This is the current shape of the blocks for the Year 10 Intake of 2017.
Please note: These blocks will change later in the year dependent on the needs of the college. The 2018 Year 10 Intake will differ from below. Please use this for reference only.
These buttons will take you to the exam board course specification for 2017 Core Courses.
Elstree UTC is looking to develop highly passionate students that have a desire to work within the technical and creative specialisms we offer. We have crafted a curriculum that is about building skilled individuals who can offer a range of specialist techniques alongside a strong academic ability. Core studies in English, Maths and Science provide our KS4 students with a platform to excel in the option subjects and to create fully rounded learners. The curriculum is split into 4 faculty groups. Care has been taken to provide options that encourage learners development in a range of disciplines, preparing them for post 16 study.
We provide a mature learning environment where students are asked to be responsible, respectful and resilient learners. It is essential that students understand the work ethic that will enable them to succeed in a highly competitive industry. Students who make the choice to come to Elstree will have experience working in the industry already or have shown an aspiration through extra-curricular activities
Core (5 hours per subject): Mathematics, English Literature and Language, sciences
Options - (3 hours per week): Learners select one from each block.
Our specialism is also enhanced by a focused projects team that works with internal and external projects. It is an expectation that learners will be involved with some extra curricular projects and clubs.
A link to Subject blocks will be placed here when they have been decided for this year. you will also be notified by email if you have submitted an application.
PSHE/ Life Skills and PE are 1 each hour per week.
It is a requirement that students have a PE offer throughout Key Stage 4 in schools, set by the Government and Department for Education. This offer must include; Ensuring that students are taught a range of team and individual games e.g. Basketball, Cricket, Football, Hockey and Netball and are able to develop their technical and performance skills in sport such as Trampolining, Athletics, Gymnastics and Swimming. Students are to be encouraged to work in a team, build on trust and develop skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group. To develop the ability to analyse their performances, compare against previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best; when taking part in competitive sports and activities.
Life Skills is driven the the students needs, this may be responding to news and local issues, or it may be a more practical look at life skills that are needed to live a full and meaningful life.