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Year 12

Studying at UTC Leeds – Year 12

Our exciting curriculum has been designed to provide students with a wide range of academic and vocational qualifications. It will enable students to develop the following key skills and attributes highly sought after by today's leading employers. Students will focus on developing the following skills:

'As well as achieving the full range of A Levels, students will be able to work with leading employers from the region to develop and nurture specialist engineering and creative thinking skills.'

Monitoring progress

In supporting our students on their journey to the best grades, UTC Leeds teachers will continuously monitor each student's progress and adapt their work accordingly. Progress grades will be formally assessed and shared with students and parents four times a year in quarterly reports. Students' individual programmes will be amended on the basis of these reports and additional support provided where necessary.

Expanding horizons

  • Curiosity and imagination
  • Enquiry and analysis
  • Problem-solving and resilience
  • Self-management and organisation
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Technological confidence and technical skills
  • Creativity and ingenuity

Level 3 (GCE A Levels and Technical Levels) - The Technical Baccalaureate

All our A level programmes in the sixth-form lead to the Technical Baccalaureate, a qualification highly regarded by universities and employers. Students can choose from the two pathways shown below.

All students will follow a core curriculum in Mathematics and Engineering. Within Engineering, students will be able to follow optional units that will include: engineering design (mechanical, electrical and electronic), automation control and robotics, systems and programming, engineering and the environment and more. Students opting to study two Engineering Technical Levels will be able to study a wider range of areas in engineering.

Study a specialist curriculum in...

  • Mathematics
    The level of mathematics that you study will depend on your GCSE grade in order to ensure we optimise your progression.
  • Engineering
    You can choose to study Technical level qualifications equivalent to one or two 'A' levels.

Personalise your curriculum by studying further 'A' levels in...

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Further Maths
  • Graphic / Product Design
  • Geography


A Level
AS Level
Level 3 Core

Single Engineering
Technical Level
1 x 'A' Level equivalent

2 further A Level options

(Extended Project Qualification)

Double Engineering
Technical Level
2 x 'A' Level equivalent

1 further A Level option

(Extended Project Qualification)

Build knowledge and understanding of engineering through...

  • Contributing to a series of industry-led 'major projects' in projects teams
  • Visiting partner organisations to gain firsthand experience of the engineering world
  • Partnering with the engineering faculty at the University of Leeds
  • Working with mentors from industry and education

Develop life skills, independence and knowledge through...

  • Building a record of academic and professional growth (RAPG)
  • Courses in business enterprise and entrepreneurship, global and environmental awareness
  • Leading and taking part in enrichment activities
  • Taking part in RE, PCHE, citizenship and sports activities
  • Receiving the very best in careers education
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