Bicester Technology Studio is set to prepare students for careers in local growth industries. Alongside the core curriculum, students are offered qualifications within the following specialist routes:
Enterprise and entrepreneurship: Learn how to start up your own business
Life Sciences: accessing a direct route into the NHS
Green tech: creating technology for a sustainable world
The specialisms are designed to enhance skills and knowledge as well as increase the opportunity for success in GCSEs, A-levels and BTEC qualifications. Specialist study provides a valuable differentiator for students when they are applying for higher education or employment.
Students gain opportunities for focused employment placements and a curriculum shaped to reflect local employment priorities, delivered in partnership with leading industry partners such as A2Dominon, Brita, Chiltern Railways, RED Engineering, Zeta Specialist Lighting, Bioregional and Willmott Dixon.
Principal Richard Brown said: “Bicester Technology Studio develops students’ practical, academic and problem-solving skills through real-world projects and exceptional links with leading local employers.
“Students gain excellent transferable skills to take into employment and higher education, as well as getting a head start into the area’s growth industries.
“These young people will have the skills, confidence and know-how required to shape the future of Bicester and beyond.”