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Key Stage 4 - Years 10 & 11

What you learn at GPUTC depends on which of our specialisms you choose – Engineering or the Built Environment. We are firm believers in learning by doing and the employer projects are a key feature of our curriculum. Our employer sponsors will set exciting and challenging technical projects that will inspire you to develop your skills and give you the chance to test them out in a real-life context.


Work experience pays

At the GPUTC, you will get real-life work experience by getting involved in Employer Projects through our employers and key sponsors: Anglian Water,  Larkfleet Homes and Perkins Engines which will maximise your chances of getting a rewarding and respected job when you leave us.


Thinking of going to University? 

When you have completed your studies at the GPUTC, this will put you in a greater position when it comes to applying for a place at university with the added value of real-life work experience to support your application.

Key Stage 4 Program (Year 10 and 11)

In Year 10 you will study the following mandatory GCSE subjects

English Language

English Literature


Double Science 

Qualifications Plus

Each student will then be able to choose THREE of the following employability GCSE subjects:


Art and Design

Computer Science

Core Studies (additional Numeracy and Literacy support)

Engineering Manufacture

Product Design

Engineering Design

Built Environment

In Year 11 you will carry on with your chosen GCSE subjects and have the opportunity to further specialise in one of our two technical specialisms – Engineering or the Built Environment.

The curriculum will also include Qualifications Plus for all students which is made up of:

  • Personal Social Health Education (PSHE)
  • Information, advice and guidance (Including careers and progression)
  • Sport
  • Enrichment programmes
  • Philosophy and Ethics

Below are just some of the enrichment options that will be available.

*GCSE Triple Science 

Young Enterprise Business Studies Award 

Community Sports Leadership Award 

Junior Sports Leadership Award 

Sea Cadets 

Green Power Race Car Challenge 

Duke of Edinburgh Award 

Duke of York Award 

4x4 Challenge 

VEX Robotics Challenge 

The options available will develop our students in a rounded way and get them ready for the next stage in their lives. We obviously hope that our GCSE students next steps involve remaining at the UTC, but, there is also the option to move onto a school sixth form or college, an apprenticeship as well as moving out into the world of work.

At GPUTC, all lessons are designed to improve students’ Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours to enable them to become the Engineers, Designers and Architects of the future.