A post KeyStage 3 qualification in Technology & Design and/or Engineering combined with other supporting subject choices opens the door to a wide array of potential future careers for students. Whilst the coursework units of work compiled at both GCSE and A Level also provide students with valuable portfolio material, which can be taken to university interviews as evidence of design or manufacturing competency.
Career areas applicable to students who study Technology & Design or Engineering include: –
|Industrial Design||Electronic Engineering||Interior Design|
|Packaging Design||Materials Science||Graphic Design|
|Product Design||Civil Engineering||Marketing|
|Teaching||Furniture Design||Art and Design|
|Town Planning||Quantity Surveying||Construction|
|Technology and Design||Joinery||Project Planning|
The Technology & Design Department actively promotes the benefits of a STEM based career within regular classroom teaching through the use of:
- Careers information on notice boards throughout the department.
- The Yr10 Technology/Engineering based careers unit of work, where students explore possible STEM related careers along with a number of case studies highlighting the success of past students who have utilised the skills first acquired during their time studying Technology & Design / Engineering at Dalriada and its relevance to their current STEM related career.
The staff within the Technology & Design department in conjunction with their counterparts in the Careers Department, actively encourage the best A-Level Technology & Design / Engineering Students to apply for STEM related bursaries, when pursing a place in tertiary education. Current bursary opportunities include:
- Nuffield Engineering Bursary: This bursary takes the form of summer employment opportunities for students interested in an Engineering based career.
- Queen’s STEM Bursary: The Technology and Design department staff encourage our best A-Level students apply for these bursaries, in the form of a £1000 Scholarship for students who enrol in a STEM subject, make Queen’s their firm choice on their UCAS application and attain a minimum of three ‘A’ grades at A-level (or equivalent).