UTC Plymouth

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UTC Plymouth
Established 2013
Type University Technical College
Principal Mary Cox
Location Park Avenue
Devonport

Plymouth
Devon
PL1 4RL
England Coordinates: 50°22′40″N 4°10′31″W / 50.3778°N 4.1753°W / 50.3778; -4.1753
DfE number 879/4000
DfE URN 139432 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Ages 14–19
Website www.utcplymouth.org

UTC Plymouth is a university technical college (UTC) that opened in the Devonport area of Plymouth, Devon, England in September 2013.

The UTC is located on the site of the former Parkside Community College on Park Avenue. The campus was extensively rebuilt and refurbished for the opening of the UTC in 2013.[1]

Sponsors and partners[edit]

Plymouth University is the university sponsor of the UTC, while City College Plymouth and Plymouth City Council are the other sponsors.[2] Employer partners of UTC Plymouth include Babcock International, Becton Dickinson, DS Smith, Fine Tubes, Invensys, Plessey, Princess Yachts, the Royal Navy, UTC Aerospace Systems, VI-Spring, MVV Environment and Wrigley Company.[3]

Admissions[edit]

UTC Plymouth had an initial intake of students aged 14 and 16 (academic years 10 and 12) in 2013, but will expand to accommodate students aged 14 to 19 over the following two years.

The primary catchment area of the UTC is Plymouth, South Devon and South East Cornwall. Where the number of applications for admission to the UTC is greater than the amount of places, priority is given to students living nearest the school.[1]

Curriculum[edit]

UTC Plymouth specialises in marine engineering and advanced manufacturing.[4] Pupils aged 14 to 16 study a core amount of GCSEs which includes a GCSE in Design and Technology. Pupils also study a BTEC First Diploma in either engineering or manufacturing. Sixth form students have the option to study a range of A Levels as well as BTEC Nationals in engineering and manufacturing.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "University Technical College Plymouth | Parkside School Plymouth". UTC Plymouth. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "UTC Plymouth". .plymouth.ac.uk. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "University Technical College Plymouth | Parkside School Plymouth". UTC Plymouth. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "University Technical Colleges". Utcolleges.org. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "University Technical College Plymouth | Parkside School Plymouth". UTC Plymouth. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 

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