Architecture and building projects have always been a part of Aqsah’s life. It’s why the T Level in Construction, Design and Planning is the perfect course for her, as she explains here.
What makes a building so special that it stands out from everything else that’s around it? I would say that it’s special when it includes the culture and history of the surrounding area. I look forward to exploring this a whole lot more throughout my career.
It was my school that told me about the T Level. Design Technology was my favourite GCSE, so this seemed like a brilliant way to carry on with it.
I’m passionate about drawing and sketching building outlines. I love copying all the details and looking at buildings all over the world.
Dubai has some of the most stunning architecture I’ve ever seen. I dream of working here one day.
Growing up, I was also interested in building work. I helped my dad rebuild our garage. It was literally taken apart and rebuilt from scratch. I liked helping the other builders that were working for us as well.
If you’re passionate about a career in the planning and design side of construction, this is the course for you. There’s a lot of variety in what we’re studying.
And you get to understand the job options out there. Civil engineering and architecture are just for starters.
I already feel I’m fully involved in the course.
I think T Levels go beyond A Levels. They take you into the outside world so you understand how to get where you want to.
Our industry placement at HS2 through Balfour Beatty VINCI is going to be amazing. Naturally, I’m excited about seeing more of the design side of things. Hopefully I’ll get to look at this in more depth.
It would have been easy to take the safe option and go to sixth form at my school. It would have felt protected because I knew the place and the people so well. But that’s not always the right thing.
I’m happy to be going for something new; something that represents the future.