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You can apply for both Year 10 and Sixth Form entry by following the link below:

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Year 10

To join us in Year 10 you need to be interested in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). There are no academic entry requirements but you must have a good attitude towards your learning. 

It’s important that you understand that joining the UTC is not the easy option; you will study a full range of GCSEs, learn technical skills and develop your workplace skills. If you are ready to work hard then we can help you to make your future. You can see more details about the subjects we offer on our curriculum pages.

Year 12

To join us in Year 12 you need to be interested in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and we expect you to be very motivated and determined to set yourself up for your future. 

Level 3 Pathway (academic and technical focus)

All applicants for Level 3 Pathway, whether transferring internally or applying from outside, will normally need to meet a minimum entry requirement of five GCSE passes at 9-5, including English and Maths.  In addition there may be individual entry requirements for each course.

Level 2 Pathway (1 year pre-apprenticeship)

All applicants for Level 2 Pathway will normally need to meet a minimum entry requirement of five GCSE passes at 9-2, or equivalent, including English and Maths. You will be able to resit English or Maths GCSEs if you need to.

You can see more details about the subjects we offer on our curriculum pages. 

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