Uckfield Community Technology College Downsview Crescent, Uckfield, East Sussex TN22 3DJ tel:01825 764844 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Key Stage 3 (Years 7 to 9)
The Key Stage 3 Curriculum aims to provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all students.
Subjects taken by all students in Key Stage 3 are:-
English Language and Literature
German, French or Spanish
Personal, Social, Citizenship, Health Education (PSCHE), inc. Careers
Physical Education and Games,
inc. Swimming and Dance
Various opportunities for Gifted and Talented students both through extension work in class and extra-curricular opportunities, for example, Gifted and Talented students start studying A level Critical Thinking in Year 9.
2.02 Key Stage 4 (Years 10 to 11)
We aim to give every student an individual and well-balanced course during these two vital years. Such a course should leave open as many doors as possible as far as a future career is concerned.
All students study to GCSE Level in English Language, English Literature and Mathematics and the majority will study either French, German or Spanish. Students will also follow a Full GCSE Course in Religious Studies. As appropriate all students study either separate single GCSEs in Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Core and Additional Science or CORE and Level 1 or Level 2 BTEC in Applied Science. Those students studying the three separate Sciences will also study for an additional GCSE qualification in Statistics or Electronics or Environmental Science.
Three further GCSE subjects are chosen by students from the following list. Those students who are taking three separate Sciences at GCSE will only select two further subjects:
Art/Design GCSE or BTEC
Business Studies GCSE
Child Development GCSE
Drama and Theatre Arts GCSE
Horticulture (Internal Certification)
ICT (GCSE Single Award)
MaSc (Separate Science with Statistics or Electronics)
Media Studies GCSE
Physical Education GCSE
Spanish GCSE or NVQ
There are various extension activities in class as well as courses for Gifted and Talented students. e.g. Critical Thinking, some students in Years 10 and 11 take AS Critical Thinking (A Level).
Some students will be able to work towards a Bronze or Silver award from the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme. This involves them in community work and additional work experience. Some students follow the ASDAN scheme leading to bronze or silver awards. In addition students work towards and achieve Bronze, Silver and Gold Arts Awards.
The 'Work Related Curriculum' is a KS4 option aimed at giving selected students the opportunity to follow work related options at the Wealden Skills Centre. Students spend one day per week at the College and also have a day’s work experience at a placement related to their chosen course. Currently we have students studying Engineering, Hair and Beauty, Hospitality and Catering, Building Trades, Motor Vehicles and Horticulture as part of this scheme.
2.03 Key Stage 5 - The Sixth Form College for students aged 16+
The Sixth Form College operates as a "College within a College" with its own distinctive ethos. A separate, more detailed prospectus is available from College Reception and on the College website. A wide range of courses is on offer. These include Advanced Levels, Vocational Qualifications, new GCSE subjects and opportunities to take enrichment courses that range from Languages to the Community Sports Leadership Award.
Students can select courses that develop into an individual package to suit their personal interests or their career objectives.
The following subjects are currently all available at AS/A2 Level
Drama & Theatre Studies
- literature and language
Government and Politics
Maths and Further Maths
In addition, other subjects are available under an Open Learning Scheme. For example our students have taken and been highly successful in:-