Our flexible learning will make sure our students are supported throughout their time.

At the University Academy of Engineering South Bank, we believe each student is an individual; the best way for one person to learn may not be true for another. There will be opportunities for students to try different styles of learning and discover what works best for them. Our timetable will be structured to include in-depth project based learning providing the opportunity to work with a wide range of university staff, students, business and engineering partners. Our class sizes and teacher to student ratios will be flexible to ensure students get the best support they need. Purpose-designed ICT will motivate and engage our learners.

Developing independence

A Core Learning Skills programme will ensure out students are supported to develop independence and take responsibility for their learning providing the opportunity to work with a wide range of university staff, business and engineering partners.  Personal learning and thinking skills, self-management, team-working and communication skills will be developed.

All students will be supported to develop independence and take responsibility for their learning, have respect for others and have the ability to work collaboratively in a range of contexts in and outside of school.  These skills will be further developed during  the preparation time for half an hour at the end of every Academy day.


Extra-curricular learning will be available through the Academy’s association with organisations such as Formula 1 in Schools and Young Engineers Club network. Students will have opportunities to participate in national and international science and engineering competitions.

The Enrichment Programme is a fundamental part of academy life and aims to offer our students experiences and activities that broaden their experience and their horizons. We want every individual to extend their skills and talents in a range of areas and Enrichment is key to this.

The programme is part of the school week, taking place from 3:40pm to 5pm every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

All students must attend a minimum of one of these sessions each week.   The courses on offer change from year to year and have recently included chess, philosophy, argument and reason, science, drama, choir, mandarin, gardening, sporting clubs (such as football, basketball, and table tennis), making an electric car, and many more.  Many of our enrichment courses are also linked to national competitions such ‘F1 in Schools’, ‘The Big Bang’ competition and ‘Jack Petchey Speak Out’.

Enrichment Booklet for Modules 5 & 6 for the Academic Year 2017-2018.


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