T Level Information Evening

On Tuesday 2nd March we hosted our T-Level Online Information Evening on Microsoft Teams. The event was designed to further inform parents and students on the benefits of studying a T-Level at Ursuline Sixth Form.

The evening was spearheaded by our Assistant Headteacher and Head of Technical Education & CareersMr Barton. It featured details about our Digital Production, Design and Development T-Level that has been successfully running since September 2020 with our Head of Digital, Ms Hanson. As well as our *BRAND NEW* Laboratory Science T-Level starting in September of this year; overseen by our new Head of Laboratory Science, Mr Breese. We were also joined by guest speaker Gina Wiley, an Engineering Manager at Deliveroo.

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Take T-Level!

Mr Barton opened the evening with a warm welcome and immense gratitude for the phenomenal turn-out, followed by a brief introduction of the presenters and their roles within T-Levels here at the Ursuline.

Mr Barton went on to speak about the opportunities that would become available on a T-Level course (exciting trips, societies, and industry-lead workshops) as well as the necessary prerequisites required to be eligible to take a T-Level. Mr Barton also spoke about what separates taking a T-Level from the more traditional route of taking three A-Levels, including a fantastic, in-depth industry placement that lasts a minimum of 45 days.

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Digital Leaders!

Leading on from this, Ms Hanson took to the stage to present an in-depth overview of the Digital Production, Design and Development T-Level.

This included a complete guide to the 3 core components of the course and thorough explanation of how the students would be practically assessed. The first two components are classroom-focused whilst the third component consisting of an industry placement. This results in 80% of the course being spent in the classroom learning the skills that employers require, with the remaining 20% being used to gain valuable industry experience and put the skills they have learned into action. Ms Hanson followed this up with a presentation of the exciting extra-curricular opportunities available on the course, including robot-building and learning to code, before passing over to our guest speaker, Gina Wiley.


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Employer Tech Insight!

Gina Wiley is a Tech Employer and has been working as an Engineering Manager at Deliveroo for the past year.

Gina oversees a team of engineers to ensure that Deliveroo’s riders and partner restaurants work smoothly and effectively so that the customers can receive their food on time and piping hot. Gina applied the available T-Level courses to her work as an Engineering Manager and explained how the wide range of skills and experience you will gain on a T-level course make you very desirable to employers and give you the perfect advantage over your competition to kickstart your career.

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Lab Science Life Savers!

Up next was Mr Breese, who’s turn it was to present the T-Level Laboratory Science course and why it would play a pivotal role in the advancements of Science and Medicine.

He opened with an explanation of how, in just the past year alone, the work of laboratory scientists has been essential in the fight against COVID-19 through the ‘development of new ventilators, testing kits and revolutionary new treatments.’. Following on from this, Mr Breese explained what the Ursuline are offering in their new Laboratory Science T-Level via an in-depth course guide, content overview, and description extra-curricular opportunities available to Laboratory Science students.

Mr Barton concluded the event by thanking the viewers for their amazing attendance and interest in our information evening as well as the presenters for making this event possible.

A special thank you to Gina Wiley from Deliveroo!

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You can watch the full event below...

Want to find out more? Check out our T Level Career Paths here.
Already interested? Find out how to *APPLY* here.


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