According to the Department of Employment and Learning, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths (STEAM) continue to be the areas that will be likely to offer employment within the next 10 years.

We seek to develop our students’ understanding of the STEAM agenda and to encourage as many as possible to choose a range of subjects at GCSE and A Level which will allow access to STEAM industries. For those who do not have natural talents in such areas, we seek to educate them so that they understand how non-STEAM specialists such as Advertisers or Human Resource Managers play vital roles in STEAM-based industries.

We teach real skills for the real world and to support our teaching, STEAM Ambassadors from local businesses often visit the college to help students to connect their learning to the wider world. We have developed many positive relationships with successful businesses such as Wrightbus and Bombardier. Our students have also availed of workshops and industrial visits whilst STEAM teachers participate in Teacher into Industry projects which allow them to continue to develop an understanding of the current requirements of successful industries.