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A day at DUTC.

Day in the Life

Each day at Doncaster UTC will be varied and exciting, a chance to meet and make new friends. The following is just a typical day of learning.

Monday - 8:30 - 3:30
Tuesday - 8:30 - 3:30
Wednesday - 8:30 - 3:30
Thursday - 8:30 - 3:30
Friday - 8:30 - 1:30

08:30 - 08:45
Registration time. A punctual start to the day is required. 

08:45 - 09:45
Lesson 1 is Maths. We’re halfway through a term-long project related to the rail industry.  Today’s maths lesson is focussing on calculations which we will use in the project relating to signalling.

09:45 - 11:00
Lesson 2 (and staggered breaks) English now.  Today’s lesson is working on a brief to support a project we are doing with Polypipe.  It’s been very useful to see how our way of writing can have such a different outcome.  

11:00 - 12:00
Lesson 3 is design and media. Chance to start the process of designing our project. We have completed all of the theory and planning; now it’s time to start producing. The design and media space is great for this as we have access to fantastic kit and equipment.

12:00 - 13:30 
Lesson 4 and staggered lunch breaks
It doesn’t feel like a school canteen.  It’s a professional space where we can relax and catch up. I am really looking forward to Year 12 when I am in Key Stage 5 so I can use the post-16 space! 

13:30 - 14:30
Lesson 5 is Engineering Manufacturing.  We are looking at computer-aided manufacturing.  We are using CAD to draw a product against a brief we have been given.  It’s good to see the link between designing and production. (On a Wednesday students will finish after this lesson at 14:25)

14:30 - 15:30
Lesson 6 on a Monday is Enrichment time.  All students have the opportunity to select a session of their choice, including; Cyber Club, Duke of Edinburgh, Adobe Masterclass, Debate Club, Greek Mythology, Interior Design, Robotics and Crime Scene Investigation. 

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