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Would-be engineers get to grips with new design and technology course at Wilmington grammars

PUBLISHED: 14:44 21 July 2017 | UPDATED: 10:08 24 July 2017

Students at both Wilmington Grammar Schools have signed up for a new course covering design, engineering and construction

Students at both Wilmington Grammar Schools have signed up for a new course covering design, engineering and construction

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The course starts in September

A new course helping to support design and technology students is set to get underway in September.

Both Wilmington grammar schools will start to teach year 10 and year 12 students the Design, Engineer, Construct course, with year nine students already enjoying a taster day at Wilmington Grammar School for Boys before the end of the school year.

The level two and three qualifications aim to get more students qualified in Stem (Science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects, to help support a growing industrial sector.

“Design, Engineer, Construct is unique in taking cutting edge industrial technology and practice and introducing it to our students in a meaningful way,” said Charlie Guthrie, head teacher at Wilmington Grammar School for Girls.

“We are excited to be pioneering this qualification, working with partners from across the sector to instil the professional skills and knowledge that are so desperately needed in the modern workplace. By completing DEC, students can access a wide range exciting and innovative professions, working with experts who provide relevant and impartial careers advice

The course is supported by building companies Laing O’Rourke and Whitecode Design Associates.

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