Studying high performance Engineering at Silverstone UTC is an amazing opportunity to learn all about different engineering disciplines. Our Engineering faculty is equipped with advanced engineering technology, matching the best that is available to industry. Students have regular opportunities to have practical, hands-on experience of this equipment.
At Key Stage 4, our curriculum has been carefully crafted and explicitly designed to extend beyond the bounds of an exam board specification to create ‘engineers’ who are ready to progress onto further study or high-quality apprenticeships.
Students choosing Engineering in the 6th form will study a variety of engineering skills including workshop practices, engineering maths, electrical principles, computer-aided design, computer-aided manufacture, materials testing, quality control, pneumatics, welding and electronics. Some students will also complete an engineering project which will give them a unique opportunity to focus on an engineering area of their choice, synthesising their theoretical knowledge and practical skills to bring their ideas to life.
The end of year project enables students to compete for the Engineering Student of the Year award, supported by Mercedes AMP HPP. At the annual project showcase event, they have the chance to meet a wide range of employers who are keen to learn more about students’ individual projects and spot talented employees of the future. In recent years, students have secured incredible employment opportunities at these annual events and they are a real highlight of the Silverstone UTC calendar. Our close relationships with local, national and multi-national employers provides students with unique networking opportunities throughout their studies.
A much higher than average number of our students progress onto high quality apprenticeships to successful careers in different engineering sectors. Our students have gone on to careers with high profile organisations in Formula 1, automotive, national security, travel and construction industries.
All Engineering routes also give students the chance to progress to higher education studying Engineering at university and a growing number of students choose this route each year.