How will I get there?

We’ll help you develop the skills you need for the future by bringing work to life so you gain first hand insight from employers about the skills they need you to have - and a real sense of how to keep up in times of rapid change .

Although student life at North east Futures UTC will be different from any other school, you will still be studying for GCSEs, A-Levels and other well-recognised qualifications. This will ensure you can advance in work, apprenticeships or higher education. The difference is, you'll be working with employer input on a daily basis - the best way to bring work to life as you progress through your studies.

If you bring your passion and commitment, we'll make sure we set you on the right path to take control of your future.

Areas of specialism

Studies with a difference

For a start, the days are usually 9-5 (with an early finish on Friday) as study hours reflect a real job. You won’t get any homework and there is no uniform. You’ll be treated like an adult and trusted to complete independent learning each day, with staff providing support.

You will working on practical projects and real-life challenges set by experts from business and university alongside your courses. You will learn from the best and most knowledgeable people that the region has to offer.

Did we mention having your own mentor? He or she will be someone experienced in the world of business that can advise and guide you. We’ll also find you relevant and hands-on work placements that you’re actually interested in.

You’ll experience all of this and be using the latest technology with access to state-of-the-art campus facilities in the Newcastle’s city centre.

See what the students at The Elstree UTC like

Bringing work to life and life to work

The people who work in IT and health science have changed the world. From the mobile technology that's part of our everyday lives to the latest breakthroughs in curing cancer, these people are pioneers who have honed their talent and technical skills from an early age.

To help launch you towards this success, we’ll provide you with expert-led career advice and targets, real industry experience, quality mentoring, the latest technology and state-of-the-art facilities. All you have to do is grab this opportunity to make a difference with both hands.

Answers to your questions

Year 10:

Mathematics (1 GCSE)
English, English Literature (2 GCSEs)
Biology, Chemistry, Physics (3 GCSEs)
Computer Science (1 GCSE)

STEM Technical Award (1 GCSE Equivalent)
(either Digital Technology or Health Science)

Option in Modern Foreign Language (1 GCSE), Art (1 GCSE), Geography (1 GCSE) Or Design Technology (1 GCSE)

PE and Sport, EPCC (Ethics, Philosophy, Culture and Citizenship)

Duke of York Award or Duke of Edinburgh Award enrichment

Year 12 

A Level route: 3 or 4 from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics and Further Mathematics

Technical route: BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Applied
Science (Biomedical Science) or Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in

Combined route: 2 A Levels from the list above with Level 3 Diploma in Medical Science or Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Computing