Probably the most distinctive feature of the UTC is the way its curriculum is developed. 

Students will progress within the UTC based on their academic achievements and not by their age

The starting point is the needs of local employers and universities.  Their needs for well-educated, versatile individuals are shaping the learning experience of UTC students.  That means, when you study at the UTC, you will be extraordinarily well prepared to take up promising careers in those world-leading companies or via university.

Your week will be built around projects provided by employers, reflecting the real challenges that those businesses face. In this exciting, employment-driven environment qualifications will be vitally important so you can expect to leave UTC well qualified.

Years 10 & 11

At Key Stage 4, you will study for a technical qualification in your specialised area – either Creative & Digital IndustriesEngineering & Manufacturing, Computing or Human Sciences – alongside GCSEs. GCSE subjects are English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Sciences, a modern foreign language (German) and a humanities or specialist option. All students study Biology, Chemistry and Physics leading to either combined Science or Triple Science GCSEs.

Students can take an additional GCSE from Art, Computing, Geography, Photography and Product Design at UTC Sheffield City Centre. Students at UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park can take an additional GCSE from Computing, Geography, Psychology and Physical Education. (If students want to take the English Baccalaureate, they will need to choose Geography.)

The overall curriculum will develop students in a rounded way and get them ready for the next step at age 16 – which could be at the UTC, in a school sixth form or college, or on an apprenticeship.

Years 12 & 13

At Key Stage 5, you will study for a technical qualification at Level 3 in Creative & Digital IndustriesEngineering & Manufacturing, Computing or Human Sciences, along with two or more A Levels.

The following A Levels are available at UTC Sheffield City Centre:

  • Art
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Creative Writing
  • English Literature
  • Maths
  • Further Maths (if you are taking Maths)
  • Photography
  • Physics
  • Product Design
  • Level 3 Extended Project options
  • GCSE English, Math, and Science resits

The following A Levels are available at UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park:

  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • English Language
  • Maths
  • Philosophy & Ethics
  • Psychology
  • Level 3 Extended Project options

Students can choose A Levels available at both campuses. For advice please contact:

Engineering & Manufacturing students will select from Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Product Design; Creative & Digital Media students will select from the entire range.

All Post-16 students will support younger students through peer-mentoring and coaching. Post-16 students will also become leaders within the college council and in local and international activities.

After finishing at the UTC, students can progress into university, onto an advanced or higher apprenticeship, or directly into employment.