Here are a number of general questions and answers that you may want to know before coming to UTC. If you have a further question which isn’t answered below please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01752 284250.
University Technical Colleges are a new concept in education. They are a place for students aged 14 to 18 to specialise in technical studies alongside traditional education and are supported by high profile academic and industry partners. It allows a student to study a subject that they are really interested in, which is taught in industry standard facilities by teachers with real life practical experience. By 16 their technical skills are far in advance of those students in a standard comprehensive school and more enthusiastic engagement with their academic studies leads to greater achievement in this area also.
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UTC Plymouth specialises in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), but teaches a wide range of other subjects including English, Art and PE.
No, the UTC is part of government-funded education.
Students who know what they want to do can often become bored at school and so underachieve by the time they are 16. At the age of 11 it is too early to specialise but at 14 there is evidence to suggest it is the right time to become more focused while still studying the core subjects Maths, English and Science etc.
Our industry partners have committed their involvement in the operation of the UTC in a number of ways including:
- advice and guidance on curriculum development
- product donations
- employer accreditations
- employer-led projects and challenges
- coaching and mentoring
- work experience
Industry partners will enable students to study specialisms and gain globally accepted industry standard accreditations.
Years 10 and 11
- Charcoal Grey Suit – to be purchased from Trutex
- White Shirt
- School Tie
- Black V neck jumper (school logo) to be purchased from Trutex
Years 12 and 13
- Dark coloured business suit
- White/pale blue shirt option of open neck blouse for girls
- School Tie
- Black v neck jumper (School logo) to be purchased from Trutex
Yes, we have both the facilities and the staff to meet the requirements of any special needs.
No, admission is open for all students going into year 10. Our only requirements are for year 12 places, where we ask for a minimum of 5 GCSE’s A*-C.
Yes – all pupils that are eligible for free school meals will still have that entitlement.
The core subjects, Maths and the Sciences will be streamed by ability to ensure students are receiving the most appropriate support.
You can view all of our school policies, key documents and other important information right here…