New science programmes helping Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College students get ahead


Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College is helping students succeed with new science programmes.

Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College has announced that from September it will be offering three new baccalaureate qualifications in medical science, engineering sciences and mathematical sciences.

The courses are aimed at preparing students for higher education and they will be taught in Staffordshire University’s multi-million pound labs.

They will carry out practical work, monitored by scientists from a Russell Group university one of 24 UK universities known for their academic prestige.

Ed Swann, head of science at the college said: “There are a lot of students who have the drive but no idea how to break into the industry.

“With this programme we will reach out to every student we can.”

“Every student capable of achieving the required grades will have the best chance possible of not only a place at Oxford, Cambridge or a Russell Group university, but more importantly an excellent chance of securing the career they deserve.”

Students will also attend inspirational seminars and have opportunities to speak to industry professionals regarding career paths and advice when it comes to job applications.

College principal Mark Kent said: “Every week there will be a science practical in the University labs, no other institution has these facilities.”

Currently only a small number of students from the area will go on to study a maths or science degree according to a recent study.



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