Curriculum

Students attending UTC Sheffield campuses will study a combination of GCSEs and A Levels alongside a technical qualification in their chosen specialism.

At UTC Sheffield City Centre the specialisms offered are:

At UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park the specialisms offered are:

Key Stage 4

Core Offer
KS4 students at UTC Sheffield study GCSE Mathematics, English Language, English Literature and Sciences (Biology, Physics and Chemistry leading to GCSE combined or triple science) over a two or three year period, along with a suite of up to three technical qualifications in their chosen specialism. Students also choose additional GCSEs according to which UTC they attend.

The timetable features allocated lesson time for Careers Information, Advice and Guidance, Citizenship, PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education), Sports and Physical Education, alongside time for independent study and a choice of interesting and varied enrichment activities.

Employer-based projects are embedded into curriculum qualifications to develop business and employability skills.

Overall, this balanced curriculum offer provides a well-rounded education designed to build students’ skills, knowledge, confidence and judgement to equip them for successful progression whatever their interests.

GCSE Options @ UTC Sheffield City Centre
Students select one from the following GCSEs to study alongside their core subjects and technical specialism:

  • Art
  • Geography
  • Product Design

For some students a Modern Foreign Language (MFL) may be available in enrichment sessions.

Plus all students at UTC Sheffield City Centre study for the Edexcel Certificate in Digital Applications (CiDA).

GCSE Options @ UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park
Students select two from the following GCSEs or equivalents to study alongside their core subjects and technical specialism

  • Child Care
  • Computer Science
  • Geography
  • Modern Foreign Language (MFL)
  • Psychology
  • Physical Education

Plus Computing students also study for the Edexcel Certificate in Digital Applications (CiDA).

A few students at both UTCs may wish to take the English Baccalaureate and will need to choose MFL and Geography. EBacc is not compulsory at UTCs as their focus is primarily on STEM subject areas.

Please note, the course offer may be reviewed as part of the UTC’s long-term commitment to securing the best outcomes for students.

Timetabling
Year 9 students attend the UTC for 30 x 50 minute periods of learning per week, attending from 8.25am till 3.00pm each day. Enrichment activities are available from 3.00pm till 3.50pm on two days per week.

Year 10 & 11 students attend the UTC for 35 x 50 minute periods of learning per week, attending from 8.25am till 3.50pm each day. On two days a week enrichment sessions are available from 3.50 till 4.50pm.

Key Stage 5

At Key Stage 5, students study a Level 3 technical qualification alongside one, two or three A Levels, depending on a student’s ambitions. The offer is flexible to enable successful progression onto top quality university courses, advanced or higher apprenticeships, or directly into employment.

A Level Options @ UTC Sheffield City Centre

  • Chemistry
  • English Literature
  • Fine Art
  • Maths
  • Further Maths (if you are taking Maths)
  • Photography
  • Physics
  • Product Design
  • Level 3 Core Maths
  • Level 3 Extended Project options
  • GCSE English, Maths, and Science resits

Engineering & Manufacturing students select from Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Product Design.

A Level Options @ UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • English Literature
  • Maths
  • Further Maths (if you are taking Maths)
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Level 3 Core Maths
  • Level 3 Extended Project options
  • GCSE English, Math, and Science resits

There are opportunities for students to choose A Levels available at both campuses. For advice please contact: admin@utcsheffield.org.uk

Both UTC Sheffield campuses may also offer a Level 2 bridging-the-gap year at post 16, providing a step up to Level 3 qualifications. For more information about the Level 2 offer at each UTC, please contact us by email: admin@utcsheffield.org.uk.

Entry Requirements

Students wishing to apply for a Year 12 place at UTC Sheffield must meet the following entry requirements:

  • 5 GCSE passes at grade 4 or above or A*-C or equivalent, including Maths and English (those applying for Engineering or Health Sciences will also need a minimum of a 4+ in Science)
  • Grade 6 at GCSE for A Level subjects
  • Level 2 options are also available at both UTCs; students wishing to apply for this option will need 4 GCSE passes at Grade 3 or equivalent, including English and Maths.

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