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The Key Stage 5 Programme

Flexibility is at the heart of our approach to the Sixth Form curriculum. You will choose 3 or 4 A-level courses, but we will ensure that your individual interests and capabilities are taken into account as we agree with you which courses you follow.

Supported by Technical and Project-Based learning

The Sixth Form Curriculum is fully compliant with the Department for Education’s 16 to 19 Programmes of Study Guidance.

All students have programmes of study which include:

  • Substantial qualifications that stretch them and prepare them for education at the next level or for employment;
  • Work Experience, including Work Experience placements, to give them the opportunity to develop their career choices and apply their skills in real working conditions;
  • Other non-qualification activities to develop their character, broader skills, attitudes and confident and to support progression;
  • GCSE English Language and Maths lessons if they have not achieved a GCSE grade 4.

Students complete technical projects which will help them develop work ready skills. By Sixth Form level, students are likely to be exploring some specialist careers which really interest them.

These might be such things as cyber security, biotechnology, games development, e-health or personalised medicine. There are, of course, many more like this which may spark their interest.

All students benefit from personalised careers advice, guidance and support from UTC staff and industry partners.

All Post 16 students are expected to complete a minimum of two weeks work experience.

All students are expected to develop their employability and keep a record of the UTC work they do on ethir Unifrog profile - this acts ass a digital CV for their future.

When planning and delivering teaching and learning in Year 12 and 13, we have the following key aims:

  •  To help our students achieve the best possible outcomes.
  • To help our students to become effective independent learners.
  • To help our students develop work-ready skills such as communication, team work, leadership and problem-solving skills.

There is available Careers and Higher Education guidance, drawing on the careers service wherever such support is available. The intent is to have 100% of Year 13 graduates go on to positive destinations.


Students are expected to develop as Independent Learners throughout Key Stage 5.


To facilitate this, students  have periods every week where they will be in independent learning time and encouraged to use the time effectively to meet the targets set by their teachers.


All students have access to a wide enrichment programme with the intent of developing  student's interests, hobbies and passions and supporting their career development. 


All students in the 6th Form have a bespoke programme of Personal Devlopment and a weekly timetabled session.


6th Form course information available below. Contact to request full curriculum Plans

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Maths
  • Further Maths
  • Medical Science
  • Psychology
  • Physics
  • Cambridge Technical IT Level 3
  • Core Maths
  • Personal Development


Mathematics (A-Level)
Further Mathematicss (A-Level)
Biology (A-Level)
Chemistry (A-Level)
Physics (A-Level)
Computing (A-Level)
Psychology (A-Level)
Technical IT (1 A-Level equivelent)
Medical Science (1 A-Level equivelent)
Extended Project (Half an A-Level approx equivelent)
Core Maths (Half an A-Level approx equivelent)


Project-Based days and half days
weeky Personal Development lesson


Music, E-Sports
Coding, Sports and many more


The Key Stage 4 Programme

Year 10 and 11 at North East Futures UTC will provide you with a completely different school experience. However, it is still based on a core of vitally important lessons and qualifications.