At the West Midlands UTC (WMUTC) our curriculum is different to other schools and traditional types of learning. Students can choose from one of our programme pathways in Design, Build or Innovate. This will team academic subjects with practical learning, and core subjects alongside a small number of optional subjects up to GCSE or A Level equivalent.
Years 10 and 11 – a combination of academic and technical learning
Students will gain up to nine GCSEs and three technical awards.
Young people who join us at 14 will study GCSEs for 60% of their timetable. For the remaining 40% they’ll be working with local employers on technical projects using industry standard equipment within our Design, Build and Innovate programmes.
Students will also take part in enrichment activities that encourage interests beyond the normal WMCUTC curriculum – this can include sport and outdoor activities, voluntary and charity work, art, music and creative activities, and can also include projects and school competitions.