It’s now one year since the Buckinghamshire University Technical College (UTC) in Oxford Road opened. We offer a unique education concept, mixing academic and vocational skills, with the usual GCSE/A levels alongside industry recognised technical qualifications. We asked the teaching team to highlight how they
Bucks UTC’s construction and IT students were commended for their excellent attitude and craftsmanship, in building 320 commemorative crosses for a field of remembrance next to Amersham Cricket Club. The project was commissioned by Amersham Town Council, as part of a symbolic memorial to the
Aylesbury MP David Lidington joined other local dignitaries and partners last week to present our first awards evening. Staff and students were recognised for their outstanding contribution to a successful first year, and over 19 employer sponsored prizes were given out. David visited the school
On Friday 18 July 2014 staff and students will be performing our year-end production, Keep the Home Fires Burning, to commemorate the start of the First World War. With help from the Beacon Community Choir, students will be singing songs from the era, as well
Recently published research commissioned by digital communications company 02, suggests that out of 2,000 parents, one in 10, would ‘actively discourage’ their children from digital jobs such as coding, suggesting law or medicine as a better option.
A disturbing thought when you consider the severe lack
Following a request from Bucks UTC for projects in the area where construction students could apply their skills, 20 students have been involved in the planning and fitting of a new kitchen at Amersham Memorial Gardens, as part of their ‘hands-on’ project work.
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Students at University Technical Colleges (UTCs), like Bucks UTC on Oxford Road, Aylesbury, are more confident of getting a job (88%) when they finish education than those at other mainstream schools (75%). The findings are taken from two surveys of 14-18 year old students from
Last week we hosted a business breakfast with Taylor Wimpey and their many sub-contractors. They included businesses in all trade areas including brickwork, scaffolding, dry-lining, painting and decorating, groundwork and plumbing. Year 10 and 12 Construction students had the opportunity to network with these employers,
Our students have been putting their IT and construction skills to use as part of a project with the Churches Conservation Trust (CCT), to restore The Church of St Mary-at-the-Quay, Ipswich. The Grade II* listed church is now under the CCT’s ownership and through a