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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..

 

About us

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.

 

Facilities available

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.

Additional support

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.

Learner success

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

You can apply for courses at Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology through UCAS Progress. Add courses to your favourites to apply to this provider.

Last updated date: 15 January 2018
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  • A: Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology
    • Address:
    • Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology
    • Robinson Way
    • Cambridge
    • CB2 0SZ
    • Telephone number:
    • Main: 01223724300
    • Website:
    • www.cam-ast.org.uk
    • Email address:
    • admissions@parksidefederation.org.uk
    • More information:
    • Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology is an academy school, students can join the college to study GCSEs at age 14, or to study A levels or BTEC at age 16. 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, to a day and a half 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.