Starting at NUAST in Year 12

At Post 16, NUAST offers you the chance to follow a number of pathways:

  • A Level Science, IT, Engineering and Maths
  • A Level Social Sciences with English and Humanities
  • BTEC Level 3 Applied Science
  • BTEC Level 3 Engineering
  • Cambridge Technical Level 3 IT

This means you can follow a curriculum, specifically designed for your specialism, safe in the knowledge that you will have a set of qualifications that will make you an attractive proposition to any tech, engineering or science company or university.

Added to this, work experience, industry led projects and unique access to industry and university specialists makes studying at NUAST the right choice for anyone wanting a career in Science, Engineering or Computing.

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BTEC Level 3 Engineering Pathway

Engineering is a career rich in opportunities which can take you to any corner of the globe. At NUAST we provide the best engineering facilities and curriculum in the local area at GCSE and Post 16.

Post 16 (Level 3 Qualifications)

At Post 16 NUAST offers the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Engineering. Broken down into 18 units, this course is designed to give you a firm grounding in engineering principles through practical experience.

Supported by our industry partners, you will be taught over 20 teaching sessions a week leading to a qualification equivalent to three A Levels.

To further support your study and provide you with an opportunity to explore ideas beyond the curriculum, you will take the Level 3 Extended Project Qualification.

The EPQ is a universally recognised additional qualification that allows students to explore a particular area of academic study that interests them. It is equivalent to half an AS Level.

BTEC Level 3 Applied Science Pathway

Whether at GCSE or A Level, NUAST offers each science as a discrete subject, providing students with the qualifications to gain access to leading universities nationally and internationally.

Post 16 (Level 3 Qualifications)

As a Post 16 Science student at NUAST you will have access to outstanding facilities, specialist teaching staff and the support and guidance of a world-class university.

At NUAST you can study the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Applied Science. This course is intended as an Applied General qualification for Post 16 learners who want to continue their education through applied learning and who aim to progress to higher education courses.

The qualification is wide-ranging and is equivalent to three full A Levels. It has been designed as a two-year, full-time programme of study.

To further support your study and provide you with an opportunity to explore ideas beyond the curriculum, you will take the Level 3 Extended Project Qualification.

The EPQ is a universally-recognised additional qualification that allows you to explore a particular area of academic study that interests them. It is equivalent to half an AS Level.

Cambridge Technical Level 3 IT Pathway

With chronic skills shortages in computing and IT there has never been a better time to study these subjects. At NUAST you can study computing and IT as a specialist subject at GCSE and Post 16 level.

Post 16 (Level 3 Qualifications)

At Post 16 you will have the chance to study a Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in Information Technology. This innovative vocational course is delivered over 20 taught periods a week and is the equivalent of three A Levels.

During the course you will study 18 units and be supported by industry partners providing you with a comprehensive grounding in the working practices of an IT professional.

To further support your study and provide you with an opportunity to explore ideas beyond the curriculum, you will take the Level 3 Extended Project Qualification.

The EPQ is a universally recognised additional qualification that allows students to explore a particular area of academic study that interests them. It is equivalent to half an AS Level.

A Level Pathway

A Levels are available in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. These core sciences are complemented by a range of additional A Level subjects covering the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) curriculum.

The A Level subjects currently on offer are:

  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Engineering Design
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Further Mathematics
  • History
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Media Studies
  • Physics
  • Product Design
  • Psychology

In addition to these subjects, you will undertake the Extended Project Qualification. The EPQ is a universally recognised additional qualification that allows students to explore a particular area of academic study that interests them. It is equivalent to half an AS Level.

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Applications for September 2017

Please apply for a place at NUAST (September 2017 entry) using the online form below or contact us for a printed form.

Entry Requirements:

To study at Level 3, you will need a Grade A*-B in both GCSE English and GCSE Mathematics plus three other GCSE or equivalent qualifications.

To study an A level Science you will need at least a Grade B in TWO science subjects PLUS a Grade B in GCSE Mathematics.

To study A level Mathematics you will need at least a Grade B pass in GCSE Mathematics.

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