Year 11 student Piers Washer has just secured a place on the England U18 Alpine ski team.
For the last two years Piers has been following a structured programme through Team Evolution Alpine Racing.This has allowed him to balance his skiing commitments with his academic work,while continuing to develop his all round athletic ability.
This week, Yr 12 Health and Social Care students were fortunate enough to be welcomed at Hurstwood View Care Home in Five Ash Down, for a tour of the facilities and a discussion about the first class provision given to residents. This information will considerably help students with their ‘Caring for Older People’ and ‘Dementia Care’ units. Hurstwood View staff took time to demonstrate the functioning of one of the bath hoists, as shown in the picture.
Our year GCSE Drama 10 students delighted the lunchtime audience at Thyme for Food and Friends in Uckfield on Wednesday 16th July. The event, which was part of the Uckfield Festival, involved students in performing extracts from Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde and The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams outside on the deck at the back of the restaurant.
Year 10 celebration Assembly will not take place in it's traditional form this coming Monday. This will be be replaced by an assembly focused on making a positive start to Year 11 on Friday 5th September. Kind Regards, James Gietzen Director of Year 10
End of term arrangements
As is the custom at the end of every full term, lessons will end at 13:20pm on Wednesday 23rd July. Food is available for students if required at morning break. School transport will leave the College at 13:35pm.
Year 10 Thorpe Park visit
July 18th 2014 - Arrive/meet at school at 8.00 am by the school cage near the youth club. We leave Thorpe Park at 4.00 pm and aim to arrive back at school at 5.30pm.
Uniform fittings for new Year 7 Parents from 3.00pm to 6.00pm on Thursday 10th July 2014
Year 9 Celebration update
Dear Parents/Carers - due to the possible strike action on the Thursday 10th July the Year 9 Celebration Meal at Luna on the 10th July has been moved to Tuesday 22nd July. Please accept my apologies for the alteration and I very much hope your son/daughter can still attend, if this is not the case please contact the finance department for a refund. Kind regards Sarah Hanham.
"Explore Iceland 2015". In July 2015 UCTC will be embarking on a 5 day overseas field trip to Iceland - The land of fire and ice! The trip is open to years 10-13 (current year 9-12). - more information here.
The Enrichment Week newspaper reporters have been busy writing articles and covering all the news from the activities of the week - have a look at their web site
New School Day
The information sent to parents regarding the new school day proposal is available here
UCTC Trip to India 2016
We are already planning our next college trip to India, which will take place in February 2016. For details of this amazing trip see INDIA TRIP PLANNED FOR 2016
School leavers - Uniform
2nd Hand Uniform - If your son/daughter is about to leave year 11 and will no longer require their uniform, please could you consider donating good quality school uniform items to the college. The PTA will sort and then sell the uniform, or pass it on to families on low income. Many thanks.
New School Day Consultation
For information and the opportunity to comment please see our New School Day Proposals Blog. (Click on the central Comments link at the bottom of the blog if you wish to leave an online comment)
The 2:1:2 Exam day starts on Monday 12th May until 4th July. Changes will be made on SIMS.
Period 1 = 9:00 to 10:00
Period 2 = 10:00 to 11:00
Period 3 = 11:20 to 12:20
Period 4 = 13:30 to 14:30
Period 5 = 14:30 to 15:30
We remind students to please respect barriers and the noise reduction around exam areas.
UCTC on Radio 4 25/03/2014
Year 9 School reporters were on Women's Hour today on BBC Radio 4, interviewing our member of staff, Jenny McLachlan, about her writing and book deal. The students were Charlotte Sturt, Matt Walkington, Louise Dode, Rickin Patel, Harry Richardson and Henry Clayson, and you can hear them on the following link from around 15 mins and 40 seconds. Women's Hour 25/03/2014
There are nearly 63,000 pupils in East Sussex, however only 8,500 children currently get free school meals. We think there are many more who could access these. Please see our Free School Meals Information.
Please note that the contact telephone number for reporting absences is 01825 764844 Extension 1210
Last November Ofqual announced that from September (2013) students in England will no longer be able to sit A-level exams in January. Students who start their courses from September 2013 will only be able to sit AS and A-level exams in the summer. For more information please see Changes to Sitting Dates for A Levels