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Joe, Engineering

I feel like I’ve progressed and developed as a person, and the teachers were great at helping me with the stresses of exams and coursework.

Joe knew he wanted to pursue a career in Engineering so came to the UTC for its mix of specialist and Academic learning.

The sixteen-year-old is now celebrating achieving 8 GCSEs at grade 6 and above, plus a Level 2 Double Distinction* in his Engineering Manufacturing technical studies.

He will be returning to the UTC in September to study A Level Maths, Chemistry, Physics and Level 3 Engineering.
Speaking about his time at the UTC, he said: “I think there’s a lot of incorrect information out there about UTCs but coming here was the right choice for me and I don’t feel like I’ve missed out on anything – in fact I think I’ve done better than I would have elsewhere!”

He added: “I feel like I’ve progressed and developed as a person, and the teachers were great at helping me with the stresses of exams and coursework. There’s also a nice atmosphere here – the class sizes are smaller but that means there’s more focus and you get to know the teachers better and they help you to identify your strengths.”

Joe enjoyed taking part in four different work experiences whilst at the UTC, which were with the AMRC, Jepson, Ernest Wright & Sons and Arconic. Joe said: “One of the highlights for me was a week’s work experience where I undertook a project to make dies with a company who manufacture old fashioned number plates. I feel like I now have a better understanding of the world of work – something I don’t think I would have got as much of at my old school.”

Joe is now looking forward to the next two years. He said: “I’m more than happy with my results and I can’t wait to start my A Levels back at the UTC. These next two years will help me decide which area of Engineering I want to specialise in and pursue into a career.”

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