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GCSE

Our curriculum combines technical specialisms in computing, science and engineering with the highest academic standards.

Throughout the school, students apply and develop their knowledge through projects set by our employer partners, in the local growth industries of medical technology and smart environments.

Curriculum

In Year 10 and 11 students follow a broad GCSE curriculum, with a focus on maths, science and computing. All students also follow a BTEC in engineering.
Through project work and extension activities, students develop the attitudes, skills and behaviours needed to succeed in the modern world.

In Year 10 and 11, students study from the following:

  • BTEC Diploma in Engineering
  • BTEC in Information and Creative and Technology
  • GCSE Mathematics
  • GCSE English Language
  • GCSE English Literature
  • GCSE Physics
  • GCSE Biology
  • GCSE Chemistry
  • GCSE Computer Science
  • GCSE History or Geography
  • GCSE modern foreign language
  • ECDL
  • The UTC Graduate Scheme, including the Duke of York Award

In addition, Year 10 and 11 students take part in:

  • Physical Education, provided at Paringdon Sports Club
  • Citizenship
  • Enterprise Education
  • Careers Education and Guidance
  • Religious Education
  • Personal, Health and Social Education

To view our curriculum booklet in full, please download it here.

Extension activities

Students can select from a range of activities designed to support their needs in the main curriculum. These take place at regular times throughout the week and can be tailored to meet individual needs.

Students apply for two-week internship placements at the end of Year 10 and Year 12 with support provided by our partner employers. This gives them real life experience of the world of work, preparing them for life in modern Britain.