YEAR 12 CURRICULUM

Some students will use our specialist A Levels and BTECs to go to university while others will secure top apprenticeships in their chosen field. 

At 6th form, our focus is on employability and career-readiness. This involves project work, working with employers, and spending time out of the classroom on work placements and with guest lecturers. 

As our employer network expands, these organisations understand the specialist skills that UTCW students gain and how these prepare you for a successful future.

Unique 6th Form Offer

Students at UTCW 6th form will gain skills and qualifications that are ideal for a high quality apprenticeship or university place that are backed by top employers and Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). 

The UTC curriculum is characterised by high quality Science, Engineering, and Creative courses, alongside unique opportunities for personal and social development, and extended project skills. 

Our 6th form puts leadership and enrichment at the heart of the curriculum. Students will have the opportunity to become a Student Ambassador or Peer Mentor; those wishing to take an advanced role within college may apply to become a member of the Student Board of Directors – a group of students who actively engage with the college’s senior leadership team.

We offer students the opportunity to take part in National Citizen Service (NCS) in partnership with Warrington Youth Club, whilst other opportunities such as joining our Combined Cadet Force or taking part in Duke of Edinburgh are actively encouraged.

Academic and Technical Options

We offer both A-Levels and nationally recognised Technical Qualifications that are equivalent to A-levels. You can choose either routes or a combined option to give you a broader experience.

This means we are able to offer varied options for students to study depending on their career aspirations.

Alongside our specialist curriculum, students will recieve high-level support from their Personal Academic Tutor (PAT) and Progress Leaders to support applications for university and apprenticeships. 

Technical Options

Hybrid Options

Create your own pathway by choosing a selection of BTEC technical modules with one or two academic courses.

As well as achieving specialist A Levels and BTECs, students will be able to work with leading employers to nurture their technical and creative skills, alongside opportunities for broader personal development. 

Throughout their time at UTCW, students will build knowledge and contextualise their learning through our network of employer partners and our university sponsor (Manchester Metropolitan University). This is done through work experience opportunities, guest lectures, and employability embedded throughout the UTC.

Partner organisations work with UTC Warrington to deliver specialist masterclasses, CV & interview skills, and a range of project-based tasks.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Students have the opportunity to take complete a number of specialist courses that will boost their CV and broaden their personal development experience. 

PERSONAL ACADEMIC TUTOR

At UTCW, all students will be assigned a Personal Academic Tutor (PAT) who will be the first point of contact each day. Our daily tutor sessions takes place between 8:30am and 9:00am, where students will learn about modern issues, current affairs and a weekly employability session to track progress around career-readiness.

The half hour morning session also allows for your PAT tutor to address any attendance or progress issues.

Daily tutor sessions also allow for personal development activities such as CV writing, UCAS and apprenticeship applications, and preparation for coursework and exams. Your PAT tutor will support you in your development during your time at UTCW.

MONITORING PROGRESS

In supporting our students on their journey to the best grades, our teachers will continuously monitor each student’s progress. Progress grades will be assessed and shared with students and parents throughout the year in termly reports.

Students’ individual programme of study will be amended on the basis of these reports and additional support provided where necessary.

We will also invite parents and carers to meet with subject teachers in regular parents evenings throughout the year. A key part of the UTCW success is transparent communication and support between the college, its students, and parents/carers.