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Our Curriculum

The UTC curriculum is enriched with regular access to Project-Based learning where students ‘drop down’ from their normal lessons to do industry- led real world projects. Project-Based learning helps students understand the ‘real-world’ of work and develop the skills they need to get ahead.

Key Stage 3 Proposal

The Trustees of Tyne Coast Academy Trust (TCAT) and the Local Governing Body of North East Futures UTC are consulting relevant stakeholders and partners on a proposed change to its admissions arrangements.  The proposal is to admit up to 30 Year 7 students per year to the UTC from September 2022 whilst continuing to admit students at Year 10 and 6th form.

North East Futures UTC YEAR 7 Consultation

The Trustees of Tyne Coast Academy Trust (TCAT) and the Local Governing Body of North East Futures UTC are consulting relevant stakeholders and partners on a proposed change to its admissions arrangements.  The proposal is to admit up to 30 Year 7 students per year to the UTC from September 2022.

The consultation period runs from 7 September 2020 to 19 October 2020.

Currently the UTC recruits up to 120 students into Year 10 (usually aged 14), as well as recruiting to the 6th Form, from across the North East region including Newcastle, Gateshead, Northumberland, County Durham, Durham,. Sunderland, South Shields, North Shields and Darlington. The proposal is to change the admissions at the UTC to recruit up to 30 students at age 11 (the start of Year 7) and to continue to recruit the majority of students at age 14 (into Year 10) and for 6th form (into Year 12). From September 2022.

There are significant educational advantages for students starting at the UTC earlier and this has been demonstrated in other UTCs around the country: 

  • This change will provide more Secondary places in Newcastle and the region and give families more choice for their child’s secondary education
  • It will allow students of a younger age to build key technical knowledge and skills in the fields of Healthcare Science and Digital Technology and to sample specialist areas which are new and increasingly important in the regional economy that will inspire their future careers
  • Students will also be introduced earlier to the workplace skills and careers opportunities whilst maintaining the broad and balanced curriculum for this age group which mean that students are better informed and more focused when it comes to planning their career routes. 
  • The UTC will be supported by existing Year 7 provision across TCAT to ensure a high quality of curriculum and education

Further details on the proposal can be found below alongside our proposed Admissions Policy.

We are holding two consultation events in September and October.  They will take place at North East Futures UTC and can also be accessed by video conference if needed.

Wed 16th September 5:30-6:00 PM                       

Wed 7th October 2020 5:30-6:00 PM

The consultation lasts for 6 weeks and will close on 13 October 2020. 

In order to make your views known please email consultation@northeastfuturesutc.co.uk  or write to Consultation on Admissions 2022, NE Futures UTC, Newcastle, NE1 3A. 

Year 7 Documents

  • Further Details
  • Proposed Admissions Policy

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.

A completely different school experience.

Years 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. Students will end key stage 4 with a fantastic set of GCSE results, a unique CV and the professional skills to take them to the next stage of their career.

 

CORE SUBJECTS

Mathematics (1 GCSE)
English Language, English Literature (2 GCSEs)
Biology, Chemistry, Physics (3 GCSEs)
Computer Science (1 GCSE)

 

SPECIALIST TECHNICAL

Vocational Health Care Science
Vocational Computer Science

 

GCSE OPTION (one of the following)

Business Enterprise (1 GCSE)
Art (1 GCSE)
Geography (1 GCSE)
History (1 GCSE)

 

WIDER LEARNING

Health and Fitness
Personal Development

 

ENRICHMENT COURSES

Music, Duke of Edinburgh's Award, E-Sports
Coding, Sports Clubs, Board Games

 

* Students who wish to achieve the EBacc may be able to choose 2 options

Find out more about Key Stage 4 and specific Subject information. 

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.

LEVEL 3 (A-LEVEL SUBJECTS)

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)


WIDER LEARNING

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

ENRICHMENT COURSES

Music, Duke of Edinburgh's Award, E-Sports
Coding, Sports Clubs, Board Games

Find out more about Key Stage 5 and specific Subject information.