Message from UTC Sheffield City Centre

  • Updated: Sunday, October 18th 2020
  • A Year 9 student has tested positive for Covid-19 and Year 9 parents/carers are asked to download our letter. Year 9 students are being asked to isolate and return to school after half-term on Monday 2 November.
  • The UTC remains open for all other year groups.
  • When Sheffield moved into the Tier 2, high risk category, we had to cancel tours of the UTC, but we are currently looking at strategies to enable tours in some format in the near future. We will be in touch as soon as possible about transition meetings/possible tours.

Message from UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

Updated: Friday, October 16th 2020

All students will be able to return to learning on site at UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park full-time – week commencing Monday, October 19th 2020. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time. Please note our campus tours are going ahead in single family groups.

UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park are running virtual events to hear about our exciting specialisms, with an opportunity to hear from the Principal, the Curriculum Director and staff, and our employer partners.

Computing Showcase:  Tuesday 10th November, 5:30-:6:20pm

Health Sciences & Social Care: Wednesday 18th November, 5:30-6:20pm

Sport Science Showcase: Tuesday 24th November, 5:30-6:20pm


Students attending UTC Sheffield campuses will study a combination of GCSEs and A Levels alongside a technical qualification in their chosen specialism.

At UTC Sheffield City Centre the specialisms offered are:

At UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park the specialisms offered are:

Key Stage 4

Core Offer
KS4 students at UTC Sheffield study GCSE Mathematics, English Language, English Literature and Sciences (Biology, Physics and Chemistry leading to GCSE combined or triple science) over a two or three year period, along with a suite of up to three technical qualifications in their chosen specialism. Students also choose additional GCSEs according to which UTC they attend.

The timetable features allocated lesson time for Careers Information, Advice and Guidance, Citizenship, PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education), Sports and Physical Education, alongside time for independent study and a choice of interesting and varied enrichment activities.

Employer-based projects are embedded into curriculum qualifications to develop business and employability skills.

Overall, this balanced curriculum offer provides a well-rounded education designed to build students’ skills, knowledge, confidence and judgement to equip them for successful progression whatever their interests.

GCSE Options @ UTC Sheffield City Centre
Students select one from the following GCSEs/Cambridge Nationals to study alongside their core subjects and technical specialism:

  • Art & Design
  • Geography
  • Photography
  • Product Design
  • Systems, Control & Electronics

Plus all students at UTC Sheffield City Centre study for the BTEC Award for Digital Information Technology covering useful IT skills sought after by employers.

GCSE Options @ UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park
Students select two from the following GCSEs or equivalents to study alongside their core subjects and technical specialism

  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Psychology
  • OCR National Level 2 Sports Studies

Please note, the course offer may be reviewed as part of the UTC’s long-term commitment to securing the best outcomes for students.

Year 9 students attend the UTC from 8.25am till 2.35pm each day. Enrichment activities are available from 2.35pm till 3.30pm on two days per week.

Year 10 & 11 students attend the UTC  from 8.25am till 3.30pm each day. On two days a week enrichment sessions are available from 3.30 till 4.30pm.

Key Stage 5

At Key Stage 5, students study a Level 3 technical qualification alongside one, two or three A Levels, depending on a student’s ambitions. The offer is flexible to enable successful progression onto top quality university courses, advanced or higher apprenticeships, or directly into employment.

A Level Options @ UTC Sheffield City Centre

  • Fine Art
  • English Language
  • Photography
  • Maths
  • Further Maths (if you are taking Maths)
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Product Design
  • Level 3 Core Maths
  • Level 3 Extended Project options
  • GCSE English, Maths, and Science resits

Engineering & Manufacturing students select from Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Product Design.

A Level Options @ UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • English Literature
  • Maths
  • Further Maths (if you are taking Maths)
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Physical Education
  • Level 3 Core Maths
  • Level 3 Extended Project options
  • GCSE English, Math, and Science resits

There are opportunities for students to choose A Levels available at both campuses. For advice please contact:

Entry Requirements

Students wishing to apply for a Year 12 place at UTC Sheffield must meet the following entry requirements:

  • 5 GCSE passes at grade 4 or above, including Maths and English (those applying for Engineering or Health Sciences will also need a minimum of a 4+ in Science)
  • Grade 6 at GCSE for A Level subjects
  • Level 2 options are also available at both UTCs; students wishing to apply for this option will need 4 GCSE passes at Grade 3 or equivalent, including English and Maths.

For more information please get in touch 

Creative & Digital
Health Sciences
Sport Science

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