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- About us
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- University Technical Colleges
Welcome to the Hackney UTC, a new specialist school based in a state-of-the-art building on the edge of the City.
The first University Technical College in London, is an exciting new school offering 14-19 year old students the opportunity to focus on health and digital technology subjects in a specialist environment.
HUTC opened in September 2012, offering 14-19 year old students a specialist course of study designed in partnership with employers, skills sector agencies and universities. The school specialises in health and digital technologies – giving today’s young people the skills they need to succeed in tomorrow’s workplace.
Hackney UTC has been billed as a new concept in education and is an exciting alternative environment for young people to study in. Students follow a curriculum of professional and technical study in a specialist area, alongside GCSE-level qualifications in English, maths, science, IT, a language and a humanities subject. The detail of the curriculum is influenced strongly by employers and universities to make sure that students have the best possible chance of a successful future in higher education and/or work.
Hackney UTC gives young people the chance to learn and succeed within an inspirational institution, supported by expert staff, utilising the latest technology that industry has to offer.
The UTC will operate a 36-week, 3-term year and will follow a longer school day than is typical: from 8.30am-5pm. The longer day is a unique feature for all UTCs and is another way for students to prepare for the world of work. The longer day will mean that students will be able to participate in extra curricular activities as part of the core hours. Students will also complete their homework within these hours removing the need to work at home. They will also wear business attire.
Work related learning and gaining the practical skills required for employment forms a central part of the learning programmes available. The curriculum is actively shaped by employers, ensuring the knowledge and skills pupils gain fully meet the demands of industry.
Students should be passionate and committed about developing the skills required for a career in digital and health technology. Integrated into their vocational studies will be general education which includes: English, Mathematics, Science, a Modern Language, Humanities, English Baccalaureate (Ebac), Sport/PE, Citizenship and enrichment activities. The following ‘bridging subjects’ are also included: financial literacy, understanding and setting up a business, IT and careers education and guidance. In line with our vocational and professional ethos, students are expected to maintain the highest standards of attendance, behaviour, attitude and appearance.