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Jack, Computing

Banner image: Jack Underwood

"I’ve really enjoyed the hands-on technical learning, and the creativity and problem solving skills that I’ve developed from being at the UTC."

UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park student Jack Underwood has achieved a top set of GCSEs and is looking forward to further developing his academic knowledge and computing technical skills.

Jack achieved nine GCSEs, including four grade 9s and three grade 8s, as well as a technical qualification in computing with a distinction*.

He said: “I felt a bit anxious waiting for my results. I’m really pleased with the grades.”

Jack, aged 15, is staying on at the UTC to study three A Levels in computer science, further maths and maths as well as a technical qualification in computing.

Jack said: “I chose the UTC because I love computing and wanted to study it in more depth. So, that’s why I took the computer science GCSE as well as a technical qualification in computing.

He added: “My career ambition is to develop and release my own digital products. I’ve really enjoyed the hands-on technical learning, and the creativity and problem solving skills that I’ve developed from being at the UTC.”

During his time at the UTC, Jack has enjoyed working on employer projects applying academic theory to technical projects. These have included creating an app for a local school to help them gather student feedback and taking part in the national computing competition Vex Robotics.

Dr Sarah Clark, Principal of UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, said: “Jack has excelled academically and through also succeeding in competitions such as the Intermediate Maths Challenge, Vex Robots and Code Make Win. He has a very promising future.”

The technical qualifications 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 the UTC include Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, employers on the Olympic Legacy Park, Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield.

Students can join the UTC at the age of 13 in Year 9 or at the age of 16 in Year 12 and the UTC recruits from across Sheffield City Region. For more information, visit www.utcsheffield.org.uk. Follow us @UTCSheffield.

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