Now Accepting Applications for Year 9
We are excited to announce that Greater Peterborough UTC is now accepting applications from students who wish to start with us in Year 9 in September 2020!
After a successful consultation and with the full support of the Baker Dearing Trust we are finally able to share this excellent news, which means that local young people who are passionate about STEM are now able to come to our school at an even earlier age.
Expanding our age range to include Year 9 means we are able to offer our specialist curriculum to even more of Peterborough's young Engineers, Architects and Designers.
"Expanding our age range to include Year 9 means we are able to offer our specialist curriculum to even more of Peterborough's young Engineers, Architects and Designers.
It is fantastic that local young people passionate about STEM subjects are now able to come to our school at an even earlier age."
The GPUTC Year 9 curriculum has been designed to be different to a standard year 9 curriculum (which is when many other schools require students to start their full GCSE programme). Year 9 students at GPUTC will take part in a series of innovative Project-based Challenges which are built around the key principles of technical skills development, employability skills development and high quality time with our employer sponsors (which include Anglian Water, Perkins Engines and Z-Tech, amongst many others). Each of the six Project-based Challenges will be led by a team of specialist teachers and technicians and will include: Engineering, Product Design and Art, Computer Science, The Built Environment, Geography and Business Studies.
All GPUTC have the opportunity to extend their learning via a varied and exciting package of Enrichment sessions which run every day after school. Highlights include: CNC/ 3D Printing, Machine Skills, Sea Cadets, Gym and a daily homework club supported by Learning Support Assistants.
To ensure students are well prepared for their GCSE exams, Year 9 students will study English, Maths and Science in a way that is linked closely to their Project-based Challenges. Teachers will focus on closing any knowledge and skills gaps, embedding and accelerating students’ learning, ensuring a smooth and purposeful transition from their previous schooling, so all students are ready to start their GCSE programmes in earnest at the start of Year 10. Students will also have one hour of PE and one hour of Personal Development a week.
Everyone here at GPUTC is excited to be embarking on this new chapter and looking forward to welcoming Year 9 students into our industry-standard facilities in September 2020.