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Joining us in September 2020? - Year 12

If you would like to join us in September 2020 please click on the button at the top of this page.  Once we recieve your application we will invite you to a post 16 interview.  At this meeting we will discuss you interest in UTCN and your future career plans and interests.  If UTCN is a suitable option for you we will make you a written offer, conditional on achieving certain GCSE grades.

 

Acceptance - if you decide to accept our offer, you have a place with us subject to achieving the required GCSE results.  As the year progresses you will be invited to the following events:

1. Induction Day – for students

We will be holding an Induction Day for all new Year 12 students on Thursday, July 9. It is important that you attend this if at all possible. The purpose of this day is to help familiarise you with travel to UTCN, the UTCN site layout, curriculum and expectations and to start to make new friends. The day will start at 9.00am and will finish at 3.00pm. During the day, you will take part in project activities and other exercises. All stationery and equipment will be provided. You should wear smart business dress and lunch will be provided free of charge. Snacks and drinks will also be available to purchase. UTCN workshop wear will also be available to try on and purchase from 3.00pm.

The UTCN contract buses will be running in the morning and the afternoon and we recommend that you familiarise yourself with this service if you plan to use it in September. The timetable for these buses can be found on our website under ’Joining Us’ ‘Travel’. A UTCN member of staff will be available on St Stephens to point students in the right direction. On production of this letter, travel on the bus services marked as ‘contract’ and the number 37 and 38 buses will be free.

You will be sent a QR code to scan to confirm your attendance on the day. Please note that you will book a ticket via this link, but this is not needed on the day as we will sign you in when you get here. This event is for students only.

2. New Parents’ Information Evening

This meeting will be held early in September – details will follow early in the new school year.

3. Summer Work Pack

To help you prepare for your post-16 studies, we have put together a Summer Work Pack. This will help you gently prepare for Year 12. These packs are personalised and will be issued to you on July 9.  If you cannot attend please arrange to collect these from UTCN.

4. Enrolment

New Year 12 students have been made conditional offers subject to achieving certain GCSE results. When GCSE results are published on Thursday, August 20, you should come to UTCN to confirm your place. Enrolment will take place from 10.00am to 3.00pm on Thursday, August 20 and Friday, August 21. It is important that you bring your printed results notification with you when you enrol.  If you away on holiday, please email a scanned copy of your results to us on admission@utcn.org.uk so your place can be confirmed.

5. Personal Information

Now that you have been formally accepted by us, we need to gather your personal information.  Instead of on paper you will see that extra questions have now appeared on our application portal. https://utcn.applicaa.com

Please complete the personal details sections on our online portal by April 30, 2020. 

6. Business Dress

The PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) list (for students studying Engineering) is available on the school website.  PPE will be available to try on from 3pm on the Induction Day.  V & J knitwear will also be in school at our Employer Led Open Event on Thursday, April 2 from 4.30pm – 6.30pm.  Details of this event are available on the Events page of the school website. 

We strongly advise that orders are completed on one of these days to ensure that PPE is delivered on time. Orders will be available for collection from UTCN on the following dates:

  • Thursday, August 20                     – 12:00 – 15:00    
  • Friday, August 21                            – 10:00 – 14:00
  • Wednesday, September 2           – 10:00 – 15:00
  • Thursday, September 3                – 10:00 – 15:00

As well as PPE, reasonably priced suits and other business dress will be available to purchase. If you have any queries about PPE, please contact V&J Knitwear on 01553 772563 or schoolwear@vj-knitwear.co.uk

2. New Parents’ Information Evening

This meeting will be held early in September – details will follow early in the new school year.

3. Summer Work Pack

To help you prepare for your post-16 studies, we have put together a Summer Work Pack. This will help you gently prepare for Year 12. These packs are personalised and will be issued to you on July 9.  If you cannot attend please arrange to collect these from UTCN.

4. Enrolment

New Year 12 students have been made conditional offers subject to achieving certain GCSE results. When GCSE results are published on Thursday, August 20, you should come to UTCN to confirm your place. Enrolment will take place from 10.00am to 3.00pm on Thursday, August 20 and Friday, August 21. It is important that you bring your printed results notification with you when you enrol.  If you away on holiday, please email a scanned copy of your results to us on admission@utcn.org.uk so your place can be confirmed.

5. Personal Information

Now that you have been formally accepted by us, we need to gather your personal information.  Instead of on paper you will see that extra questions have now appeared on our application portal. https://utcn.applicaa.com

Please complete the personal details sections on our online portal by April 30, 2020. 

6. Business Dress

The PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) list (for students studying Engineering) is available on the school website.  PPE will be available to try on from 3pm on the Induction Day.  V & J knitwear will also be in school at our Employer Led Open Event on Thursday, April 2 from 4.30pm – 6.30pm.  Details of this event are available on the Events page of the school website. 

We strongly advise that orders are completed on one of these days to ensure that PPE is delivered on time. Orders will be available for collection from UTCN on the following dates:

  • Thursday, August 20                     – 12:00 – 15:00    
  • Friday, August 21                            – 10:00 – 14:00
  • Wednesday, September 2           – 10:00 – 15:00
  • Thursday, September 3                – 10:00 – 15:00

As well as PPE, reasonably priced suits and other business dress will be available to purchase. If you have any queries about PPE, please contact V&J Knitwear on 01553 772563 or schoolwear@vj-knitwear.co.uk

7. Travel

In August First Buses will announce the bus timetable for September 2020 for the UTCN contract buses.  This will be published on the school website.  We anticipate that this will operate at the same, or similar times, to the current service. This service allows students to travel from Norwich Rail Station, Castle Meadow or St. Stephens to UTCN.

Bus passes for the UTCN contract bus will be available to purchase from the first day of the academic year in September. The pass is available through the ‘First Bus App’ but must be purchased directly from UTCN.  Once payment has been made a code will be issued to activate the pass as an ‘M Ticket’, further details on how to purchase bus passes will be provided at the July Induction events.

8. SEN

If you have an identified Special Educational Need, have a medical condition or feel that you will need extra support in lessons, it is important that you contact our SENDCO, Mrs Jarvis via email on sarah.jarvis@utcn.org.uk 

9. Options

Most students chose their KS5 options at interview and these will be checked at Induction Day, and then confirmed on Results Day. You will be given a copy of your options at Induction Day and will have an opportunity to discuss your choices.

10. Term dates

These are available on our website. Parents and students should note that Friday, September 4, 2020 is the first date of term for new students.

11. Student Recruitment

We have a very few places remaining for new students to start in Year 12. If you have a friend who might be interested, please encourage them to contact us quickly as places are going fast!