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Welcome to North Somerset Enterprise and Technology College

In choosing to join NSETC for years 12 and 13 students are starting out on an exciting new stage in their education within a specialised STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and business environment.


Sixth form – a typical week

Students complete a full working week. Course matter is personalised for each student and could include directed study (using latest technology), independent study, enrichment programmes, work placements, community projects, voluntary work, visits, and live project briefs (to apply learning).

Working day

  • 8.30 – 5.00, Monday to Thursday
  • 8.30 – 4.30 on Friday.

Tutor groups

Students meet every morning for registration with their tutor, with an extended period for personal, social, health and citizenship education. Groups are vertical and this means that students will have some year 10, 11, 12 and year 13 students in their tutor group.


You will continue to have homework, but there will be opportunities to complete some of this within the longer school day with the support of our teachers.


During the week students have subject lessons as well as sessions where they can take part in STEM and business enrichment activities, sometimes these will be led by our university and industry partners. There will also be times during the year when students will be out of college for so that they can visit industrial placements, or experience university laboratories, for example.

About us

Your personalised pathway

One of the unique aspects of NSETC is our ability to personalise a students pathway, to make sure we equip them with what they need to get their to the next step and stand out from the crowd in applications and interviews.

We will identify, as early as possible student’s career aspirations and/or any specific university requirements in terms of minimum A Level grades (and typical entry grades), required entrance exams, GCSE attainment, along with any extra-curricular requirements.

Students are given a mentor, who will review with each student the different courses available to them, based upon prior attainment and predicted grades, building from that a personalised action plan of personal development to maximise their chances of achieving a place at university, an apprenticeship or a move straight into employment with training.

As there are so many different career opportunities at different levels there are a range of different entry points and qualifications. The three routes we offer are:

1. A Levels

2. Vocational pathway – BTEC and IMI diplomas


3. A mixture of both A Levels and Diploma. For example, a student could take Biology A Level alongside a Level 3 diploma in Health and Social Care, offering an excellent route into a degree in adult nursing, and potentially leading to a career as a highly paid NHS nursing consultant.


Additional support

Every student After we have received an application form, an advice and guidance meeting will be arranged so students will have the opportunity to discuss what’s best for them with our qualified staff. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact North Somerset Enterprise and Technology College directly.

Last updated date: 30 June 2015
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