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.

Philip Capewell

Nunnery Wood High School

Further Maths

I took Further Mathematics as it linked in with the logical and procedural ideas incorporated into Computer Science, and with the applied mechanical ideas introduced during the physics course. I have enjoyed learning about previously un-explored areas of mathematics, especially those with clear, real-world, applications.  The Mechanical and Decision units have been my favourite, as they have strong links to physics and computer science.
Using these processes and calculations assisted me during the completion of the EES scheme, in which I lead the development of movement software.

After College, I plan to take a degree-level apprenticeship in Software Engineering or System Engineering
Engineering Pedro Pereira

Pedro Pereira

Engineering- Nunnery Wood High School
I always knew I wanted to study Physics and Maths at College as I am passionate about these subjects. I had to choose a third subject so decided on Engineering as it encompasses everything I love about Maths and Physics, and am very glad that I did. I loved studying Engineering because of it’s practicality. I learned a lot about materials and even did a course on 3D modelling which opened my eyes to the inner workings of designing and manufacturing a product. After College, I plan to do an apprenticeship based on Mechanical Engineering to further my knowledge about engineering in the real world and give me practical skills in the field. Thanks to the Engineering course, I feel that I have a head start on getting an apprenticeship (and later a job) in engineering.

Entry Requirements

Essential Qualifications Other Desirable Qualifications / Combinations Skills & Attributes Required for Success Guidance 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 Name A Level Equivalence Duration Awarding 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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