Students in Year 10 and 11 study core subjects alongside additional GCSE subjects and BTEC qualifications:
|Core subjects||GCSE Mathematics
GCSE English, English Literature
GCSE Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Combined science
Health and Fitness
Personal, Social and Health Education
|Engineering or Science|
|GCSE option 1
(choose up to two)
|GCSE Business Studies
GCSE Computer Science
GCSE Art and Design
How to apply
You can apply online through your local authority until the 29th November 2019 (Round One allocation). Online applications are processed faster and round one applicants will find out if they have been allocated a place on the 1st March 2020, and will be able to accept the place online.
Paper applications (Round Two allocation) can be made until the 21st March 2020. The application form is the same but you will not find out if you have been allocated a place until the 8th May 2020. Simply complete a paper copy of the form and send to your local authority.
Confirm with us
Once you have completed your online or paper application – please confirm your application by completing our Year 10 confirmation form
Working with industry – employer led projects
At UTC Oxfordshire, employer led projects (ELPs) are an integral and unique part of our core curriculum, providing the opportunity for students to work at solving real world problems set by science and engineering business partners. ELPs run alongside, and enhance, our technical and academic curriculum. These group tasks develop key employability skills such as communication, creativity, problem solving, leadership, resilience, time management and presentation.
Week 1: Employer launch
Week 2 – 5: Solving the problem in small groups often with support from final year apprentices within the organisations
Week 6: Presentations to panel of senior staff from the employer partner
Winners receive a variety of rewards ranging from Amazon vouchers to VIP days with the employer.
Past students have said that these projects not only helped develop their transferable skills, but helped them really understand what employers are looking for in their workforce. The work completed each week is mapped against our skills and attributes matrix so students know how they are preparing for the workplace.
“Employer led projects are a win-win for everyone involved. Students benefit because they learn how to improve their employability. Companies benefit because the young people they may ultimately take on have the required skills to help drive future success. I think the partnership between the UTC and MINI Plant Oxford – organisations which are motivated by a passion for engineering and technical excellence – is a great example of what can be achieved in this regard – Steve Houseman, Mini
2017/18 Employer Led Projects
|Council||Request a paper application form|
|Oxfordshire County Council||Tel: 01865 815 175|
|Bracknell Forest Council||Tel: 01344 354 023 or 01344 354 144|
|Reading Borough Council||Tel: 01189 372 550|
|Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead||Tel: 01753 875 728|
|West Berkshire Council||Tel: 01635 519 780 or 01635 519 777|
|Wokingham Borough Council||Tel: 0118 974 6143 or 0118 974 6111|