Welcome to Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology
Welcome to Cambridge Academy for Science and Technoloy
You could be part of Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology – joining the next generation of Britain’s scientists, technicians, engineers, and programmers. As highly skilled young people you will be the innovators and enterprising employees of tomorrow. You will be helping to create new industries and provide much-needed talent for existing businesses and public services both within our region, and beyond. You will learn in innovative and exciting ways, fulfilling your desire to be a dynamic, future-thinking scientist.
Do you love science? The Academy opened in 2014 as a specialist science college for 13 to 19 year-olds, designed to give you a head start in the UK’s booming biomedical and environmental industries.
Learning real science through real-world challenge projects, and working with real scientists from our world-leading biomedical industry partners will be at the heart of learning at UTC Cambridge..
Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology is based in a £10 million state-of-the-art building in Robinson Way – at the heart of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus – it opened to 14 to 19 year-olds in September 2014.
From 2018 we will be recruiting students to begin courses in year 9, as well as in year 10. This is so that students who currently attend schools where GCSE courses start in year 9 will have the opportunity to transfer across at that point. Those starting with us in 2018 in year 9 will begin their GCSE study by following a foundation course. This will involve all the preparation required to give students a ‘head start’ in GCSE programmes so that when they start their GCSE specification courses in year 10 they are already confident and ahead in their studies.
The college is a new centre of excellence for Biomedical and Environmental Science and Technology, offering an innovative learning programme developed in partnership with leading employers, including Napp Pharmaceuticals and the Medical Research Council.
The three-storey building in Robinson Way, Cambridge, adjacent to the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, contains sector-leading facilities including a lecture theatre and five super labs – three of which can be joined together to emulate large-scale research conditions. Students also have access to a café, break-out zones and chill out areas.
Students have access to a wide range of enrichment activities, including tutorials, citizenship, communication skills and sport – all designed to improve learning experience and enhance employability skills.
At Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology we offer an exciting STEM Curriculum at both Key Stage 4 (GCSE) and Key Stage 5 (BTEC/A Level).
We offer our students a unique opportunity to achieve traditional qualifications while also getting a head start in developing the skills required for exciting and rewarding careers in the 21st century. Students can progress through these key stage 4 and 5 years, spending 4* years with us or joining at sixth form entry stage.
Our GCSE curriculum has a strong emphasis on Maths and English which compliments science and technical subjects. BTEC and A Level students are also offered a wide choice of STEM courses. Students will study either a BTEC or A Level portfolio of accredited qualifications including Core Maths, the Extended Project (EPQ) and Challenge Projects.
How to apply
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