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Year 9 Discovery Curriculum

On joining WUTC, all Year 9 students will study the ‘Discovery Curriculum’ which provides them with an in-depth mix of theory and practical approaches to ensure they have the skills and foundation learning in our core technical subjects. The primary goal of this curriculum is to give students knowledge to make educated choices for their GCSE and future employability pathways.

 


GCSE Curriculum

Our GCSE Curriculum can be accessed below.

Nearly 60% of a student’s timetable in KS4 will be spent studying the core Curriculum, consisting of:

  • Mathematics (Edexcel) – Single GCSE
  • English Language and English Literature (Eduqas) – two separate GCSEs
  • Combined Science (Edexcel) – two GCSEs
  • PE (non-examination)

In addition to the core curriculum, students will study four further subjects; one specialism choice, one academic choice and two open choices.

A subject information sheet has been created for each of the courses on offer to give further information about the course content and how the course is examined.

Core Curriculum
 

GCSE English Literature

Curriculum Information
 
Careers
  • Author
  • Poet
  • Law and politics, writing, administration and marketing
  • Editor
  • Presenters, teachers, councillors
  • Librarian, lawyer
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GCSE English Language

Curriculum Information
Careers
  • Author
  • Poet
  • Law and politics, writing, administration and marketing
  • Editor
  • Presenters, teachers, councillors
  • Librarian, lawyer
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GCSE Mathematics

Curriculum Information
Careers

Many careers pathways can be found here

  • Accounting
  • Aerospace Engineer and Electrical Engineer
  • Data Analyst
  • Economist, Bank Manager, Investment Analyst, Stock Broker, Tax Advisor
  • Financial Advisor
  • Insurance Underwriter
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GCSE Science

Curriculum Information
Careers
  • Ecologist, Agriculture, Sustainability, Waste and Product Management
  • Medicine, Pharmaceuticals and medical Research
  • Food Science, Fuel Science, Water industry
  • Energy Engineer, Energy Consultant, Sustainability Specialist, Renewable Energy Industry
  • Material Science, Analytical Chemist,  Chemical Engineer 
  • Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Engineer Ecologist, Zoologist, Parasitologist
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Specialism Choice
 

Cambridge National in Engineering Design

Curriculum Information
 
Careers
  • Mechanical/Electrical Engineer
  • Materials Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Maintenance
  • CAD Technician
  • Servicing and Maintenance Operative
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BTEC First Award in Construction

Curriculum Information
Careers
  • Carpentry and Joinery, Fabrication
  • CAD Operative
  • Architectural Technologist and Planner
  • Property Developer
  • Design Construction Management
  • Quantity and Building Surveyor
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Academic Choice
 

GCSE Geography

Curriculum Information
Careers

There are many transferable skills you will gain whist studying Geography at GCSE, including IT, numeracy and team work. 

  • Urban and Rural Planning
  • Environment Management
  • Surveying
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Landscape Architect
  • Journalism
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GCSE Computer Science

Curriculum Information
Careers
  • Backend programmers and Computer Engineers
  • Sales of Computer Hardware
  • IT Technicians, Network Managers, Security Specialist
  • Program Developers + Problem Solving generic to all careers
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GCSE Creative iMedia

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GCSE Triple Science

Curriculum Information
Careers
  • Ecologist, Agriculture, Sustainability, Waste and Product Management
  • Medicine, Pharmaceuticals and medical Research
  • Food Science, Fuel Science, Water industry
  • Energy Engineer, Energy Consultant, Sustainability Specialist, Renewable Energy Industry
  • Material Science, Analytical Chemist,  Chemical Engineer 
  • Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Engineer Ecologist, Zoologist, Parasitologist
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Open Choice

For your Open Choices, you may select from the previously listed subjects:

  • NCFE Technical Award in Engineering
  • BTEC First Award in Construction
  • GCSE Geography
  • GCSE Computer Science
  • GCSE Triple Science
  • GCSE 3D Design

Or the following:

BTEC Business

Curriculum Information
Careers
  • Market Researcher
  • Customer Services Representatives
  • Financial Advisors/Accountants
  • Data Processors/Data Analysers
  • Government Agency roles e.g. Tax Officers
  • Sales Professionals
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GCSE 3D Design

Curriculum Information
Careers
  • Architect
  • CAD/CAM Developer
  • Electrical, Mechanical and Systems Engineer
  • Carpenter/Joiner
  • Special FX Artist
  • Prototyping
  • Graphic Designer
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Additional Learning
 

PSHRE/RSE

PSHE education at Waterfront UTC is a planned, developmental programme of learning through which students acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future. As part of a whole-school approach, PSHE education develops the qualities and attributes students need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.

We deliver our statutory responsibility through Company Time, Assemblies and Drop Down Days. 

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