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GCSE results day: New analysis reveals design and technology student numbers have fallen by up to 71 per cent since the Conservatives came to power

71 per cent fewer students are sitting GCSE design and technology than in 2010 41 per cent fewer young people are taking the subject at A-level The number of young women studying IT up to A-level has declined by a third The number of students taking design and technology at GCSE and A-level has fallen […]

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A-levels 2022: University Technical College leavers choose degree apprenticeships over traditional HE courses

Students leaving University Technical Colleges with top A-level and vocational results this summer are opting to enrol on apprenticeship courses with small businesses and multinational corporations rather than university-based courses, a leading education charity has found. The Baker Dearing Educational Trust, which supports around 50 technical education-focused University Technical Colleges, has also highlighted the successes […]

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UTC leaders and MPs celebrate school programme’s 10th anniversary with call to prioritise technical education

MPs from across the divide this week joined University Technical College leaders to celebrate ten years of the technical school programme, with calls for the Conservative prime ministerial candidates to stem the loss of technical and creative subjects in schools. Wednesday’s celebration at the RIBA building in London, organised by UTC support body the Baker […]

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Maximising the benefit of the ‘U’ in UTCs

Today we hosted a virtual seminar for the UTC family entitled ‘Maximising the benefits of the ‘U’ in UTCs’. Since the programme’s inception over 10 years ago, universities have played a fundamental role in their support for UTCs through marketing, mentoring, providing work experience, project-based learning etc. as well as helping to raise the credibility […]

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