You can follow one of three pathways
|STEM pathway||Maths level 3#||A level||A level||A level||EPQ*||Work experience|
|Integrated pathway||Maths level 3#||A level||A level||Tech level||EPQ*||Work experience|
|Engineering pathway||Maths level 3#||Tech level||EPQ*||Work experience|
# Either A level maths or Core Maths
*EPQ = Extended project qualification.
The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is free standing qualification about one third the size of an A level. 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’ and a 1,000 word report. After that, you must deliver a small presentation about your topic, lasting from 10 – 15 mins.
For your own sake. It allows you to develop your personal interests on a topic you feel genuinely passionate about. Plus, it helps when applying for university (especially competitive ones, such as Oxbridge), and apprenticeships, as you are set apart from all the other candidates. It demonstrates your commitment to a subject, and allows you to develop the independent research skills needed for undergraduate study.
Core Maths an exciting and engaging new mathematics qualification that sits comfortably between GCSE and A-level, filling a long overlooked gap.
It supports student progression by:
It is measured as a Level 3 qualification and is equivalent in size to an AS qualification. However, it is distinct from AS Mathematics as learners consolidate mathematical techniques that can be directly applied to real-life contexts
Tech levels offered
BTEC Level 3 Engineering (QCF)
BTEC Level 3 Construction and the Built Environment (QCF)
Design Engineering Construct!
A levels offered
Maths A level
Physics A level
Chemistry A level
Computer Science A level
Business A level
Psychology A level *from 2018
Biology A level *from 2018
If there is an A level not on the list that you would like to study, please talk to us.
Who is the STEM pathway for?
Who is the integrated pathway for?
Who is the engineering pathway for?
If you have any concerns about achieving Grade 4 or above in GCSE English, please get in touch with a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Please note that the resit opportunity the UTC offers is for GCSE English Language only.