physics will allow you to study the world around you from the smallest particle to galaxies remote in space. Whilst also looking at how physics plays its part within medicine, industry and cosmology. You will develop logical problem solving skills, carry out practical work, and apply your knowledge to the real world. Studying for an A Level in physics is combined with A Levels in maths, electronics or design and technology product design.

What will I study?

You will build upon your learning at GCSE and gain the underpinning knowledge to progress on to the second year where you will study a wide range of topics.

What can I do with my Physics qualification?

Physicists are sought after by industry and universities for the excellent skills they have. It can be a springboard to a number of careers in the engineering and advanced technology sector or you could progress onto university.

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Electronics

Electronics

When you study A Level electronics at Career 6 you will study a number of specialised topics, which can include anything from circuits and components to system applications and exciting design projects. If you have an enquiring mind and are interested in engineering & advanced technologies then this course is for you.

What will I study?

You will gain an understanding of modern electronic systems and the wider social, economic and cultural impact of Electronics and will have the opportunity to work as a team developing your skills and knowledge. You will learn how to progress projects from concept to production and use your initiative to problem solve.

What can I do with my Electronics qualification?

A Level electronics is an excellent choice for students who are interested in future careers in science, particularly physics or electronic & electrical engineering.

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Design

Design & Technology – Product design

The A Level design & technology course is designed to give students the opportunity to develop creatively, use their innovation and build upon on their design skills, whilst learning about the complex relationships between design, materials, manufacturing and marketing. If you are interested in all aspects of design, this A Level is for you.

What will I study?

You will carry out a design project, producing a design portfolio and a final product. You will look at the design process, relevant materials, manufacturing technology and much more.

What can I do with my Design qualification?

Upon completion of your course you will be ready to enter employment in a number of careers in the engineering and advanced technology industry or further your studies and specialise at university.

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BTEC Engineering

BTEC Engineering

Did you know that the UK is currently thought of as a world leader in renewable energy, space, low carbon, aerospace, creative industries, utilities, automotive, agri-food & bioscience? Between 2010 and 2020 engineering enterprises are projected to have 2.74million job openings, including 400,000 technician roles, if being in this exciting industry sounds like something you want to be part of, then look no further.

What will I study?

As a learner at Career 6 you will develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required by the engineering sector, including essential employability skills, and apply them in a real work setting. Students will look at a number of different topics including health & safety in the engineering workplace, communications for engineering technicians, an engineering project, mathematics for Engineering Technicians, mechanical principles and applications and electrical & electronic principles.

What can I do with my BTEC Diploma in Engineering qualification?

AŒfter completing your qualification you can progress directly on to a university course and study further or enter directly in to employment and work in a number of different engineering fields.

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Chemistry

Chemistry

Do chemical reactions fascinate you? Are you interested in the world of atoms and molecules? If this sounds like you, chemistry will really suit you. From medical discoveries to microscopic organisms, chemistry is central to our understanding of the universe. This subject is essential if you want to pursue a career in the health & medical industries.

What will I study?

You will study a number of specialist areas and study in laboratories with excellent equipment and facilities.

What can I do with my chemistry qualification when I've finished?

Chemistry is a qualification that will allow you to progress to university or employment in areas such as medicine, chemical engineering, pharmacology and biochemistry.

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BTEC Engineering

Projects

Students at Career 6 may have the opportunity to extend their skills outside of the A level syllabus by producing an extended project which is a great preparation for university of jobs in the future.

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BTEC Engineering

Work Experience

Career 6 students will have access to excellent work experience opportunities through our established links with employers and all students will have the opportunity to take part in meaningful work experience relevant to their area of study during the course.

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BTEC Engineering

Tutorial/Experience

CLife at Career 6 isn't just about hard work and students will have the opportunity to take part in a whole host of enrichment activities designed to enhance learning. There could be visits, trips and visiting speakers as well as the opportunity to get fit or try something new. These activities will all help to support an outstanding university application or CV.

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Engineering and Advanced Technology Pathway
Engineering and Advanced Technology Pathway
 

At Career 6 we offer you pathways of study which have been put together with your future career in mind.

A Levels are a two-year programme of study, available in a variety of subjects. You will need to select three or four or you can select two or three A Levels and study these alongside a BTEC qualification in your chosen career path.

Use this page to calculate your average GCSE points score for A Level courses.

For A Level courses you will need ALL of the following:
  • At least 8 GCSEs including English and Maths
  • An average point score appropriate for your chosen pathway from all your GCSE subjects
Entry requirements: GCSE grade point average Overall 5.7



Your average GCSE point score is: