Curriculum Offer 2023-2025
At SGS Berkeley Green UTC, we believe in the importance of high-quality, specialist, technical education for young people, and we are passionate about bringing the worlds of employment and education closer together. Our unique curriculum reflects this ethos. The subjects and courses we offer are tailored to maximise the future employability of our students. Equal priority is given to helping them develop as well-rounded, confident and healthy young adults who enjoy learning.
Every student that joins us is asked to select a specialist pathway. Alongside this, and of equal importance, they will study a core curriculum of English, Maths and Science, the building blocks of any future learning, as well as option subjects which broaden their knowledge.
Students also study PSHE, RE and PE which develop understanding of the world around us, how to contribute positively to society and how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Finally, Project and Work Experience provide opportunities to work alongside employers, gaining first-hand experience of the skills and attributes necessary for the 21st century workplace.
Our Key stage 4 and 5 curricula are outlined in the tables below.
You can access details of each individual subject or course by clicking on these links below each table.
Key Stage 4
|Compulsory Subjects||Specialism Choices||Option Choices||Extended Curriculum|
|Option 1||Option 2|
All students will complete the double science course. However some students will be given the opportunity to complete triple science course. Some students will have the opportunity to complete a further maths qualification if they demonstrate outstanding ability in Mathematics.
Students will choose two specialism subjects. This could be two of the same specialism, or a mix of specialism subjects. For example a student could choose double Engineering specialism, or they could choose single Engineering and single Digital.
Students will pick two additional option subjects, one from option 1 and one from option 2.
Key Stage 5
Full Time Technical and T-Level Pathway(A)
In this route you will spend all of your time working toward a full technical qualification in one of our specialisms.
|Course||A Level Equivalents|
Cyber Security and Digital Technologies 3
T Level in Digital Support Services: Cyber Security Specialism
Hybrid A Level and Technical Pathway (B)
You can select three of these technical and A Level subjects to complete. Some students may be offered the opportunity to study four subjects.
|Course||A Level Equivalents|
|A-Level Computer Science|
A-Level Design Technology
A-Level Further Maths
CTEC Digital Technologies 1
CTEC Digital Technologies 2
BTEC Engineering 1
BTEC Engineering 2
BTEC Applied Science
Once you have selected your main qualification route you are also required to select an option from the extended curriculum. You will also complete all of the compulsory activities listed above. We also offer a GCSE English and GCSE Maths resit option for students who achieved a grade 3 in these subjects.
Pathway A – You will need 5 GCSEs at 4+ including English and Maths to access these courses.
Pathway B – You will need 5 GCSEs at 4+ including English and Maths, with a 6+ in the subjects of choice.