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STEM Tech City Academy is a brand new proposed Academy due to open its doors in September 2013.
Based in London Borough of Hackney, the Academy will offer places to students aged 16-19 from all over London who are interested and demonstrate an aptitude in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
The Academy’s aim is to widen higher education and career opportunities through the power of science, engineering, technology and mathematics. We will promote a philosophy of Technology for Life which will run through all aspects of the curriculum and school experience.
The Academy will equip students with academic and technical transferable skills to prepare them for employment in an increasingly global competitive environment.
Students will be supported to successfully progress into:
- top UK and international Universities;
- high quality Advanced/Higher Apprenticeship programmes or
- directly into enterprise and/or employment.
The UK currently faces critical skills shortages in all STEM industry areas providing unique job and life-long career opportunities for students of STEM.
STEM subjects can be applied to almost all areas of work and life including careers in medicine, teaching, construction, creative & digital arts, transport & logistics, hospitality, accountancy, business services, sport & leisure, entertainment/gaming and many others. students will be given the opportunity to undertake ongoing work experience in relevant industry and occupational areas; work placements will be brokered directly by the Academy.
The STEM curriculum, extra curricular provision, enterprise hub and the ‘Career First Academy’ will help all students achieve to the best of their ability.