Curriculum Offer 2020-2022

Our Curriculum

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 ChoicesOption Choices Extended Curriculum
Option 1Option 2
English Language
English Literature
Mathematics
Science
PSHE
PE
Design
Digital
Engineering
Computer Science
Geography
History
Computer Science
Sport
Product Design
Business Studies
Employer Projects
Enrichment
Further Maths
Private Study
RE

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.

Download our KS4 Curriculum

Key Stage 5

Full Time Technical Route (A)

In this route you will spend all of your time working toward a full technical qualification in one of our specialisms.

CourseA Level Equivalents
Engineering 3
Cyber Security and Digital Technologies 3
3
3

 

Full Time A Level Route (B)

You can select three A Level subjects to complete. Some students may be offered the opportunity to study four subjects.

CourseA Level Equivalents
Chemistry
Computer Science
Further Maths
Maths
Physics
1
1
1
1
1

 

Technical and A Level Hybrid (C)

In this route you are able to select either a single or double qualification in one of our technical subjects, alongside one or two A Levels to give you three equivalent qualifications in total. Some students may be offered the opportunity to study four subjects.

CourseA Level Equivalents
Cyber Security 1
Digital Technologies 1
Digital Technologies 2
Engineering 1
Engineering 2
Applied Science
Business Studies
1
1
2
1
2
1
1

 

Extended Curriculum

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.

 CompulsoryOptional
PSHE
Enrichment
Employer Projects
Work Experience
EPQ
Technical Qualifications
Core Maths

 

Download our KS5 Curriculum