Future Engineering at Career 6
Choosing this pathway will help start your career plans within engineering. We offer the A level subjects demanded by the top universities alongside the practical skills and knowledge offered through the BTEC.
On this course you will have access to the outstanding workshop facilities at the college to put your knowledge and understanding into practice. The college is the leading place in the country to offer engineering and we work alongside international employers including Oersted for wind technology. On the course, you will be taught by experts who have the skills and experience to enable you to be successful. We provide the opportunity for you to visit local universities and participate in work and projects with them. Our uniquely planned timetable allows you to undertake work experience placements and see how your subjects link to your career plans through visits to local employers, projects and even the chance to see how engineering has been used to build the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva.
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We recommend that you have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above. These must include a grade 4 in English Language along with a grade 6 in Maths and Physics/Sciences.
What will I study?
Physics helps us to appreciate some of the simple and elegant rules which nature appears to follow. It develops our understanding of the behaviour of extremely large objects (like stars and galaxies) to indescribably small ones such as quarks and leptons. You will need a logical mind and be able to study independently. If you like problem solving then you will enjoy studying Physics.
What can I do with my physics qualification?
Physics is a challenging and rewarding A Level which is highly thought of by universities and employers. It is essential for university study in physics, astrophysics, aeronautical engineering, electronic and mechanical engineering. Physics is also highly desirable for many other degree courses such as mathematics, sciences, medicine, computing and architecture and sport.
What will I study?
In A Level Mathematics you should be prepared to learn many new techniques, some in new areas that are not part of the GCSE syllabus. At A Level, the focus is on the methods used to solve problems, the ability to adapt your knowledge to different situations, and modelling the real-world using algebra. All students will also study topics in Mechanics and Statistics.
What can I do with my Mathematics qualification?
While many jobs may not appear to require the study of Mathematics, the subject can lead to many important employment skills. Students learn to solve a variety of problems, adapting their knowledge to different areas of the syllabus. Mathematics is also a subject that teaches the need for clear communication. It forms the basis of studying sciences or engineering at a higher level or moving on to degree apprenticeships.
What will I study?
This qualification has been developed to provide you with an advanced knowledge and understanding of the practices of engineering technologies. The course will be delivered in both science laboratories and the Technology workshop. Students will have the opportunity to develop both practical and theory elements of engineering as well as using CAD/CAM and 3D Printing within the course.
What can I do with my Engineering qualification?
Engineering is a national priority for skills development and a key priority in the Humber region with the development of sectors including wind technology. This course will prepare students well for University courses in engineering and related subjects and also for higher and degree apprenticeships.