Studying in Year 10 and 11 at UTCW is a little different from a traditional secondary school. Most students are ready to be given more responsibility and to be treated like an adult. Students will learn in a unique environment and develop partnerships with local and national businesses.
Throughout their time at UTCW, students will build knowledge and contextualise their learning through our network of employer partners. This is done through work experience opportunities, guest lectures, and employability embedded throughout the UTC.
Partner organisations work with UTC Warrington to deliver specialist masterclasses, CV & interview skills, and a range of project-based tasks.
Students will select their preferred pathway and be supported by industry specialists during their studies.
At UTCW, we offer Key Stage 4 students a highly technical curriculum that focuses on equipping students with a combination of core academic GCSEs and specialist STEM subjects that maximise their progression to Key Stage 5 study and apprenticeships.
Each pathway has been designed with industry-leading employers who are seeking their future talent to be skilled and knowledgeable in specialist areas.
This pathway provides students with a solid understanding of engineering principles, including the design and manufacturing processes. All students will study core subjects in Maths, English Language, English Literature and Science, alongside the specialist subjects.
Built Environment Pathway
This pathway provides students with a unique insight in to civil engineering and construction. Our course has been developed in line with employer demand and will support further study in this field. All students will study core subjects in Maths, English Language, English Literature and Science, alongside the specialist subjects.
This pathway provides students with a unique experience in studying computer science and other specialist courses that aid the understanding of the modern commercial and cyber world. Our course has been developed in line with employer demand and will support further study in this field. All students will study core subjects in Maths, English Language, English Literature and Science, alongside the specialist subjects.
PERSONAL ACADEMIC TUTOR
At UTCW, all students will be assigned a Personal Academic Tutor (PAT) who will be the first point of contact each day. Our daily tutor sessions takes place between 8:30am and 9:00am, where students will learn about modern issues, current affairs and a weekly employability session to track progress around career-readiness.
The half hour morning session also allows for your PAT tutor to address any attendance or progress issues.
In supporting our students on their journey to the best grades, our teachers will continuously monitor each student’s progress. Progress grades will be assessed and shared with students and parents throughout the year in termly reports.
Students’ individual programme of study will be amended on the basis of these reports and additional support provided where necessary.
We will also invite parents and carers to meet with subject teachers in regular parents evenings throughout the year. A key part of the UTCW success is transparent communication and support between the college, its students, and parents/carers.