Specialisms

Alongside the core curriculum, students at the UTC have the opportunity to specialise in an area of specific interest:

Specialism Assisted by industry partners
Life sciences Oxford Instruments
OBN (formerly Oxfordshire Bioscience Network)
Physical sciences UK Atomic Energy Authority (formerly known as Culham Centre for Fusion Energy – CCFE)
RM Education
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Satellite Applications Catapult
Engineering UK Atomic Energy Authority (formerly known as Culham Centre for Fusion Energy – CCFE)
MINI Plant Oxford
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DSC_0070All specialisms are designed to enhance skills and knowledge, as well as to increase the opportunity for success in the core subjects, GCSEs, A-levels and BTEC qualifications. Specialist study will provide a valuable differentiator for students when they are applying for higher education or employment.

Focusing on a particular specialism will not reduce a student’s options in the future. As well as sciences and engineering, the courses available at UTC Oxfordshire will enable students to access a variety of science, engineering and even humanities subjects at university and offer multiple pathways to employment.

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Specialisms are delivered through:

  • a blended combination of instructor led seminars
  • project-based learning
  • employer expert input, either onsite, via video conferencing or through mentors visiting the UTC
  • independent learning assignments