UTC Swindon to hold open day next month

By Jessica Durston - 22 September 2021


The Swindon-based University Technical College will welcome the public to discover the opportunities it can offer students between 14-19.

The open day event will be held on Saturday 2 October. 

Members of the public can register at www.utcswindon.co.uk

UTC is a specialist STEM school which aims to deliver a first-class education to students aged from 14 to 19 in an environment that feels more like the workplace.

Its curriculum provides a technical education as well as core curriculum subjects. The curriculum has been devised in partnership with universities and local employers (such as Honda, BMW and Thames Water) wanting to tackle a skills gap in the area.

A spokesperson for the school said: "Our year 13 students achieved a 100% pass rate in all A level subjects and in level 3 Engineering 24% of students achieved the equivalent of 3 A*’s with 36% at A* to B. A significant number of our students have progressed into apprenticeships and university degrees in engineering.

"A UTC education opens doors into the world of work. Our students stand out from the crowd because we work closely with employers."

Students will follow their areas of interest in either engineering or digital technologies while studying GCSEs and A Levels at UTC, while developing invaluable practical and work-readiness skills - a positive approach, punctuality, communication skills, teamwork, problem-solving, leadership, analytical thinking and resilience.

The UTC team say this helps to give students a competitive advantage when entering the world of work or further study.

UTC Swindon students are given the support of local, high-profile industry and academic partners who help to shape the curriculum and work closely with them, tackling real industry issues in the classroom.

The UTC team say employers are involved in project-based learning, student mentoring, work experience and helping to shape the technical aspects of the curriculum, and as a result, students will see first-hand what these employers need, so they can better understand the requirements of the various careers within these organisations.

The school's spokesperson added: "We believe that students who attend UTC Swindon, a member of the Activate Learning Education Trust, are given the best start in a variety of progression routes. Last year our students progressed on to university, apprenticeships, sponsored degree programmes and employment.

"If your child wants to benefit from the latest technology, be in an environment that feels more like being at work than school and benefit from our industry links, then UTC Swindon could be for them. For all upcoming Open Events, please visit their school website."

More information about UTC can be found at http://www.utcswindon.co.uk/

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