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Engineering Excellence at college

King Edward VI College has added Engineering qualifications to its already vast portfolio of A level and vocational subjects. The Electrical Engineering courses are now in their second year and are proving very popular with the students who can choose from Electronics A level or the BTEC National Certificate in Engineering and BTEC National Extended Diploma.

The courses got off to a roaring start with results in August for the BTEC Certificate in Engineering at 100% pass, with 80% Distinction or Distinction*. ALPS was grade 1 for value added during the students time at the college.  This puts the college with the very best BTEC providers in the country. David Bailey, teacher of electronics and engineering said “The BTEC in Engineering is a rigorous qualification that sits well alongside A level subjects.  Many of my students are also studying Physics, Maths or Further Maths. A high proportion of students will go on to University to study Engineering which could then lead to a career in Broadcasting, Chemical, Electrical or Aeronautical Engineering, to name a few.” Second year student Hubert Dabrowski said “I chose Engineering because it is very practical in contrast to the other subjects I do (Maths, Further Maths, Physics). Engineering helps me see how the Physics I learned in theory works. However, these subjects are not absolutely necessary to do. In the near future I am hoping to do Engineering related university course.”

Atlanta Curless a first year student from Nuneaton said “I am currently studying BTEC Engineering Level 3, I have just finished level 2 at distinction*. Due to good grades I left secondary school a year early to further my study in engineering, as I hope to go into aeronautical engineering when I am older. This being my future ambition as I enjoy flying planes but I enjoy learning how they work as well.’

If you are interested in finding out more about the college please visit the new website at or come along to the next Open Evening on April 3rd 2014.


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