Year 12 Curriculum

Our sixth form offer reflects our STEM focus, with three different pathways on offer to suit different interests and aspirations.

Our three pathways are:

A levels

A tailored academic route for more able students focused on delivering high quality A levels only. We offer a choice of three from:

  • Maths
  • Further Maths
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Geography
  • English

Students on our A level pathway also benefit from opportunities to be involved in a variety of projects to enhance their skills and learning as well as gaining valuable experience to enhance their UCAS application.


    This route combines A levels with a Level 3 National Vocational Certificate, which is the equivalent of a third A level. Students taking this pathway can choose from any of the A levels courses we offer.


    A vocational route centered on the Level 3 OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma in Engineering, with a choice of two specialisms:

    • Mechanical, Electrical & Electronic Systems Design Engineering
    • Engineering Automation Control & Manufacturing Processes
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    Enrichment is a core component of every students' study programme and continues to be during sixth form. Time for enrichment and training is set aside within the timetable each week and takes place during the college day. Students are able to select from a number of activities, all of which offer them skills that relate to our values.

    Examples of training options are:

    • Microsoft office specialist
    • AutoCAD
    • Leadership training
    • Engineering projects

    Examples of enrichment options are:

    • Duke of Edinburgh
    • College journalism
    • Chess
    • Reverse engineering

    Progression from UTC Portsmouth

    We support all our sixth form students in their future career aspirations and seek to offer them experience and opportunities to achieve their goals.

    All students hear about the opportunities that university and apprenticeships offer, with more in depth sessions and visits available to students who want to pursue either of these routes. Guidance on completing applications of any kind is available to all students from experienced staff.

    Hear from our current sixth form students on what their plans are after they leave UTC Portsmouth.