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Our Key Stage 4 curriculum has been designed to combine academic achievement with the development of engineering and entrepreneurial skills and knowledge. Year 10 and 11 students will study the following curriculum:

Core:

GCSE English Language, GCSE English Literature, GCSE Mathematics, GCSE Statistics, GCSE Further Maths, BTEC Double Award Engineering, GCSE Double of Triple Science

Options:

GCSE Geography, GCSE Computer Science, PSHE, PE, Aspire Social Enterprise Programme

Employer partners help provide additional technical expertise and opportunities for work placements for every Key Stage 4 student. They also set real life enterprise challenges for students, as part of our focus on helping students develop the entrepreneurial skills that are in demand by employers.

In PSHE students will explore and discuss issues around ethics, social and cultural awareness, sex education, citizenship, environmental factors, economics and British values.

In addition to their GCSE studies, students will have PE one afternoon a week, with options that typically include swimming, football, baseball and netball.

The extracurricular activity programme includes options such as mountain biking, sailing and circus training. This is dependent on availability, levels of interest and seasonality.

Our employer partners help provide additional technical expertise and opportunities for work placements for all our students. They will set real life enterprise challenges for them as part of our focus on helping our students develop the entrepreneurial skills that are in demand by employers.

Students will also be offered two weeks of high quality work experience.

Additional support

Students also benefit from an extended day Monday to Thursday each week. Students remain at the UTC for up to 1.5 hours after lessons to learn or work independently with the support of specialist subject teachers.