Bristol Technology & Engineering Academy

Create Your Future: Discover, Innovate, Design, Engineer
Concorde Partnership EC university Technical Colleges

Life at Bristol Technology & Engineering Academy

Enrichment Activities 

  • Combined Cadet Force (CCF)
  • Scalextric 4 Schools challenge
  • FIRST LEGO League
  • Landscaping
  • Royal Navy Challenge
  • Engineering Education Scheme
  • Science club
  • Practical woodworking club
  • Board games
  • Computer Animation
  • BBC News Schools Report
  • Sport including:
    • Basketball
    • 5-a-side football
    • Rugby

Scalextric 4 Schools Challenge

Scalextric4Schools is an exciting project for schools where students design, build and race their very own Scalextric cars.

The students design their cars using 3D CAD software and then integrate their own designs for chassis and body with genuine Scalextric components.

They then get to test and race them on our Scalextric track and have the opportunity to race against other schools in regional and national competitions.

Scalextric 4 Schools ChallengeScalextric 4 Schools Challenge


FIRST LEGO League challenges young people to think like scientists and engineers. Each year the League releases a Challenge, which is based on a real-world scientific topic.. For 2016.17 the challenge is ANIMAL ALLIES. Teams will investigate and solve a real-world problem in the Project. They will also build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® technology to solve a set of missions in the Robot Game. Students then get to take part in a tournament against other schools.


Royal Navy Challenge

Each year the Royal Navy and Young Engineers issues an engineering challenge for UTC students. For 2016/17 the challenge is Operation Amphibious Angel.

Teams of students must design and build an amphibious solution to help stricken islanders on Angel Island. The vessels must rescue lost supplies, traverse land and water and finally deliver much needed aid to hungry and injured islanders. The challenge is set on a fictitious Caribbean Island which was has been left devastated following a recent hurricane. Students will work in small teams to devise the remote control amphibious solution. The teams submit a design report to the Royal Navy and, if selected, get to take part in the national competition against students from other UTCs.

Royal Navy Challenge

Engineering Education Scheme

The Engineering Education Scheme links teams of four Year 12 students and their teacher with local companies to work on real, scientific, engineering and technological problems.

During the project, students are encouraged to show industrial enterprise, creativity and innovation whilst gaining extensive experience of problem-solving, team-working and project management.

The scheme provides students with an in-depth experience in science, engineering and technology that will enable them to make an informed decision about their future studies and careers.