Year 11 students at UTC Oxfordshire are celebrating this morning after collecting their GCSE results. The Ofsted rated ‘Good’ science and engineering college, which offers a strong technical education in a unique workplace-style environment, saw progress in subjects maintained from previous years with strong results in science and maths.
These results are a good foundation for students who are going on to further study in the Sixth Form at UTC Oxfordshire or starting industry apprenticeships in September with organisations including Crown Engineering and Williams Jet Tenders.
Congratulations to Josh Severn who achieved 8 x grade 9s and A* in further maths and a Distinction in Engineering.
Zoe Sansum-Wall celebrated her 7 grade 9s and an A* also in Further maths.
It will be a double celebration in the Sung household with Cieran achieving 4 grade 9’s and an A* in further maths and a Distinction in Engineering, and his sister Charis last week securing her place at Nottingham University to study medicine; a first for UTC Oxfordshire.
Principal of UTC Oxfordshire, Owain Johns, said: “Our Year 11 students have achieved a great deal in the two years since they joined the college.
“They have not only gained academic qualifications but have also learned useful workplace skills and had valuable real-world project experience thanks to our industry partners. They have worked hard and we look forward to helping them continue to develop their skills in the Sixth Form.”
Joanne Harper, CEO of Activate Learning Education Trust, said: “I would like to congratulate all students who have completed their GCSE courses and wish them every success for the future. I would urge all students, not only to consider their achievements in their examinations but to also reflect upon the wider qualifications and work-related skills that they have gained throughout the last two years.”
Students at UTC Oxfordshire benefit from a wide range of opportunities outside the classroom. This year the students took part in an exciting six-week employer-led project with Network Rail, participated in the Duke of York and were nominated for the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.
Together with a variety of projects undertaken with industry partners these activities help students discover the wider skills they need to succeed in their future careers.