Apply to Study at Life Sciences UTC
Applying to join Life Sciences UTC is quick and easy.
If you would like to study at the Life Sciences UTC, please complete our online application:
Alternatively you can download a form and post it to:
Liverpool Life Sciences UTC
If you have any questions regarding your application, please Contact Us.
Liverpool Life Sciences UTC students will come from a wide catchment area including all local authorities located within the Liverpool City Region (Liverpool, Halton, Wirral, St Helens, Knowsley and Sefton).
The UTC has the following admission number for the year 2018/19:
• 200 pupils in Year 10 • 200 pupils in Year 12
Process for Application:
The UTC will consider all applications for places.
If you are applying for a Year 10 place, you will need to complete and submit a form to your Local Authority. On receipt of your application form, we will contact you to make the necessary arrangements to do this.
Admissions for 14-16 year olds: Where fewer applications than the published admission number are received, the UTC will offer places to all who have applied. Where there are more applications than places, the UTC will use a random allocation of places to ensure a fair distribution and geographical spread.
Admissions for post 16 places: Students wishing to enter the UTC Sixth Form will be expected to have met an agreed minimum academic entry requirement. If students fail to meet their minimum academic requirements, they will be given the option of an alternative course choice.
Procedures where the UTC is oversubscribed: Where the number of applications for admission is greater than the admission number, applications will be considered following the criteria below.
1. Pupils with statements of Special Educational Needs where the UTC is named on the statement 2. Children in Public Care 3. Children residing within the six local authorities (Liverpool, Sefton, Halton, St Helens, Wirral and Knowsley) will be allocated through independently verified random allocation. 4. Children living outside of these six local authorities by distance with those living closer given preference, as measured in a straight line from the applicant’s home address to the front gates of the UTC using the Local Authority’s computerised measuring system.
Waiting Lists: Where in any year the UTC receives more applications for places than there are places available, a waiting list will operate until the end of the first term of the school year. This will be maintained by The UTC and it will be open to any parent to ask for his or her child’s name to be placed on the waiting list, following an unsuccessful application.
Help with learning needs.
Consultation on increasing the Age Range in accordance with the Published Admission Number (PAN) at Liverpool Life Sciences UTC.
This consultation is to seek your views on the proposed change to the admissions age range of Liverpool Life Sciences UTC.
We are proposing to increase the range to allow students to join the UTC at the end of Year 8 for Year 9 provision as well as the current admissions to Years 10 and 12.
The net capacity of the Life Sciences UTC, and published admissions number is 800 and will not be increased at this time.
Locally, a significant number of secondary schools have changed the breakdown of their provision to allow students to complete a two-year Key Stage 3 and a three-year Key Stage 4. This change to the traditional delivery timings has caused the entry to Year 10 provision to start a Key Stage 4 programme to be inappropriate for some students.
Locally, a number of secondary schools have also announced or gone into consultation with parents to offer a revised GCSE Science curriculum, now offering Core and Additional exclusively rather than the previous opportunity for Triple (separate) Sciences to be studies.
The Life Sciences UTC has thus experienced an increase in numbers of students requesting the opportunity to join the UTC at the end of Year 8 and a number of students joining Year 10 having already completed one year of preparation for their GCSE options. The UTC has always made provision for students in special circumstances, such as high achieving students, or those who have a significant medical, personal or educational need to join at this point to complete a two year accelerated programme.
This educational backdrop of a reduction in the number of secondary schools providing separate science at Key Stage 4 and a number of schools offering Key Stage 4 from Year 9 has driven the need for a revision to the advertised admissions age range.
As a “Good” rated UTC, there is an expectation that the UTC should support the Local Authority in meeting the need for sufficient good or outstanding places for students to complete an appropriate curriculum that supports local economic growth sectors.
This consultation is therefore to gain your views and comments on this proposal to allow entry to the UTC at the start of Year 9 prior to any decisions being made. We are informing local community and other stakeholders in the area.
The consultation process will continue until 24th March 2017, after which a full analysis and report with recommendations will be made.
Any comments or suggestions should be made in writing either by post or email to Sian Turner, Clerk to the Trust at the above address or by email to [email protected]