Year 10 Building Studies Curriculum

Bucks UTC / Year 10 Building Studies Curriculum

Why should you study Building Studies ?

Firstly, the exciting specialism of  Building Studies curriculum is an excellent opportunity to investigate how the construction sector works and how there are so many different career options within the industry. For example, Project Management, Site Management, Architecture, Planning and design. Coupled with the fact that Bucks UTC has world-leading founding partners in the Construction including; Taylor Wimpey, Morgan Sindall and BAM. Moreover, these employers help us develop the curriculum and influence what we teach to our students. Consequently, this improves students’ employability and transferable skills. Secondly, all sponsors support the UTC, providing guidance to students plus information about career paths, skills and knowledge. Also offer opportunities for progression, placements and employment.

Furthermore, All students joining in Year 10 will work towards completing their GCSEs alongside their choice of Building Studies specialism

Ofsted say – In construction, pupils participate in construction projects that have a real purpose, and therefore need to be carried out to professional standards.

Compulsory GCSEs

  • English (Language and Literature)
  • Maths
  • Science (Combined or Triple)

Building Studies Specialism

As well as the compulsory subjects, the  students choosing Building Studies also study all of the following WJEC courses. In essence, each WJEC is worth the equivalent of one GCSE.

Hear what our students say

Equally important listen to what some of our students say, why the UTC was the right place for them and how it changed their lives. Enabling the young people of Buckinghamshire to be a  and work rea

Kingsbrook site visit

Construction and the Built Environment

Safety and security in construction (external assessment)
Practical construction skills (internal assessment)
Planning construction projects (internal assessment)

Design and planning models

Designing the Built Environment

Planning potential of construction projects (external assessment)
Drawing construction plans (internal assessment)

Building structures and materials (internal assessment)

BS students building on roof terrace

Planning and Maintaining the Built Environment

Adding value to the built Environment (external assessment)
Maintaining the built environment (internal assessment)
Sustainable built environments (internal assessment)

Cloudy IT award

Other qualifications*

  • BTEC Tech Award Enterprise
  • GCSE Design Technology
  • GCSE Citizenship


Finally, our University Technical College (UTC) provides a technical education enabling the young people of Buckinghamshire to be a  #LevelUp and work ready.