Curriculum

With a wide range of different subjects to choose from, there is a course for everybody at Thomas Telford UTC. Whether you wish to study at GCSE or GCE, you will find a programme to suit you.

Key Stage 4

At the Thomas Telford UTC (TTUTC) our curriculum is different to other schools and traditional types of learning. Students can choose from one of our programme pathways in Design, Build or Innovate. This will team academic subjects with practical learning.

Years 10 and 11 – a combination of academic and technical learning. Students will gain up to seven GCSEs and two technical awards. Young people who join us at 14 will study GCSEs for 60% of their timetable. For the remaining 40% they’ll be working with local employers on technical projects using industry standard equipment within our Design, Build and Innovate programmes. Students will also take part in enrichment activities that encourage interests beyond the normal Thomas Telford UTC curriculum – this can include sport and outdoor activities, voluntary and charity work, art, music and creative activities, and can also include projects and school competitions.

  • All students will follow a Core Curriculum of English, Maths, Science and Construction.
  • All students will follow a Specialist Curriculum of either Design, Build or Innovate Pathway from: Geography, Art, Construction and BTEC Enterprise.
  • All students will select one wider option subject from Design Technology, BTEC Sport, Triple Science, BTEC ICT

Key Stage 5

At the Thomas Telford UTC our curriculum is different to other schools and traditional types of learning. Students can choose from one of our programme pathways in Design, Build or Innovate. This will team academic subjects with practical learning, and core subjects alongside a small number of optional subjects up to GCSE or A Level equivalent

The Sixth Form curriculum provides considerable breadth and depth for students through a range of vocational and academic courses. There is something for everyone irrespective of ability. Students will study three or four A Level's or vocational courses. The pathways that a student can take are flexible and all students will receive full support when making decisions.

  • Pathway 1: Three/Four A Levels or equivalent. This can be a combination of academic A Levels and vocational courses.
  • Pathway 2: Two A Levels in Sport at University of Wolverhampton (Sporting Pathway) with an additional A Level at Thomas Telford UTC. This can be a combination of academic A Levels or vocational courses.
  • Pathway 3: One A Level and a combination of Level 2 resit courses - 1 year programme.

T-Levels

T Levels are new courses coming in September 2020, which will follow GCSEs and will be equivalent to 3 A Levels. These 2-year courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work.

T Levels will offer students a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience during an industry placement of at least 315 hours (approximately 45 days). They will provide the knowledge and experience needed to open the door into skilled employment, further study or a higher apprenticeship.


Geography
Specialist Option

Art & Design
Specialist Option

Construction (Level 1 Introductory)
Specialist Option

BTEC Enterprise
Specialist Option

Design Technology
Wider Option

BTEC Sport
Wider Option

Triple Science
Wider Option

BTEC ICT
Wider Option