Life at the UTC
We offer an innovative blend of high academic standards in a practical environment, so our students have the qualifications and skills to succeed.
Our students are highly employable, with pathways into high-value careers within partner universities and major employers.
Our Year 10 and 11s follow a broad range of GCSEs and practical qualifications. Our 6th form students all follow A Levels or Level 3 technical qualifications. Our curriculum includes the development of digital and technical skills focused on employability. We do more than traditional schools to prepare our students for work and higher education.
More like a workplace than a school
Our students benefit from innovation: we have a longer working day, but do not set homework. All students wear business dress and act in a professional way. Our small size and professional atmosphere means students benefit from closer relationships and high level support.
Project based learning
Our students benefit from project-based learning. These projects give further opportunities to develop skills, enhance progress and give our students the edge. We work with our sponsors to provide opportunities other schools can’t.
Students are given opportunities to show leadership, an important skill for future employment and study. We offer student voice activities and a wide range of project-based learning opportunities. We expect all our students to leave the UTC with real experience of leadership.
Our dress code is business wear for employees and students. We expect students to dress for a formal office environment. This is expected in class and during break and lunch.