The Post 16 provision at Digitech offers any prospective student the opportunity to study, develop and grow in an environment that is truly different.
Digitech Post 16 has the right suite of courses and qualifications to inspire you to be part of the next generation of creative, digital and high-tech leaders.
With this in mind, our Post 16 offer is specialised and built around creative, digital and high-tech subjects; there are opportunities for students to follow a vocational or academic route, or a blend of the two. Our Level 3 courses include a core range of A Levels, Vocational qualifications and the EPQ (Extended Project Qualification). Our offer is designed to prepare our students for progress to university, further training or employment having gained relevant and appropriate digital sector skills and qualifications.
Other than the exam courses on offer, Digitech provides a formal Information Advice and Guidance programme, which helps prepare P16 students for the next steps, be it University or a higher-level apprenticeship. There is also a re-sit programme for students who have not met the floor targets in GCSE English and Mathematics at their previous school.
Additionally, we encourage our P16 students to undertake regular and meaningful work experience that is in line with their career aspirations. This will give our students the necessary edge, again when applying for the next stage of their academic or working life. We have developed links within the sector and students can undertake Work Experience or Extended Project Qualifications(EPQ) that are sector related such as the new EPQ in Cyber Security. This emphasis on work experience gives Digitech students the necessary edge when applying for the next stage of their academic or working life.
All teaching is delivered by specialist teachers within our state of the art building with its outstanding facilities. Our current curriculum offer is:
This ethos of progression, coupled with a program of personal coaching and mentoring for our post-16 students results in students who are equipped to meet their life goals. Digitech Studio School works collaboratively with the Cabot Learning Federation (CLF) Post 16, and our students can also access CLF Post 16 Enrichment.
Entry requirements for each course at Digitech are dependent on a number of factors that are discussed at interview.
Joint Diplomas in Creative Digital Media and IT
4’s in English and maths and 3C’s in relevant subject areas, or a demonstrable level 3 skill set for IT.
Arts Route Suite – Creative Digital Media, Art, Photography
4 in English and 3C’s in relevant subjects for all other specialist courses or a demonstrable level 3 skill set for the arts.
High Tech Suite – maths, physics and computer science
5 in maths and B’s in relevant subjects
For more information please get in touch to arrange a visit.
|Current Year 12
6X 50 mins per one A level course equivalent
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|IT Diploma||1||OCR||Creative Digital Media Diploma||1||OCR||Art and Design BTEC||1||Edexcel|
|IT Diploma||1.5||OCR||Creative Digital Media Diploma||1.5||OCR|
|Current Year 13
6X 50 mins per one A level course equivalent
|Creative Digital Media Diploma – Up to 1.5 A Levels OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Media|
|IT Diploma* – up to 1.5 A Levels (Including Game Design Units) OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma in IT (2012)|
|Photography A Level AQA|
|Mathematics A Level OCR|
|Physics A Level OCR (A Spec)|
|Computer Science A Level OCR from 2015|
The boomsatsuma programme is a brand new approach to post-16 study where students work as a creative agency producing real-world projects involving Film, Graphics, Photography, Web Design, Events and more.
As part of the new creative agency studying the boomsatsuma programme, you will develop a wide range of creative skills and put them into practice on real-world, engaging projects. Teams that have completed the programme before have earned recognition across the South West for being an enthusiastic, forward-thinking and successful group of young people that have worked on a variety of projects with organisations such as boomsatsuma, City Council, UWE, Royal Photographic Society and many more in the area. An independent style of working with real responsibility is a big part of the programme, which aims to better prepare students for their progression route choice; whether that be university, an apprenticeship or the workplace. By the end of the programme, students will have developed a diverse portfolio of creative work including Film, Photography, Graphics, Web Design and more that they can use to demonstrate their skills to future employers and educational institutions.
Students from the boomsatsuma programme have progressed onto a wide range of exciting options that suit their passions and preferred ways of working. Many students successfully gained places to study a variety of undergraduate degrees at UWE Bristol, Bath Spa, London Metropolitan and other universities. Some went on to further extend their creative practice on foundation art programmes at SGS, Weston College and others colleges. Others progressed onto higher apprenticeship programme in order to get into the workplace while training. Some students use their post-16 education diagnostically in order to find where their passions lie and go in any number of different directions after completing the course, using their essential project management and people skills to push them forward.