Students and staff celebrate a successful first year

Bicester Technology Studio (BTS) has reached the end of a fantastic first year with its first cohort of Year 10 and Year 12 students. The school’s first employer-led project, run by Rory Currin of ROR creative, was a great success and one of the year’s highlights. Students were set the task of building a brand […]

Real Town Tour: BTS students have their own Bicester vision

This term, Year 10 BTS students have been working on an exciting project with Real Town Tours, building their own self-guided tour of Bicester. Real Town Tours is a self-guided mobile tour app, providing useful town information including transport and parking information, historical information about key locations, weather information, quizzes and more. Real Towns founder Shaun […]

One year on: Official opening marks anniversary of Bicester’s new Studio School

On Friday 23 June, Bicester Technology Studio (BTS) celebrated its first year of opening. The school, which opened to Year 10 and Year 12 students in September, was officially opened by Victoria Prentis MP, along with representatives from the governing body and several employer partners. Victoria said: “I was delighted to open the new Bicester […]

Students inspired at UCAS exhibition

Year 12 BTS students recently visited the NEC in Birmingham for a fantastic UCAS exhibition about options for when they leave school. Students Victoria Wallace and David Lambert have written the following account of their experience: On Tuesday 13 June our year group took a trip to the NEC in Birmingham to visit a UCAS exhibition about […]

Students from twin town Les Essarts visit Bicester Technology Studio

Bicester Technology Studio (BTS) recently welcomed a group of 50 students from Bicester’s French twin town Les Essarts. The visit, which was organised by Bicester and District Town Twinning Association (BDTA), consisted of a day of team-building activities with students and staff from Clemenceau College and BTS. Following introductions from BTS, Bicester Village and BDTA, […]

Engineering students inspired at major live construction site

Last week, a group of eight of our engineering students visited the Porthaven Care Home Project in Kidlington, organised through Open Doors. Open Doors offers a unique chance to see behind the scenes at major ‘live’ construction sites across England, Scotland and Wales. Visitors are given the opportunity to discover how the buildings and structures […]

Students join Bicester Vision and db symmetry for ground-breaking ceremony

Construction of Symmetry Park, Bicester’s new supply chain and logistics hub, formally began last week with a ground-breaking ceremony attended by BTS students and members of the business community. To mark the commencement of construction work, students from Bicester Technology Studio joined Bicester Vision and db symmetry to celebrate spades going in the ground at this […]

Students named as charity’s top fundraisers

Business students from Bicester Technology Studio (BTS) have been presented with an award by Katharine House Hospice following a fundraising challenge. The Kärcher Accumulator Challenge, which started in September, required students to raise as much money as they could using a £50 donation from Kärcher UK to get them started. BTS students organised a range […]

Newsletter February 2017

Students raise over £1,200 in fundraising project Year 12 BTS business students have completed a project to raise money for Katharine House Hospice. Their fundraising activities were brought to a close with a final event called “Techno Night at the Races”, organised by students with help from Business Teacher, Steph McNeil. Parents, staff, employer partners […]

Business students experience real-world example of retail distribution

Before half term, BTS business students were given the opportunity to visit a warehouse as an introduction to their work on retail distribution. John Nicholls very kindly offered students the chance to have a look around their warehouse, picking shop and show room, exposing them to the business and giving a valuable insight into how it works. […]