UTC Oxfordshire news round-up September 2017

Students celebrate sixth form results

UTC Oxfordshire students celebrated some fantastic results in August, with 100% pass rate A*-E for A-level results and 100% pass rate A*- C in Physics, Further Maths and Computer Science.

82% of students were accepted at their first choice university, including Will Barnes who has moved on to study Computer Science at Cambridge University, having achieved A* in all four of his A-levels.

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Success for UTC Oxfordshire’s first ever set of GCSE results 

August also saw our first set of GCSE results since opening in 2015.

64% of students passed (grade 4 or above) in English and maths and 82% achieved a grade C or above in separate sciences.

We were also delighted to see 69% of students achieve specialist engineering awards at grade C or above.

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Student destinations

At UTC Oxfordshire we aim to provide clear progression routes for all students into higher education, further education, employment and apprenticeships. We were delighted to see so many excellent student destinations this year including Williams F1, Laing O’Rourke, Jaguar Land Rover, and many more. 

Take a look at some of the fantastic stories from our students who left us this summer.

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Student selected to judge F1 in Schools world finals

A UTC Oxfordshire student has been invited by Formula 1 in Schools (F1 in Schools) to help judge their World Finals in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Nathan Bryce, who has just joined the UTC in Year 12, is a member of the Randstad Williams Engineering Academy. He will have the opportunity to make contact with Williams F1 when he attends the World Finals, touring their garages and the paddock at the Malaysian Grand Prix.

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UTC student has opportunity to become a world-beater

One of UTC Oxfordshire’s pioneers has qualified for the IAME International Karting Final in Le Mans, France.

For the last three years, Elliot has qualified for the IAME International Final in Le Mans, but has unfortunately been unable to attend due to budget constraints. He has qualified for a fourth time this year, and his family are launching a crowd funding campaign to help get him to the competition this time.

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Celebrity inspires UTC Oxfordshire students

Students were visited by Physics graduate, Brainiac presenter and ex-Big Brother housemate Jon Tickle.

Jon Tickle studied Physics at the University of Leicester and has gone on to co-present Brainiac: Science Abuse, a series of science-based shows.

Jon visited the UTC to talk to students about employability, work ethics, career choices and the importance of diversity in the work environment. 

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BMW MINI launch this year’s first employer-led project

UTC Oxfordshire’s first employer-led project of the year, run by BMW MINI was launched this month.

Representatives from BMW MINI visited UTC Oxfordshire to present the project to students from each year group. We were delighted to welcome UTC Oxfordshire alumnus Callum Huntley as one of the BMW MINI representatives. After achieving a D* D* D* for his Extended Diploma in Engineering, he has now gone on to work for MINI as a higher level apprentice. He is also due to receive a Duke of York Technical Gold Award in November.

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Baker Dearing Educational Trust have written a piece on UTC Oxfordshire alumna Lucy.

Lucy has gone to work for Culham Centre for Fusion Energy after achieving DDD* this summer, and spoke to Baker Dearing Educational Trust about her UTC experience and how this led to securing such a fantastic apprenticeship.

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Year 10 Open Morning – Saturday 7 October

Come along to our next open event on Saturday 7 October for the opportunity to find out more about studying at the UTC. You’ll be given a tour of our state-of-the-art-facilities and will have the opportunity to meet our staff and students.

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Applications for September 2018

You can now apply for a place at UTC Oxfordshire in September 2018. For more information, download our 2018-19 prospectus.

To apply for a place in Year 10, apply directly through your local authority and then confirm your application with us by completing our confirmation form. For Year 12, please fill out the application form on our website. We will be in touch shortly afterwards to confirm the next steps of the application process.


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