Year 10

Join us in Year 10 to get ahead of the game. You'll still study for core GCSEs as well as getting that extra hands on experience

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Choosing to leave your current school at the end of Year 9 is a big decision and shouldn’t be taken lightly.

Joining RDUTC for your KS4 education will give you the unique opportunity to work closely with Hull University and some of the region’s leading employers, such as KCOM, RB, Siemens, Smith & Nephew and Spencer Group – one that you won’t have at any other college in the area.

RDUTC is not the right place for everyone, however.

We are the right place for you if:

  • You enjoy Science, Maths and Computer Science
  • You have an interest in and passion for one or both of our specialisms
    • Digital Technology including ICT, software development, web design, cyber security, iMedia
    • Engineering, including Mechatronic Engineering, Engineering Design, Systems Control Engineering, Manufacture Engineering
  • You learn best through hands-on, practical activities where you are able to apply the theory you learn to a real-world context
  • You want an educational experience which mirrors the business sector: business attire not uniform; 40 hour working week; first name terms with staff
  • You want valuable work-experience opportunities which teach about the business sector from the factory floor to the board room
  • You want to learn from and be mentored by skilled and experienced industry professionals as well as highly qualified teachers
  • You want to give yourself a big edge in terms of applications for our Post 16 provision, apprenticeships and employment

In Years 10 and 11 you will spend approximately 60% of your time on academic subjects and 40% of your time on technical education.

The Core Curriculum (compulsory)

You will study the following compulsory subjects:

  • GCSE English Language
  • GCSE English Literature
  • GCSE Maths
  • GCSE Chemistry
  • GCSE Physics
  • GCSE Computer Science
  • Certificate in Financial Education & Enterprise

The Options Curriculum

You will choose to study two of the following applied qualifications:

  • City & Guilds Technical Award in Digital Technologies
  • L2 OCR Cambridge National in Creative iMedia
  • L2 OCR Cambridge National in Principles in Engineering
  • L2 OCR Cambridge National in Engineering Design
  • L2 OCR Cambridge National in Systems control in Engineering
  • L2 OCR Cambridge National in Engineering Manufacture
  • GCSE Modern Foreign Language (delivered within enrichment)

How to apply

Project based learning

University links

Year 10

Year 12

Term times

Our specialisms

Our specialisms of Digital Technology and Mechatronics have been carefully chosen by our key employer sponsors because these are the skills that local industry is crying out for.


Does your brain think digital? Businesses are crying out for tech-savvy staff like you, which is why our focus on digital technology will help you develop the skills you need to succeed.


Where engineering meets computers – whether that’s developing F1 cars, using drones for scoping out new projects, wind turbine manufacturing or programming machinery.

University of Hull
Reckitt Benckiser
Siemens Gamesa
Smith & Nephew
The Spencer Group
Hull City Council
Green Port Hull
Sewell Group
Ideal Boilers
Emmerson Kitney