Maths, Physics and Computer Science A-Level Pathway(STEM)
SUBJECT COMBINATION POSSIBILITIES
Tech Level IT
These are just some of the recommended subjects, but other combinations are also available.
Additional Study Skills
The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)is a largely self-directed research project into a topic of the student’s choice. You will develop your study skills as you plan, research and develop your idea, creating either a research assignment, a product or an activity (e.g.,an event)as your final piece. The EPQ may also count towards UCAS points.
Core Maths is an exciting course which will help you to use maths in a range of ‘real world’ contexts to prepare for success in your studies, future care and life.
This one-year course will develop your mathematical skills and thinking appropriate for a Level 3 qualification. You will become more confident and competent in using maths and the qualification will be considered for UCAS points if you are planning to study at university in the future.
Work experience examples (skills, sector, employers) Private companies, such as engineering, logistics, and IT. Public sector education providers and Derby City Council (Local Government).
Internal and External opportunities:
Summer Schools,such as the Sutton TrustUniversity Taster DaysChallenge Days andInsight Schemes Competitions (set by employers)Online Games,such as Stock Market ChallengesYoung Enterprise ChallengeOpportunities and work experience schemes/training aimed at Year 12 with the employers
Skills built from studying these subjects:
These are just some examples ….
- Technical Ability
- Problem Solving
- Attention to Detail
- Time Management
Example Career Pathways
These are just some examples
ArchitectBuilding SurveyorCivil EngineerDesign EngineerStructural EngineerTown PlannerMechanical EngineerElectronicsEngineerQuantity Surveyor
CriminologistMaterials EngineerMeteorologistResearch ScientistResearch and Development Manager
Data AnalystStatisticianMarket ResearchData AnalystBusiness Analyst
Cyber Intelligence OfficerCyber Security Analyst
Finance OfficerPublic FinanceAccountantBank ManagerFinancial AdviserCredit ManagerTax AdvisorCredit ControllerCompany SecretaryMortgage AdviserEconomist
Specialist Careers Information
Students of these subjects are highly sort after by industry.Opportunities existvia formal education routes such as higher education and apprenticeship study. For some roles higher level learning may be required post degree. Routes in can be vocational or academic.
- Mathematics or Physics
- Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Petroleum Engineering
- Computer Networks
- Computer Forensics
Specialist University Information
- IT Field Engineer
- Apprentice Mechanical Testing
- Apprentice Assistant Accountant
- Transport Planning Technician
- Chartered Town Planner