UTC - University Technical College - Any experience of these?

(3 Posts)
Practicalpam Fri 11-Oct-13 12:51:02

Hello. Thinking of moving DS to a UTC next year. Does anyone have any experience (good or bad) or any views about moving a happy settled child at age 14. Thanks thanks

creamteas Fri 11-Oct-13 20:57:52

The one near me has a very narrow curriculum which really limits the choices post-16.

To me, 14 is far too young to rule out future directions, and so I would never consider it.

mummytime Sat 12-Oct-13 08:13:40

My DS is at one, he is 17 and is redoing year 12. The change in him is massive, from being very stressed out last year, he is coping fine with getting up early and a longish commute. He has realised he is bright after years of being in very high achieving schools. He is also taking part in the general school life for once (eg. Stood for and obtained a position in his "company", which is equivalent to a house).
I would have quite happily have let my 14 year old DD transfer there if she had wanted.

I would look at what the specialism is, the qualification obtained, who the sponsors are and your child.

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