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Further Maths A Level at Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology

Course description

In line with government exam reform, the course will follow a new specification for September 2017. Details of this specification will finalised later in the year.

Course content

All students are required to participate in specialist studies provided in conjunction with our sponsors. UTC Cambridge’s week models the workplace – 8.30 to 16.30 daily. Approximately 40% of each week is spent on specialist studies many of which lead to professional certification.

Specialist studies include:

• Challenge Projects

• Master Classes

• Work Based Learning

• Careers

Professional Qualifications include:

• Duke of York Award for Technical Education

• Mathlab

All level 3 students will also have the opportunity to study the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) which carries UCAS points and is highly regarded by many universities.

Entry requirements

Academic Pathway

Minimum entry requirements are 7 A*-C GCSEs with an average GCSE score of 48 (B range 46-49) including Triple Science (BBB) or Core and Additional Science (AA) and Maths (7/A or 6/B, course dependent).

Further Mathematics A level – Maths (7 or A)

Future opportunities

Students graduating from UTC Cambridge will be exceptionally well prepared to progress into higher education, work or an apprenticeship, ready to build careers that contribute to the Cambridge success story.

University

Graduating from UTC Cambridge will give you a head start when it comes to choosing a university. Employers are seeking specialist science staff in all areas, and a degree will help take your career to the next level.

Apprenticeships

Our employer partners are highly supportive of apprenticeships, and expect to offer opportunities to our students. Apprentices are paid while they train, attending college one day a week and learning hands-on in the workplace as they gain valuable qualifications. They also offer an alternative route to higher education.

Employment

The Cambridge area is full of highly successful employers ready to take on new staff who leave UTC Cambridge with an impressive range of specialist qualifications – ready to go straight into the workplace and develop their careers.

Further information

Please visit one of our Open Days:

Saturday 12th November 10:00-14:00

Sunday 26th March Open Day and Cambridge Science Festival 10:00-14:00

The Open Days will be an excellent opportunity to find out more about UTC Cambridge, talk to UTC staff and students as well as take part in hands-on science activities.

The UTC Open Days will be held at the UTC Cambridge building, Robinson Way, Cambridge CB2 0SZ (on the SW corner of Long Road and Robinson Way)

Applications for 2017 are now open.

Please visit www.utcambridge.co.uk for how to apply through UCAS Progress. Interviews will generally be offered to students placing UTC Cambridge first or second and will be held on Wednesday 8th March 2017. Offers are based on predicted grades, attendance record, personal statements and references, as well as commitment to the UTC workplace model as demonstrated at the interview. Students can be given two conditional offers, one for an academic pathway and one for an applied technical pathway.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 25 November 2016
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    • Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology is an academy school, students can join the college to study A levels or BTEC at age 16, or to study for GCSE Foundation at age 13 (year 9) and GCSEs at age 14 (Year 10).  Students are offered a unique opportunity to achieve traditional qualifications whilst also getting a head start in developing the skills required for careers in the twenty-first century.  The college works with a wide range of academic, industry and healthcare providers from across the Greater Cambridge Region to provide a cutting edge science and technology education in state of the art facilities.

      Students work for a day a week on Challenge Projects, these are extended projects designed and delivered in conjunction with specialist external partners, the aim of which is to prepare students for STEM based careers.   Through Challenge Projects students develop a practical hands on understanding of science, learn practical skills relevant to the partner organisation, acquire transferable skills such as formal writing, presentation, teamwork and leadership, and understand the range of scientific careers available to them upon graduation.

      Our open event is on the 18th October 2018. To register please follow this link - https://goo.gl/forms/KJeWMFk1eTeXY2pW2