“We start each school day with inspiration from some of the world’s industry leaders.”

Key Stage 4 & GCSE Options

As a specialist school, we don’t limit the options that you can choose to study in Year 10 – in fact, we provide all the national curriculum subjects, plus a whole lot more. Download our key stage 4 options. Our specialised option choices support routes into medicine, animal care, health and social care, engineering, sociology and much more. When you apply to the Life Sciences UTC, you’ll get impartial advice on which options would benefit you the most, and the best route into your future career.

Alongside the core curriculum subjects, our students select a range of optional subjects, which give them a good foundation if they want to later specialise in a certain area in sixth form.

Our subjects have been designed in conjunction with our university and industry partners, to make sure that students get the best possible education options, for the roles of the future. We’ve worked closely with our partners to cover the key skills, experiences and attributes needed in the science, engineering and healthcare sectors. Our students have everything at their fingertips to make an informed decision about the best route through education for them, playing to their personal strengths and interests.

We start each school day with inspiration from some of the world’s industry leaders, and make sure that during form time (Pulse) we inspire our students to aim high, through a series of activities. These include watching TED talks before classes begin from some of the business world’s big players, including Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, and international avalanche and mountain rescue expert, Dale Atkins.

Subjects

The core examination subjects are:

The core curriculum also includes some non-examination subjects:

  • Careers education, information, advice & guidance
  • Personal, social health, citizenship education
  • Physical education
  • Religious education

You can also choose from the range of optional subjects below: