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 Science
  • 4 lessons a week in Maths & English
  • 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 Technology
  • 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

Starting from September 2019, Years 10 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

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


Years 11 Students have a core curriculum of:

  • 4 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 Core ICT

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

Each level 3 course at TTC gets 4 hours curriculum time each week with an additional hour of subject specific learning time. Each enrichment subject gets 2 hours each week, resit GCSE Maths & English get 3 hours each week and every student has 1 hour tutorial lesson per week.

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.