UTC Sheffield

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UTC Sheffield
UTC Sheffield logo.jpg
Established September 2013 (2013-09)
Type University Technical College
Principal Nick Crew
Location Matilda Street
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S1 4SP
England
DfE number 373/4004
DfE URN 139695 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 600 capacity
Ages 14–19
Website www.utcsheffield.org.uk

UTC Sheffield is a University Technical College (UTC) that opened in Sheffield city centre, South Yorkshire, England in September 2013.[1] The site for the UTC was purchased by Sheffield City Council, with capital funding of £9.9 million awarded by the Department for Education for new buildings.[2] The sponsors of the UTC include Sheffield Hallam University and The Sheffield College.[3]

Admissions[edit]

UTC Sheffield 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 the Sheffield City Region. Where the number of applications for admission to the UTC is greater than the amount of places, a proportion of places are awarded to students from each district within the city region.[4]

Curriculum[edit]

UTC Sheffield specialises in advanced engineering and manufacturing and creative and digital media. Pupils aged 14 to 16 study for a diploma in one of the specialised areas – either engineering and manufacturing, or creative and digital media. Pupils also study a core range of GCSEs. Sixth form students also choose between the two specialisms and take a diploma with at least two A Levels. The choice of specialism determines the A Levels on offer to the student.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MPs back city’s brand new technical college - Useful Info". The Star. 7 March 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-03. 
  2. ^ "Ground breaking at Sheffield University Technical College". wates. Retrieved 2013-04-03. 
  3. ^ "Governance". UTC Sheffield. 2013-03-19. Retrieved 2013-04-03. 
  4. ^ http://www.utcsheffield.org.uk/assets/UTC-Sheffield-Admissions-final-Aug2012.pdf
  5. ^ "Curriculum". UTC Sheffield. 2013-03-19. Retrieved 2013-04-03. 

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