Why is this a better way to learn?
Experience and research tells us that hands-on learners, who excel more through learning things for themselves in a real-life environment rather than being told about things, are likely to reach their full potential in a UTC. Students may have a very strong skill level in a subject area such as engineering and science and want to focus on this, rather than waiting until starting work, and will really have a chance to develop their skills.
At South Devon UTC, our students can concentrate their efforts on subjects they enjoy and excel at. Learning this way has been found to not only raise the level of technical skills but could also improve GCSE and A level grades too.
South Devon UTC will become a centre of excellence for engineering and science.
We will help create the next generation of engineers and scientists, who will work on exciting and challenging projects, developing innovative, new products and processes that could change the way we live in the future.
It will provide forward thinking students with a unique opportunity to get a head start in developing the skills required for an exciting and rewarding career in the fast changing engineering and science sectors. It is intended that this exciting new academy school will support South Devon’s engineering, water and environmental industries, by providing our school leavers with the skills and knowledge employers expect.