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

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.”

Read more student experiences:

Miles, Engineering
Max, Engineering
Joshua, Engineering
Lewis, Computing

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