Why Study Engineering?

Engineers are fantastic problem solvers that use a combination of maths and physics to understand and investigate the world around them. Engineers need to think logically but also need to be creative in their approach to solving problems. As part of the course you will learn about and solve problems in a huge variety of topics including mechanics, electronics, material science, environmental engineering and gear systems.

Why study Engineering at Worcester Sixth Form College?

We take a creative approach to teaching and learning which includes practical work, development of teamwork and analytical skills. You will be taught by experienced subject specialists in modern well-equipped laboratories located in our state of the art Science Centre.

Engineering students have the opportunity to work on a project as part of the Science and Engineering Academy. Additionally, students will be encouraged to take part in the Junior Internship Programme, where they will gain work experience with a local engineering company and, with the help of a mentor supplied by the company, complete an Extended Project Qualification.

Progression Opportunities

The skills you develop as part of the Engineering course are highly valued by employers and provide the necessary building blocks should you wish to follow a career path into the engineering profession.

Engineering can be studied as a pathway to vocational courses such as engineering apprenticeships, or in combination with A Levels such as Physics or Mathematics to facilitate more traditional academic routes onto Engineering degrees or related courses.

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Entry Requirements

Essential QualificationsOther Desirable Qualifications / CombinationsSkills & Attributes Required for SuccessGuidance on Costs or Commitments
GCSE Maths at grade 5 or above, GCSE Physics or Combined Science at grade 5 or above.Core Maths must be studied where a student is not enrolled on Maths A Level.Optional trip in year 1 (approx. £8)

Qualification Levels & Enrolment Options

Qualification NameA Level EquivalenceDurationAwarding Body
Certificate1/2 A Level (1 Block)1 yearCambridge Technical
Extended Certificate1 A Level (1 Block)1 year (to be studied in 2nd year after successful completion of Certificate)Cambridge Technical

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