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.

UTC Sheffield City Centre celebrate high technical and academic results

UTC Sheffield City Centre students are celebrating a strong set of technical and A Level results, achieving very high pass rates in both types of qualifications.

The UTC – which is Ofsted graded ‘good’ – is a technical school for 13 to 19-year-olds based on Matilda Street in Sheffield.

Students complete academic as well as technical qualifications in engineering or creative and digital media, backed by employers.

This year, a total of 67 students sat exams. The technical qualification pass rate is 100% for creative and digital media, and 98.2% for engineering.

In addition, 66.7% of students achieved a Distinction* to Distinction-Merit grade (A* to B equivalent) in creative and digital media and 47.3% did so in engineering.

This year’s A Level pass rate has risen to 98.2% compared to 97% last year. At the UTC, 55% of students completed A Levels alongside their technical qualifications. The pass rate for A Level grades from A* to B is 33%.

In addition, 42% of students completed a Level 3 qualification alongside their technical qualifications.

Alex Reynolds, Principal of UTC Sheffield City Centre said: “We would like to congratulate our students on their achievements this year. Our students leave us with excellent technical skills and qualifications ready to move on to their next phase of their careers.”

Students are going onto a range of destinations including degree apprenticeships with employers such as British Aerospace, Jaguar-Landrover, JCB, Toyota, The RAF, Ministry of Defence, Fernite, CTL Seal, Lavender International, Atomising Systems, as well as universities including University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University, University of Nottingham, Liverpool University, and the University of East London.

The technical qualifications are equivalent to between one and three A Levels and involve working on employer-led projects and developing skills related to the subject specialism as well as team working and problem solving skills. The £10 million UTC is equipped with cutting edge industry standard facilities.

UTCs are government funded technical schools that have been established to provide technical learning opportunities in partnership with employers and universities. They provide academic and technical qualifications to match the skills needs of regional employers, supporting economic growth and employment.

Employers supporting UTC Sheffield City Centre include AES Seal, Bauer Media Group, Festo, Finger Industries, Henry Boot Construction, Hive, Lavender International, Rolls-Royce, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield Live, the University of Sheffield, Siemens and Sumo Digital.

Young people can join the UTC in Year 9 at the age of 13 or in Year 12 at the age of 16. For more information, visit www.utcsheffield.org.uk

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