Our Approach

Our curriculum offers students a holistic approach to their education by encompassing a range of techniques, contexts, experiences and opportunities. From formally recognised examinations and qualifications through to real-life scenario and work placements, our aim is to help all our learners realise their full potential.

Traditional academic subjects are studied alongside specialist health-related projects, which are supported by professional representatives from our employer partners. This combined approach to learning provides a well-rounded and contextualised education.

We understand that whilst children and young people are individuals, each with their own style of learning and motivators, they all flourish when nurtured and encouraged to realise their full potential and ambitions. Health Futures UTC staff and partners meet these aspirations by using a variety of teaching methods, activities and technologies, all of which contribute to a unique learning experience.

Through our strong links with employer partners  we open our students’ minds to the endless possibilities awaiting them in higher education and the world of work. Teachers support students to develop and maintain employability skills that help ensure they gain the right qualifications and the perfect mix of knowledge, skills and experience to prepare them for any future studies, and ultimately employment.

Health Futures Pathways

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From January 2022 we will be opening our doors to year 7 students who will enter our brand new key stage 3 cohort.

During Years 10 and 11

To ensure their bright future, our students will gain the same highly valued academic qualifications at Health Futures as they would in any school.

All of our Year 10 and 11 students study GCSEs in Mathematics, English Language and Literature, a minimum of Double Science, Religious Education, a Cambridge National in Health and Social Care and the Extended Project. In addition they choose up to four further subjects from a wide list including; Triple Science (our most popular option with about 75% of our students choosing it), Psychology, Sociology, Physical Education, Computer Science, Business Studies, History, Geography, French and Spanish.

During Years 12 and 13

Our Year 12 and 13 students all study for a Level 3 Cambridge Technical in Health and Social Care and the Extended Project. In addition they choose up to four additional A-levels from: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, English Literature, Business Studies, Psychology and Sociology.