Joining us at 16
With so many Sixth Forms and Colleges around, how do you pick the right one?
Our curriculum focuses heavily on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) subjects and we do it well. We employ experienced specialists teachers and use our strong industry links to enhance teaching and learning. Students are like minded young people who are looking at pathways in University, completing an apprenticeship or entering the world of work within one of the STEM fields.
We offer an innovative and exciting way of learning. Lessons are a mixture of theory and practical, with an emphasis on workshops, scientific investigations and the use of technology to solve problems and design solutions. The curriculum is narrower, although we are able to offer a variety of pathways based on our Engineering and Health specialisms.
Engineering (BTEC Level 3) Sub Dip (1 A-level equiv.)
Health and Social Care (BTEC Level 3) Sub Dip (1 A-level equiv.)
Entry requirements: 5 GCSEs at 9-5 grade including English and Maths. Grades 9-6 in any subject selected at A level.
Level 3 BTEC pathway
Engineering BTEC level 3 Diploma (2 A-level equiv.) & Business Studies BTEC level 3 Sub Dip (1 A-level equiv.)
Health BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma (2 A-level equiv.)
Entry requirements: 5 GCSEs at 9-5 grade including English and maths.
Resit GCSE pathway
Resit GCSE Mathematics and/or GCSE English
BTEC level 2 Diploma – One Year
BTEC Level 2 Health Qualification
Entry requirements: You will have a grade 3 in English and/or maths (students on this course may complete re-takes in GCSE English and/or Mathematics).
The curriculum also facilitates the development of personal skills. Projects and trips are designed to ensure students are highly employable, professional qualifications are on offer within our CPD and enrichment programmes, and actively engaged sponsors and partners contribute a wealth of experiences including lectures, one to one sessions and larger scale events such as the Skanska Takeover Day.
Our sponsors are integral to the UTC experience and these links are what really set us apart. The contacts and relationships that students are able to build with them can lead to apprenticeships and careers for the future, and our sponsors are ready and waiting to snap up some real talent.
Life at the UTC
There are fantastic personal study facilities, including laptops and desktop computers loaded with Computer Aided Design software. Students are permitted to study off-site in the afternoons if they have no more lessons and are also permitted to sign out for the lunchtime break.
A number of leadership and employment opportunities are on offer within the UTC and, as in the professional world, these roles are offered to students with excellent records of attendance, punctuality and conduct.
Students receive high levels of advice in relation to their UCAS applications and personal statements. There are dedicated staff to support this process and our industry partners also run workshops and one to one sessions.
We are part of the LSBU Group, meaning our students get extra support and guidance when they apply for university or degree level apprenticeships; at London South Bank University or any other provider.
The projects are what really set the school apart when I was looking at Sixth Forms. We have built bamboo bikes, designed and built lighting for children’s hospital wards and we are learning about project management and the business side of thingsYear 12 student
I came to the UTC because I was looking for a different style of teaching, a more business-like environment. I want to go into civit engineering so this was definitely the right option for me, as the contacts with partners such as Skanska are invaluable.Year 13 student