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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

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 will be encouraged to undertake the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award as part of their enrichment studies and will benefit from personalised careers advice, guidance and support from UTC staff and industry partners.

Students are also encouraged to particiapate in additional Enrichment and Health and Fitness activity.

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

All students will be expected to develop their employability and keep a good record of the UTC work they do.

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 will 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 enrichement programme with the intent of developing  student's interests, hobbies and passions and supporting their career development. 



Maths (1 A-Level)
Further Maths (1 A-Level)
Biology (1 A-Level)
Chemistry (1 A-Level)
Physics (1 A-Level)
Computing (1 A-Level)
Psychology (1 A-Level)
Technical IT (1 A-Level)
Medical Science (1 A-Level)
Extended Project (Equivalent to Half an A-Level)
Core Maths (Equivalent to Half an A-Level)


Project-Based Days
Personal Development/Pastoral Support (Daily Tutor Time)


Music, Duke of Edinburgh's Award
Coding, Sports Clubs


A Level Curriculum Sequences. More details can be provided upon request

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Cambridge Technical IT Level 3
  • Computer Science
  • Maths
  • Further Maths
  • Medical Science
  • Psychology
  • Level 2 Pathway
  • Personal Development

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.