Key Stage 4

Academic and technical curriculum

At the West Midlands UTC (WMUTC) our curriculum is different to other schools and traditional types of learning. Students can choose from one of our programme pathways in Design, Build or Innovate. This will team academic subjects with practical learning, and core subjects alongside a small number of optional subjects up to GCSE or A Level equivalent.

Years 10 and 11 – a combination of academic and technical learning

Students will gain up to seven GCSEs and two technical awards.

Young people who join us at 14 will study GCSEs for 60% of their timetable. For the remaining 40% they’ll be working with local employers on technical projects using industry standard equipment within our Design, Build and Innovate programmes.

All students

Students will also take part in enrichment activities that encourage interests beyond the normal West Midlands UTC curriculum – this can include sport and outdoor activities, voluntary and charity work, art, music and creative activities, and can also include projects and school competitions.