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Higher Education

At Bourne Academy, we support students throughout their journey into Higher Education. We have university visits built in to their time at school and offer workshops for parents and students guiding them through the process.


Please also refer to individual university websites


Higher Level Apprenticeships / Training


Army / Navy / RAF

Possible career opportunities in the Services:

  • Engineering – Aircraft (Mechanical and Avionics), Workshop, Weapons, Survival Equipment
  • Force Protection – Police, Fire-fighter
  • Medical and Medical Support – Numerous jobs
  • Personnel Support – HR, Legal, Chaplain, Physical Training Instructor, Musician
  • Logistics – Supplier, Mover, Driver, Chef, Caterer


Merchant Navy

  • Navigation (Deck), Engineering and Electro Technical Officers
  • Support staff who assist Officers
  • Hotel and Catering, Hospitality & Support Services
  • On passenger ferries, cruise liners and super yachts


A selection of subject related websites

Why study… Maths, English, Science, History etc?

What are Vocational Qualifications?

What are Facilitating Subjects? – Law – NHS – Retail – Retail – Mechanical Engineering – Physics – Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths – Engineering – Travel & Tourism – Chemistry – Languages – Languages – Maths – Maths – Religion/Theology – Geography – Geography – Media – Business/Economics

Graduate Job Sites

Ambitious Futures – Guide to getting a Top Uni place


Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.

As an apprentice you’ll:

Apprenticeships take 1 to 4 years to complete depending on their level.

Levels of apprenticeship

Apprenticeships have equivalent educational levels.



Equivalent educational level



5 GCSE passes at grades A* to C



2 A level passes


4,5,6 and 7

Foundation degree and above


6 and 7

Bachelor’s or master’s degree


For more information see:

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