Curriculum

Tendring Technology College & Sixth Form Curriculum

KS3 Curriculum

Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 follow a curriculum of 25 x 1 hour lessons a week.

In Year 7 this includes:

  • 3 lessons a week in Maths

  • 4 lessons a week in English & Science

  • 4 lessons a fortnight of Technology

  • PSHE lesson during tutor time

  • 1 lesson a week of RE

  • 3 lessons a fortnight of Geography and History

  • 2 lessons of PE

  • 2 lessons of Modern Foreign Languages

  • 1 lesson a week of Art, Computing/ICT, Drama and Music

Students in Year 8 have:

  • 3 lessons a week in Science

  • 4 lessons a week in Maths & English

  • 1 lesson a week of RE

  • PSHE lesson during tutor time

  • 3 lessons a fortnight of Geography and History

  • 2 lessons of PE

  • 4 lessons of Technology a fortnight

  • 2 lessons of Modern Foreign Languages

  • 1 lesson a week of Art, Drama,Computing/ICT and Music

Students in Year 9 have:

  • 3 lessons a week in English and 4 lessons a week in Maths & Science

  • 2 lessons of MFL

  • 2 lessons a week of Technology

  • PSHE lesson during tutor time

  • 1 lesson a week of RE

  • 3 lessons a fortnight of Geography and History

  • 2 lessons of PE

  • 1 lesson a week of Art, Drama, Computing/ICT and Music

KS4 Curriculum

Year 10 Students have a core curriculum of:

  • 5 hours a week of English

  • 4 hours a week of Maths

  • 4.5 hours a week Science

  • 1 hour a week of Core PE

  • 1 hour a fortnight of Personal Well-being/PSHE

Students then have 4 choices from the subjects below, with each course getting 5 hours of curriculum time every 2 weeks.

The subjects they can select from are as follows:

  • BTEC Business Studies

  • BTEC ICT

  • BTEC Media Studies

  • GCSE Art & Design

  • GCSE Computer Science

  • GCSE Design & Technology

  • GCSE Design & Technology - Textiles

  • GCSE Drama

  • GCSE Food Preparation & Nutrition

  • GCSE French

  • GCSE Geography

  • GCSE German

  • GCSE History

  • GCSE ICT

  • GCSE Music

  • GCSE Philosophy and Ethics

  • GCSE Photography

  • GCSE Physical Education

  • GCSE Science (Triple option)

  • Health & Social Care - Cambridge National Technical Award

  • Sport Studies - Cambridge National Technical Award

  • Engineering - WJEC Vocational Award


Year 11 Students have a core curriculum of:

  • 5 hours a week of English

  • 4 hours a week of Maths

  • 5 hours a week Science

  • 1 hour a week of Core PE

  • 1 hour a week of Personal Well-being/PSHE

Students then have 3 choices from the subjects below, with each course getting 3 hours of curriculum time each week.

The subjects they can select from are as follows:

  • BTEC Business Studies

  • BTEC ICT

  • BTEC Media Studies

  • GCSE Art & Design

  • GCSE Computer Science

  • GCSE Design & Technology

  • GCSE Design & Technology - Textiles

  • GCSE Drama

  • GCSE Food Preparation & Nutrition

  • GCSE French

  • GCSE Geography

  • GCSE German

  • GCSE History

  • GCSE Music

  • GCSE Philosophy and Ethics

  • GCSE Photography

  • GCSE Physical Education

  • GCSE Science (Triple option)

  • Health & Social Care - Cambridge National Technical Award

  • Sport Studies - Cambridge National Technical Award

  • Engineering - WJEC Vocational Award

KS5 Curriculum

In Year 12 Each level 3 course gets 4 hours curriculum time each week with an additional hour of subject specific learning time.

In Year 13 Each level 3 course gets 5 hours curriculum time each week with an additional hour of subject specific learning time in Year 13.

Each enrichment subject gets 2 hours each week, resit GCSE Maths & English get 3 hours each week and each student gets a 20 minute tutorial lesson daily.

Please click here to see the full range of subjects offered.

If you would like any further information about our curriculum, please contact the relevant Director of Learning. Click here for their contact details.