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Sixth Form

From September 2024, we are offering a Foundation Pathway, which is BTEC Level 2 Construction OR Engineering, with optional resits in GCSE English and Maths. Please contact the school to book a tour to discuss this course further.


Students are able to follow a Core Pathway or a Foundation Pathway, which both focus on the UTC’s unique technical specialism and approach to learning. We will discuss with you the programme that meets your own individual needs and supports your future progression. Information about our curriculum is available here:


Students who have successfully achieved a Grade 4 or better in five or more GCSEs, including English and Maths, will be able to progress to Waterfront UTC’s Years 12 and 13 to follow a programme based on BTEC National (Level 3) qualifications in either Engineering, Construction & the Built Environment, Art and Design and/or A-Levels. Some subjects have separate entry requirements.

Students who have achieved Grade 4 at GCSE in English and Maths can be given the opportunity to study and retake their GCSE English and Maths exams.


Young people who require financial support to help them continue in education post 16 can apply to their school for the 16-19 Bursary Fund. Waterfront UTC 6th Form has been allocated a very modest amount of money to distribute to students in genuine need of financial assistance.

Students need to submit a new 'bursary' application before the start of each academic year.

In addition, Waterfront UTC Sixth Form would like to invite Year 11 students who start Year 12 in September, who believe they are eligible for the financial assistance to apply. The application form will be released via the school website at the end of this current Academic year with appropriate guidelines.


  1. Students in care, care leavers, students receiving Income Support or receiving Employment Support or Disability Living Allowance. Students in this group will qualify for a Bursary Fund of £1,200 per year as well as Bursary Fund.
  2. Students whose joint parental income is no more than £25,000 per annum.
  3. Students whose parents receive Income Support.

All applicants must provide evidence of their household income as part of the application process. We currently accept P60, Income Support/University Credit (Award Letter), Full Tax Credit Award. Self-Employee earnings (Official Tax return), other benefits/pension (Award Letter) or recent wage slips.

Students with eligibility 2 and 3 above will be able to claim for Bursary Assistance which can support transport costs, course related books and stationary, meals whilst at school and any other essential course related costs including school trips.

You may wish to seek additional guidance from the Government website: www.gov.uk/16-to-19-education-financial-support-for-students.

The school will be open during the summer break if you wish to hand in an application or raise any queries regarding the Bursary Scheme.


Ready to apply? Applications can be made via our online application form below: