Curriculum at 16 & 17
Year 12 & 13 curriculum
Our Key Stage 5 curriculum is designed for ambitious creative thinkers.
The curriculum is divided into two parts:
- Technical specialism qualification, based on one of four pathways (60%)
- Complementary A levels and vocational qualifications (40%)
Study your interests
You can combine A levels and BTEC qualifications in combinations to suit you. You will focus on your specific skills and interests, developing them towards a career, whether you decide to take up a job offer at 18 or study further at university.
More than just a qualification
On top of your qualifications learning at the UTC is all about:
- Access to world-class facilities and equipment used by industry
- Practical work and project-based learning connected to the working world
- An opportunity to work with businesses on real-life projects
- Access to placements and work experience
- A chance to learn from experts from universities
- The best advice on your future career options
16-19 Study Programme Requirements
All 16 to 19 students at the UTCMediaCityUK, whether studying academic, applied or technical qualifications, are given the opportunity to take a study programme which reflects their prior attainment, education and career goals. Study programmes include academic or applied and technical qualifications; non-qualification activity including work experience; and the study of English and maths where students do not hold a GCSE graded A*-C in these subjects. Our study programmes are focused on progression to the next level of education, a traineeship or apprenticeship, or other employment.
The goverment document regarding 16-19 programme study requirements are available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/16-to-19-study-programmes-advice-on-planning-and-delivery
If you would like more information on how we meet curriculum requirements for our 16-19 year old students please contact our reception team who can direct your enquiry to the relevent people, contact them on either firstname.lastname@example.org or 0161 661 3947.
The curriculum at 16
|Equivalent to 2 A levels||Diploma in Creative Media Production||Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production|
|Equivalent to 3 A levels|
|+ A levels||Option to study the extended project qualification||Option to study the extended project qualification||Extended project qualification|
|A levels All routes will have the option of studying 1-3 A levels from the below list:
(All courses subject to availability/student uptake)
|Other Qualifications||Professional qualifications All routes will have the opportunity to study industry specific professional qualifications|
|Option to study core maths|
|Students may be able to work towards the Duke of York Award|
|Entry Profile||Suitable for students expecting to achieve a minimum of 5 A*-C grades. UTC@MediaCityUK staff will discuss your options with you based on your GCSE grades to find the most suitable route and course selection for you. Places on A level courses will be based on GCSE grades.|
|Techbacc||In order to achieve a technical baccalaureate, in addition to your Creative Media Production qualification you will also need to study either A level, AS level or core maths and complete the extended project qualification.|
|What next?||University, employment or apprenticeship|