Year 9 & KS4 Curriculum

Studying in Years 9, 10 and Year 11 at UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park is different from a traditional secondary school. Learning is related to the world of work so that students can better understand the relevance of what they are learning.

Year 9

In Year 9, our students complete Key Stage 3 whilst also focusing on early skills development within specialisms.

Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4 our students study a combination of core GCSE subjects alongside optional GCSE and technical qualifications for specialist pathways in Computing, Health Sciences & Social Care and Sport Science.

Diagram of KS4 curriculum including Core curriculum, specialisms, optional subjects, enrichment programme and employability programme

Diagram of KS4 curriculum

The timetable features allocated lesson time for Careers Information, Advice and Guidance, Citizenship and RSHE (Relationships, Sex and Health Education).

In addition, students have weekly time for 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.