Exam Timetables

Exam timetables will be available shortly for our next round of mock examinations. We’ll upload when it’s available.

Assessment Information

Below you’ll find a series of PDFs detailing our assessment information for candidates:

Placements

Placements give our students a unique opportunity to pursue work-related activities whilst studying with us; and all post-16 courses at the UTC have opportunities for work placements with our sponsors and partners.

  • Placements at the Royal Liverpool Hospital and Liverpool Women’s Hospital are available.
  • Placements at Pro-Lab Diagnostics run monthly.
  • Long term placements are available for exceptional students at Redx Pharma, Mast Group, Nutricia and LGC Forensics.

Keep your eye on UTC Pulse to stay up to date with all our current and upcoming placement opportunities. If you’re looking for advice on sourcing your own work placements and volunteering opportunities, please drop in to see Mr McCann on Wednesdays between 2-4pm.

If you would like to apply for one of our placement opportunities, please complete your application and pass it on to Mr McCann for consideration.

Projects

Students have an exceptional opportunity to extend their learning beyond the traditional GCSE, A Level and BTEC curriculums during Project Based Learning. In these sessions, students can develop the core skills they need to flourish in a career in science and healthcare, including key technical skills as well as softer employability skills. Students are challenged to explore and solve real world problems, often supplied and supported by our industry and academic partners. This offers an unrivalled opportunity to demonstrate ability and passion in personal statements, job applications and at interview.

Masterclasses

Our masterclasses are an opportunity for our students to mingle with industry experts from across the spectrum. Inspirational masterclasses are delivered by our industry partners, hospital consultants and university academics, and have included talks and insights from science and healthcare leaders from the University of Liverpool, RedX Pharma, University College London, 2Bio, and more.

Hair & Make Up

Hairstyles should be suitable for a professional work environment, and if hair is coloured, it must be within the natural colour range.

Makeup is not allowed under any circumstance; however clear nail varnish is permitted. Piercings – other than studs in pierced ears – are not allowed at the UTC.

Uniform

Everyday is an interview at the UTC, and this is reflected in our smart school uniform, which ensures all our students dress for success. In years 10 and 11, school uniform is compulsory, and consists of:

  • Blazer – black with red beading & UTC badge.
  • Jumper – black knitted V neck jumper with red trim.
  • Tie – black & red stripe.
  • Reversible waterproof school coat – black with UTC badge.
  • White shirt – long or short sleeve.
  • Black trousers (for male and female students).
  • Black skirt – Single invert pleat (not pinafores).
  • Black socks.
  • School shoes must be black with no coloured markings – no trainers, no high heels.

When entering the school building, all coats and scarves must be removed, and remain off for the duration of the day; all students must wear the school coat, which is plain black with the UTC logo. More information on what to wear and where to buy it can be found here.

PE Kit

The following uniform will be required by every student at the UTC:

  • Black PE shorts, black polo t-shirts with UTC badge, black socks, black trainers.

Sixth Form Uniform

Our sixth form students are expected to dress professionally at all times; female students should adhere to the following guidelines:

  • A skirt, dress or trouser suit suitable for a professional environment; the skirt/dress should be of a formal style and knee length or longer.
  • Skirts/dresses and trousers should be black, grey or white. A coloured top is permitted.
  • Tops/ blouses suitable for a professional environment; low necked tops, vest tops and crop tops are not suitable.
  • Words and diagrams on clothing should not be offensive or possibly be seen as offensive.
  • Jumpers or cardigans should be plain; no hooded sweatshirts apart from in the fitness suite or during enrichment activities.
  • Smart flat shoes or boots; open shoes, high heels and flip flops are not suitable.
  • Hair and makeup should be of a style suitable for a professional environment; if hair is coloured it should be within the natural colour range.
  • Outer coats and scarves to be removed in registration and lessons.

Our male students are expected to adhere to the following dress code:

  • A black or grey suit suitable for a professional environment.
  • A shirt worn with an appropriate tie.
  • A coloured shirt is permitted.
  • Words and diagrams on clothing should not be offensive or possibly be seen as offensive.
  • Jumpers or cardigans should be plain; no hooded sweatshirts apart from in the fitness suite or during enrichment activities.
  • Smart shoes or boots; open shoes and flip flops are not suitable.
  • Hair should be of a style suitable for a professional environment; if hair is coloured it should be within the natural colour range.
  • Outer coats and scarves to be removed in registration and lessons.

Food

Breakfast

We run a free breakfast club for any students who wish to attend; toast and hot drinks are provided during the session, and it’s a great way to get the brain in gear before classes begin.

Breaktime

Breaktimes are taken during longer learning sessions and fit in with the flow of learning, as well as reflecting the schedule of a working day. Water, soft drinks, smoothies and milk drinks are available throughout the day, as are a range of hot and cold snacks and dishes.

Payment

We use a cashless catering system. The value of any free school meal allowance will be loaded daily on to the students’ ID card and we provide cash loader machines to allow students to load cash on to their ID cards within the school building.

Lunch

Lunchtime at the UTC runs from 12:35 until 13:35, with students accessing lunchtime facilities at different intervals throughout the hour. We ensure that our lunch offering is broad and healthy, allowing our students to have a balanced diet; our caterers provide high quality, low fat meals, with a range of fresh fruit and vegetables each day.

We supply sandwiches, fresh fruit, healthy tray bakes and fruit juice; students can tailor make their own lunch, by choosing from our varied food options. We also have a hot food option, with menus following a three-week cycle – all our hot food is nutritionally balanced and healthy. Packed lunches can be brought, but we request that no fizzy drinks or sweets are included.

Our sixth form students are invited to order from our pop-up menu, which includes gourmet burgers and breakfast boxes, and are freshly made each day. If choosing this option, orders must be placed before 10am, and will be ready for collection at lunchtime.

GCSE students are not permitted off the premises during lunchtime without prior permission from a parent or guardian, and the student must be going to their own home, where they can be supervised whilst there. Sixth Form students are permitted to go off site during the lunch break. Using takeaways and eating in the streets is forbidden in school uniform.