Message from UTC Sheffield City Centre

  • Updated: Thursday, 22nd October 2020

    UTC Sheffield City Centre is running a virtual event for Year 12 applicants. Young people, and parents and carers, can find out about our exciting specialisms, with an opportunity to hear from the Principal, Curriculum Director, staff and our employer partners.

    Engineering and Creative and Digital Media: Wednesday 11th November, 5:00pm-6:30pm. Register here.

Message from UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

Updated: Thursday, 22nd October 2020

UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park is running a series of virtual events for applicants.  Young people, and parents and carers, can find out about our exciting specialisms and hear from the Principal, Curriculum Director, staff and our employer partners.

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

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

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

UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park is also offering pre-booked on-site campus tours, strictly for one family (six people maximum) at a time, on November 3rd, 5th, 10th 12th, 17th, 19th, 24th, 26th from 4pm to 6pm. Pre-booking is essential. Visitors will need to comply with Covid-19 safety measures including wearing face coverings and social distancing. Please visit our events page.

2014/15 Review: Creative and Digital Industries

 

September 2014

  • We were delighted to welcome a whole new cohort of Creative and Digital Industries (CDI) students in to Year 10 and Year 12, including an increase in the number of girls.

 

October 2014

  • CDI students attended a presentation at the flagship Electric Works centre for creative and digital businesses to hear from then Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg on the future of the digital industries sector.

 

November 2014

  • The visiting Moderator for Level 3 Technical work in Media commented that one UTC student’s work was the “best piece of video work I have ever seen.”
  • Sheffield-based games company Mudlark (who designed the Transport for London user app) worked with Y10 CDI students. The students were asked to create a game to support young people Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET).  The students pitched their ideas to the team as a presentation.
  • International games developers Sumo Digital continued to support our Y12 students’ Games Industry unit – in between working for PlayStation and Microsoft.

 

February to June 2015

  • The South Yorkshire Film Network (SYFN) supported our Y13 students by exhibiting their audio-visual promo work at The Showroom Shorts event.
  • Local sports film firm Steel City Media, who make promos for Red Bull, visited our Y11 students to help them with project work.
  • The CDI team at the UTC trained the Y11 students in HTML5 and JavaScript in line with the UTC’s vision of giving students value-added industry-relevant skills.
  • UTC student Chloe Carlisle gained a place on the British Film Institute (BFI) Academy course, succeeding over many other applicants from other institutions.
  • UTC worked with the television production staff at Sheffield Live! TV on a show called ‘Games Corner’, initially broadcast on 20 March 2015. Y13 students designed all the marketing and logos, and one Y13 student also helped to code the website.
  • In GCSE Computing, the CDI team added a variety of coding and editor tools into lessons. Students were introduced to ‘Cloud 9’ giving them the workspace (powered by open source Ubuntu) to develop their programming skills.
  • The Creative and Digital Media Level 3 external moderation resulted in outstanding outcomes for students with many achieving the highest grades of double distinction star (D*D*).

 

July 2015

 

August 2015

  • The pass rate for Digital Media students who took technical qualifications at Level 3 – equivalent to one-and-a-half or two A2 Levels – was 100% this year.

 

For more on our Creative and Digital curriculum, please visit: https://www.utcsheffield.org.uk/curriculum/media/ .

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