Bright futures lie ahead for UTC Oxfordshire students as they celebrate technical qualifications and A-level results

Examination results put students on the path to fulfilling careers with 100% pass rates in the following subjects: physics, further maths, product design, computer science, biology and Extended project qualification.

UTC Oxfordshire’s Year 13 students are celebrating this morning after their hard work gained examination results that will open the doors to a range of exciting industry apprenticeships, university degrees and degree apprenticeship courses. The recently Ofsted rated ‘Good’ engineering and science college offers a focused education in a unique workplace-style environment.

This year, UTC Oxfordshire students achieved the following results:

Technical qualifications:

Number of pupils sitting exams: 19

100% pass rate

Average grade = Distinction

% of entries 3 x A* – A: 84%

Number of pupils sitting exams: 19

% of entries A* to A: 19%

% entries A* to B: 43%

% entries A* to E: 95%

The results have secured students places on prestigious apprenticeships with companies such as Aston Martin and Peter Brett Associates and degree apprenticeships with companies including Oxford Instruments and Crown Technology. Students have also gained places on sought-after Engineering and Civil Engineering courses at universities including Southampton and Cardiff. Most of our engineering students are taking direct employment training routes where they will study a degree qualification with the companies whilst being paid, avoiding the ‘degree with debt’, saving them approximately 50k.

Principal of UTC Oxfordshire, Owain Johns, said: “I’m delighted to congratulate our students on their achievements, which are well-deserved after their hard work. I’m particularly pleased with the variety and calibre of apprenticeships, degree apprenticeships and university courses that our students have secured. I hope that they will build on the academic and workplace skills that they have learned with us here at UTC Oxfordshire and wish them every success in their future careers. I would also like to congratulate our AS students who produced stunning results which bodes well for their A2 success next year”.

Joanne Harper, Deputy CEO of Activate Learning Education Trust, said:

These results build upon last year’s 1st set of results. UTC Oxfordshire opened in 2015 and it continues to grow and produce strong outcomes. This recent success builds upon the successful Ofsted in the summer and with more courses on offer, the 6th form will continue to grow and give students the opportunities for the future.”

“This is an important day for the next generation of UK engineers, scientists and technicians as they receive the results that will put them on the pathway to careers in some of the world’s most innovative industries. A UTC education is an excellent foundation for entry into the workplace or further education and we are proud of what our students have achieved and look forward to following their progress in the future.”

UTC Oxfordshire is strongly focused on preparing students for their future careers, supporting them with everything from CV-writing and interview preparation to the day-to-day skills required to succeed in the workplace. This, combined with opportunities to work with the college’s industry partners, gives UTC students a distinct advantage when applying for apprenticeships, higher education courses and employment.

Over the last 3 years, a quarter of Year 13 UTC leavers overall went on to start apprenticeships and last year 37% of those apprenticeships were at a higher or degree level.  This is more than six times the national average.

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