Sixth form is the climax of students’ time in school, however, MUTC is unlike any other post-16 provision because we provide a professional, adult learning environment. A sixth form education at MUTC is most certainly not like still being in school.
This is the time when students are truly focused on becoming work-ready young adults, highly attractive to potential employers. Our curriculum is built upon this premise.
Our blend of outstanding classroom teaching, on-the-job learning and character building enrichment programme ensures students leave us well prepared to embark on a successful future.
We are able to offer an unrivalled practical education thanks to:
Issue 3 of the Broadcast is out now!
Welcome to Issue 3 of our newsletter.
Read about our first Ofsted inspection and how a dynamic and savvy Year 12 Politics student used her voice to make a difference...and much more!
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Sixth Form scholarships
The Mulberry Schools Trust is delighted to be able to offer up to 10 scholarship awards to Year 12 students in each of its schools.
To find out more, please call 0203 137 7024
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Financial Support for Sixth Form students at Mulberry UTC 2019-2020
Mulberry UTC have several bursaries on offer which students can apply for:
16-19 study bursary
Students are eligible for the 16-19 study bursary if they meet the following criteria:
Students must be aged 16 or over but under 19 as at 31st August 2018 in the academic year in which they start their programme of study and must satisfy ESFA residency criteria
Students are eligible if they receive FSM and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190. If students do not meet this criteria (i.e because the family receives working tax credit) then they apply for one of the other funds below.
Students who travel over 5 miles to Mulberry UTC may be eligible for additional funds to support their costs with travel.
How to apply
Students must submit evidence that they are eligible for free school meals or that their household income is less than £16,190 per year at the start of term. Payments will be made by cheque at the end of each term on the basis of a student’s attendance/punctuality and effort/progress during each term, using the following criteria:
More than 95% attendance and punctuality each term
No unresolved stage 2 or 3 reports logged on SIMs by the end of each term.
The deadline for evidence to be submitted to the finance team (R Seydoo) for payment 1 is 17thOctober 2019. Payments will be made at the start of each half term.
Subject specialism bursary
There are 5 bursaries available in each of our specialisms. These bursaries are to help students to fund specialist equipment that they may need or attend any trips or visits which will enhance their understanding of their technical specialism. Each bursary is worth £100. The bursary are available in each of the following areas:
Performing and Production Arts (5)
Digital Media (5)
Health Science (5)
Health and Social Care (5)
How to apply
Students must write a letter explaining what they would use the money for and how this will enhance their learning experience and what they would use the additional funds for. The deadline for the application is Friday 1st November 2019. The Director of Progress and Vice Principal will review applications and award them by December 2019.
Vulnerable student bursary
These bursaries will be awarded to a a Young Person in Care; a Care Leaver; a young person in personal receipt of Income Support or Universal Credit; a disabled young person in personal receipt of Employment and Support Allowance who is also in receipt of universal credit.
Students who do not meet the eligibility criteria listed above may be eligible for one-off financial support from the emergency financial hardship fund. Students must write a letter that they are applying for this and state the reason why they are applying for the emergency fund and submitted to the Director of Progress. Applications can be made at any point during the academic year and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
There are 10 scholarships available to sixth form students at Mulberry UTC. Please see the separate poster on the website for more information. The application deadline for Autumn 2020 will be confirmed shortly and applications must be submitted to the Director of Progress or Deputy Director of Progress.
Sixth Form Destinations
The most recent cohort of Sixth Form students who applied to university via UCAS, selected their firm and insurance choices. Firm choices include:
Media and Communication at Goldsmiths university
International Relations at QMUL
Early years at Greenwich university
Nursing with adult registration at Kings College London
Midwifery at City University
Biology at QMUL
Psychology at Westminster
TV and Film at Bristol University
Our students have access to a range of information and guidance about university life. For example, Goldsmiths University previously delivered a workshop on student finance and how to apply for this. The workshop also involved information about budgeting at university and how to apply for scholarships and bursaries.
Students who are solely applying for apprenticeships are continuing to be supported through this process. They are applying for a range of apprenticeships including childcare, business, TV and film and youth work. They receive weekly sessions where they can ask questions and have their applications reviewed.
The full list of latest Sixth Form destinations and courses studied can be found here and our page x of the Mulberry Schools Trust ‘Going Places’ brouchure here.
The spring and summer terms have been filled with many exciting trips and activities that students have participated in.
Being part of Mulberry Schools Trust means that Mulberry UTC has access to gold-plated trust-wide activities. These include Mulberry Think-Ins, a thought leadership series for girls, trips to other schools to hear from influential leaders like Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England and Rushnara Ali MP, and a group of students from the UTC attended the Youth Power conference at Mulberry School for Girls.
The Tower Hamlets Young Mayor election took place in March and there was an excellent turnout from sixth form students. Assemblies were held to promote the election and so that students understand why voting and democracy is so important.
Our March open evening and careers event was very successful and popular. There were many students in attendance from across the borough and beyond.
Our students also attended a Model UN Conference in New York in May and had an amazing time visiting the fantastic sites and debating with students from across the globe on complex issues. One UTC student was a standout delegate and successfully helped to get a motion approved by their committee.
The sixth form celebrated National Apprenticeship Week during tutor time and assemblies. They watched interesting videos on different apprenticeships available and learnt how to secure apprenticeships.
Level 2 students who are leaving at the end of 2018/2019 are also being supported with applying for apprenticeships.
Six students attended a childcare workshop with Uptree run by LEYF. They will now be supported by these two organisations to apply for childcare apprenticeships.
Mulberry UTC sixth form students continue to be successful at seeking out work experience opportunities. Successes include a student completing a media and advertising placement with Kindred Agency during the Easter holidays and another completing a placement with Ofcom. Both students received excellent feedback from the employers, which helped to build their confidence. A Year 12 student has also successfully achieved a place on the WE Virgin Atlantic all expenses trip to India in the summer. She will be completing charity work with the organisation.
Sixth form students thoroughly enjoyed celebrating British Science Week and got involved with supporting all of the activities that were on offer and loved helping to look after the baby chicks.
There have been a number of assemblies delivered by individual students and tutor groups. They include an assembly on International Bee Day as this is a cause that a student was particularly passionate about. A tutor group delivered an assembly about the attacks in Sri Lanka and another covered the attacks in New Zealand. During these two assemblies, a minute silence was held to show respect for the victims of the attacks and students were encouraged to reflect on these devastating events.