Curriculum 16-18 years

What can I study as part of the sixth form UTC Curriculum (16-18 years)?

At Year 12, we offer a range of A-levels, including the four sciences, and Further Maths. There are also two options for our keen engineers who can choose to do one or both.

  • A-Level Design Engineering (covers a broad range of engineering but students also choose to focus on Mechanical Engineering or Electronic Engineering).
  • Professional Construction Practice (essentially Civil/Architectural Engineering) which is a Diploma (A-Level Equivalent).

Core Mathematics is a qualification for those students who have done well at Mathematics but do not want to continue through to the full A-level and is equivalent to approximately half an A-level. This can be done on top of 3 other A-level (or equivalent) choices.

Each subject has its own entry requirements but typically a minimum grade of 6 or above at GCSE related subject(s).

Design Engineering
(Includes Electronic & Mechanical Engineering)

Civil/Architectural Engineering1


Further Mathematics


Computer Science








Core Mathematics3


*courses are offered subject to demand

 1 Diploma in Professional Construction Practice (A-Level Equivalent)

 2 The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) – As-Level Equivalent qualification taken as a 4th qualification for students. A free standing qualification complementary to A levels and increasing UCAS points. It involves choosing a topic and carrying out some serious research into that particular area, then creating either a 5,000 word report or a ‘product’ plus a 1,000 word report. You must also deliver a small presentation about your topic.

 3 AS-Level Equivalent qualification taken as a 4th qualification for students wanting to continue Mathematics but not doing the A Level. Grade 5 or above in Maths GCSE required.

 4 English GCSE re-sit compulsory for any student that does not have Grade 4 or above at GCSE.