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KS4 curriculum

During Year 10 and 11 (KS4), you will study a combination of core subjects: English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science and Sport, alongside your chosen vocational specialism of Engineering or Computing. You will also be expected to choose one optional GCSE subject from Business, Geography, History or Smart Product Design and Manufacture.

Your timetable will also include regular pastoral tutorial sessions which will include RE, and personal, social and health education.

Core subjects

GCSE English

GCSE English Literature

GCSE Mathematics

GCSE Science, Additional Science and Further Additional Science

GCSE Computer Science


Specialist option

(choose one)

You will choose Engineering or Computing as a specialism and will study a vocational course in this chosen subject area during year 10 at which point you will complete the qualification. In year 11, if you wish, you will be able to change to the other specialism if you would like to broaden your experience.

GCSE options

GCSE Geography

GCSE History

GCSE Business Studies

Smart Product Design and Manufacture

Professional qualifications 

Microsoft IT Academy

Cisco Academy


Once you’ve settled into the UTC, you’ll also have the opportunity to work towards professional IT and engineering qualifications.

The documents below given more detail for each of the courses above:

Academic year 2017-2019 


  • Active Learning
  • Microsoft
  • Cisco
  • University of Reading
  • Network Rail
  • Peter Brett