The academy specialises in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), as well as health, care and medical science in the Sixth Form.
We run a continuous programme of STEM related events across the year aimed at developing students' skills in these areas whilst also inspiring them with the wide range of career opportunities that they can open up.
Our annual programme run by dedicated STEM Lead, Ms March, includes exciting, and often unique initiatives such as a biorobotics programme in conjunction with the Institute for Engineering and Technology; the Faraday Challenge; Mission To Mars; The Petchey Egg Drop; Lego Robotics; a trip to Centre of the Cell at QMU, and an annual Robotics trip to New York to compete in an international competition sponsored by Bloomberg. We're extremely proud that this year our team came 8th in this prestigious competition.
We regularly partner with the IET, South Bank University, the University of East London, QMU and many more to provide inspirational speakers and organise educational visits that bring our specialism to life.
Our superb UEL Clinical Skills Laboratory gives our students the opportunity to carry out exciting experiments usually only performed at University level and our partnership with Bloomberg exposes students to the world of computing and finance.
Sixth Form students can also choose to be part of our Medical Enhanced Programme which inlcudes visits to teaching hospitals such as Kings College, work experience opportunities with local GPs, visiting speakers, ethics debates, GAP Medics and, crucially, specialist training for the UKCAT and BMAT interviews.