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Course description

The Engineering Education Scheme is part of the BEST programme and is supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering. It is a highly prestigious scheme which introduces students to the world of engineering and gives them the experience of a residential workshop in a university. Students will acquire skills of teamworking, time management, report writing and presentation on a commercial level. They will also interact with adults from industry and academia.

Completion of the scheme is a major positive factor in successful university applications. It also leads to a Gold CREST award through the British Association for the Advancement of Science.

The scheme involves a team of four Year 12 students being given a real engineering task by a local engineering company. The task has been selected because the company wants to know the solution and wants to see what young fresh minds can come up with. Recently the school has worked with John Crane, AMEC and National Grid. The number of teams available will depend upon the companies. For the last three years there have been two teams.

Entry requirements

Entry to the scheme is by selection. A letter of application is needed at the start of the autumn term and this will be followed by an interview. Students wishing to take part should be studying mathematics at AS level.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Langley Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 29 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years