Josh Flack joined UTC Cambridge in 2014, when it first opened. Josh had studied for one year at a local sixth form but wasn’t feeling stimulated and this showed in his first year results. His decision to move schools turned out to be a life-changer.
He chose UTC Cambridge after attending one of its open days, where he was was impressed by its state-of-the-art facilities and its innovative curriculum that combined technical, practical and academic learning. He liked that day-to-day learning included hands-on work experience, university visits, and careers advice, as well as traditional study.
This style of education was completely new to Josh, who had previously been unfamiliar with the UTC programme, but he felt it would give him the motivation he needed to get the grades and the future he wanted.
I knew I could do well, but was feeling very disheartened. I took what was quite a brave decision to retake my first year and start again at UTC Cambridge, which was just opening. That decision has really paid off!
Josh studied physics, geography and maths at the UTC and a combination of excellent teaching, mentoring and hard work helped him achieve BBB at A Level. Josh has been accepted at Sussex University, his first choice, to study for a degree in mechanical engineering.
The whole atmosphere of the college promotes learning; the longer days encourage you to put more effort in. As the day is longer the teachers are available to talk to and to seek advice when you need it.
UTC Cambridge has done me well and helped me make the best of myself, which I hadn’t done previously. I have the results I needed.
Students can join UTC Cambridge to study GCSEs at age 14 and progress to A Level, or join aged 16 to study A Levels or BTEC. UTC Cambridge offers a broad and balanced curriculum at GCSE and a choice of specialist A level and BTEC options, which prepare students for successful future careers in any sector. It has a special focus on science and technology.
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