What will you actually study
Our tailored curriculum, enhanced from the current national curriculum, allows us to focus all our resources in our specialisms, work in partnership with sector employers and invest in equipment and resources whilst ensuring students achieve the expected GCSEs required at Key Stage 4.
Key Stage 4 Curriculum
UTC Berkeley Green Curriculum 2018: Year 10
In developing our employer lead curriculum, we have taken great care to achieve the best balance between vital academic study and the specialist subjects that define what we do. All our Yr10/11 students follow our core offer, chose one specialism and two option subjects.
Key Stage 5 Curriculum
Berkeley Green UTC Curriculum 2018: Year 12
We have a choice of three flexible pathways to suit our intake of students at year 12:
Pathway A, a ‘classically academic’ pathway, provides a flexible curriculum model with 3 or 4 A level qualifications at its core, from a choice of Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Product Design, Psychology, Geography, Computer Science and Further Maths.
Pathway B, a high achieving, flexible and vocationally focused route, will centre on the students taking an extended Vocational level 3 qualification in either Information Technology or Engineering. The route does allow for a student to take Core Maths (a level 3 accredited qualification which will suit students who do not wish to take AS or A2 level Maths) and the EPQ which will access the TechBac qualification.
Pathway C, a hybrid of the two previous pathways, allowing the study of 2 A Levels and a half sized Technical qualification in either IT or Engineering.
The Information Technology route will provide opportunities to specialise in:
- Cyber security;
The Engineering route will provide opportunities to specialise in:
As part of any of the pathways, students will be able to opt for a Business qualification studied within the project-based approach, and will be able to undertake an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), supported through tutorial, independent study time and personal development as well as in their project-based learning time.
Students may also take industry qualifications such as a Cisco, Microsoft or Adobe Certified Qualifications, the Duke of York qualification, and other industry standards as appropriate.
Core learning will be delivered over 4 days each week, each with a total of 6 contact hours (24 hours per week) The fifth day (Wednesday in 2017-18) will be reserved for a programme of project based learning and working experience. 10 days per year will be based at the UTC and employer partners working on project based learning, sometimes leading your students. Another 30 days will be spent on work experience.
Thinking about joining us in 2018? We are now accepting applications for enrolment in 2018