Young people get the edge in a rapidly evolving digital world

RDUTC is a school that means business. We are situated in the centre of Hull, next to Hull New Theatre. Working in partnership with the University of Hull and the region’s leading employers, we provide our students with a unique, employer-led education that gives them the edge in terms of higher education and employment opportunities and fast-tracks them into exciting and lucrative careers.

The RDUTC curriculum is designed to:

  • ‘do education differently’ to ensure that every student, including those disaffected with traditional education, fulfils their academic, social and creative potential and becomes the best person they can be;
  • maximise opportunities for students to apply theoretical learning to real-life problems and employer-led projects;
  • ensure all students develop high quality verbal, written, visual and digital communication skills;
  • ensure all students acquire sound personal, professional and entrepreneurial knowledge and skills;
  • develop a digitally talented workforce to address the STEAM skills gap;
  • contribute to the economic development of the Humber region by providing highly skilled local young people to work in the engineering, digital, health care, financial and creative sectors;
  • engage young women with qualifications and careers in STEAM industries to address the gender gap.

Our curriculum comprises a range of academic, technical and professional qualifications (including GCSEs and A Levels).  These have been selected in partnership with our University and Employer Partners specifically to develop the knowledge and skills that industry is crying out for.

We specialise in ‘STEAM’: Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths. Our students have the unique opportunity to take the theory they learn and apply it to real projects designed and delivered by our University and Employer Partners. This both extends their theoretical understanding and, crucially, enables them to develop their personal, employability and technical skills in a real work environment. No other school or college in the area can offer this. Neither can they match our learning environment: our facilities are state-of-the-art, making us one of the most technology advanced school in the country.

In addition to our qualifications, we prioritise the development of personal and employability skills, including:  creative thinking; problem-solving; leadership; teamwork; independent learning; project management; innovation; entrepreneurship.  In addition, we support our students to develop their own ‘personal brand’ and, very importantly, to develop the ability to promote themselves.  We also ensure that our students have the information they need to lead happy, safe and heathy lifestyles.

We have 800 student places at RDUTC. Students can join us at the start of Year 10 or Year 12.  To find out more, register for one of our Open Events via this website.

The application window for places next September is now open.  Places are in high demand so apply NOW!

Download a copy of our prospectus here

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