Supported by Technical and Project-Based learning.
The UTC curriculum is enriched with regular access to Project-Based learning where students ‘drop down’ from their normal lessons to do industry-led real-world projects. Project-Based learning helps students understand the ‘real-world’ of work and develop the skills they need to get ahead. Students will end key stage 4 with a fantastic set of GCSE results, a unique CV and the professional skills to take them to the next stage of their career.
These might be such things as cyber security, biotechnology, games development, e-health or personalised medicine. There are, of course, many more like this which may spark their interest.
All students will be encouraged to undertake the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award as part of their enrichment studies and will benefit from personalised careers advice, guidance and support from UTC staff and industry partners.
Religious Education and Citizenship is delivered as part of Personal Development and the Tutor programme.
Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) fomrs part of the curriculum and is delivered through Personal Development, Tutor Time and Science.
Health and Fitness lessons are delivered through dedicated sessions and the enrichment programme and opportunities to take part in a variety of sporting and fitness activities are encouraged. The intent is to ensure studetns pick up good habits for life and find physical activities that they will continue to engage in beyond their time at the UTC.
Students are expected to develop as Independent Learners throughout Key Stage 4 so they are able to cope with the demands of a post 16 education, apprenticeship and the workplace. To facilitate this, students will have periods every week where they will be in supervised, independent learning time and encouraged to use the time effectively to meet the targets set by their teachers.