Students join Lincoln UTC at the start of Year 10 as they make their option choices for GCSE examinations. The UTC provides students with a breadth of academic and technical qualifications to ensure that they are able to move into any field related to Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science at the end of Year 11.
Students study core subjects and make a choice from the range of optional subjects offered. It is important for students to appreciate that the time allocated to specialist subjects is considerable. Of the 28 teaching hours per week, students will spend 14 – 20 hours studying Maths, Science and Engineering. Students can achieve between 9 and 11 GCSE / equivalents during their two years of study.
The entry requirement for Year 10 at Lincoln UTC is a passion and commitment to our specialist subjects – Science and Engineering. Students must be willing to commit to our high standards. All students study core subjects, including Mathematics, English, Science and Engineering and select two subjects from the optional subjects offered. Options run dependent on the minimum number of applicants being reached.
Our results speak for themselves:
GCSE Mathematics: 18% A*-A grades, 85% A*-C.
GCSE Further Mathematics: 88% A*-C
GCSE Core Science: 91% A*-C
GCSE Biology: 43% A*-A, 95% A*-C
GCSE Chemistry: 29% A*-A, 86% A*-C
GCSE Physics: 29% A*-A, 100% A*-C
CNAT Engineering: 75% A*-C
We know that students at Lincoln UTC make great progress in our specialist subjects.
Students choose one or two of the following:
Curriculum Case Study: Engineering
Students are working with VxI Power to develop their understanding of electronics circuits. They will each be tasked to create and manufacture their own printed circuit board, using computer aided manufacturing technology. They will analyse the performance of their circuit and work with VxI Power experts to see how these concepts can be developed and utilized in a highly specialist industry.
Curriculum Case Study: Science
In the past students have worked with the Lincolnshire Police Collision Investigation Team to work out why a car skidded off a road near East Kirkby. By analysing skid patterns and collision data, teams of students work together to determine the speed of the vehicle and build a case to support their judgements. This original work has not brought greater safety to Lincolnshire roads and the intended project for 2016 has not been able to take place because fatalities have been so high the Officers in charge have been too busy with their own work. This is such a multi-disciplinary activity, involving Physics, Biology, Mathematics and Engineering, that we are already looking forward to working with Lincolnshire Police in 2017.
One afternoon a week is devoted to Sport, where students move over to the University of Lincoln to take part in a wide variety of sporting activities – squash, football, badminton, volleyball and wheelchair basketball…to name just a few! This is a time to try out new sports in preparation for life after the UTC – keeping fit and healthy is critical for a happy and successful future.