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 and Science
  • 4 lessons a week in English
  • 5 lessons a fortnight of Technology
  • 1 lesson a fortnight of PSHE
  • 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, ICT, Drama and Music

Students in Year 8 have:

  • 3 lessons a week in English, Technology and Science
  • 4 lessons a week in Maths
  • 1 lesson a fortnight of PSHE and ICT
  • 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, Drama and Music

Students in Year 9 have:

  • 3 lessons a week in English and Science and 4 lessons a week in Maths
  • 2 lessons of MFL
  • 1 lesson a fortnight of PSHE
  • 5 lessons a fortnight of Technology
  • 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, ICT and Music

KS4 Curriculum

In Years 10 and 11 Students have a core curriculum of:

  • 3 hours a week of English
  • 4 hours of Maths
  • 5 hours a week Science
  • 1 hour a week of Core PE
  • 2 hours a week of ICT


Students then have 4 choices from the below Options, with each options subject getting 5 lessons of curriculum time every fortnight.


The subjects they can choose from are as follows:

  • BTEC Business Studies
  • BTEC iMedia
  • BTEC Sport
  • BTEC Hospitality & Catering
  • BTEC Media Studies
  • GCSE Art & Design
  • GCSE Business Studies
  • GCSE Computing
  • GCSE Drama
  • GCSE Electronic Products
  • GCSE French
  • GCSE Geography
  • GCSE German
  • GCSE History
  • GCSE Leisure and Tourism
  • GCSE Music
  • GCSE PE
  • GCSE Philosophy and Ethics
  • GCSE Photography
  • GCSE Product Design
  • GCSE Resistant Materials
  • GCSE Science (Triple option)
  • GCSE Textiles
  • Applied GCSE Health & Social Care
  • ECDL ICT
  • GCSE ICT

KS5 Curriculum

Each level 3 course at TTC gets 5 hours curriculum time a week.

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


Students with 7 A*- C GCSE grades including English and Mathematics choose four Level 3 Subjects.

Students with 5 or 6 A*- C GCSE grades including English and Mathematics choose three Level 3 Subjects.

Students with 5 A* - C GCSE grades not including English and Mathematics choose three Level 3 Subjects and Resit GCSE English and/or Mathematics.

For admission onto Level 3 courses, students will need at least 5 A* - C GCSEs.

An AS level or BTEC level 3 can be awarded at the end of Year 12.


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