A typical day at UTC Oxfordshire

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Want to know what a typical day at UTC could be like?

  • 8.15am  – I arrive for the day ahead and pop into the Elements café
  • 8.30am – Meet with my tutor group for the launch of this week’s Big Debate.
  • 8.45am – First lesson of the day is maths. We are looking at acceleration calculations used to design and engineer cars.
  • 9.45 am – Second lesson of the day is life science. We are measuring blood pressure and heart rate using equipment in our fitness suite recording the data on our laptops.
  • 10.45-11.15 am – Morning break – grab a drink and head to the music practice room.
  • 11.15-12.15pm – In today’s computer science lesson we are learning to programme the Vex robots, ready for the national championship later in the year.
  • 12.15-12.45pm – Lunch in the Elements café. I collect and pay for my food with my ID card.
  • 12.45-1.45pm – In today’s English lesson I am writing up my interview with Richard Noble, the project director of the Bloodhound SSC, on what it takes to break the land speed record.
  • 1.45-2.45pm – Independent learning time. I plan to watch a You Tube clip on my laptop about the Bloodhound project and finish writing up my interview.
  • 2.45-3.00pm – Afternoon break and a quick game of table tennis.
  • 3.15-5pm – Engineering and time to work on my CAD drawings of our group’s design for the new MINI dashboard and start making my model.
  • 5pm – Time to go home. Although I don’t have homework, I have decided to take home my laptop and work on my product design ideas.