UTC Oxfordshire students celebrate GCSE results

Year 11 students at UTC Oxfordshire are celebrating this morning after collecting their GCSE results. The recently Ofsted rated ‘Good’ science and engineering college, which offers a strong technical education in a unique workplace-style environment, saw grades continue to improve with strong performance again in maths, science, engineering and computer science.

Number of pupils sitting exams: 88

% grade 4 and above in English: 68%

% grade 4 and above in maths: 85%

Attainment 8: 46

65% pass (grade 4 or above) in English and maths

58% 5 x 4-9 inc English and maths

Science           2 qualifications at 4 or above 86%

                        3 qualifications at 4 or above 92%

Engineering – 77% of students achieved a 4 or above.

Computer science – 80% of students achieved a 4 or above.

These results are an excellent foundation for students who are going on to study in the Sixth Form at UTC Oxfordshire or starting industry apprenticeships in September.

Principal, Owain Johns, said: “Our Year 11 students have achieved a great deal in the two years since they joined the college. They have all worked incredibly hard and gained academic qualifications as well as useful workplace skills, and had valuable real-world project experience thanks to our industry partners. We look forward to helping them continue to develop their skills in the Sixth Form.”

Joanne Harper, Deputy CEO of Activate Learning Educational Trust, said: “These build upon last year’s 1st  set of  results with pleasing improvements in science and computer science.  UTC Oxfordshire opened in 2015 and it continues to grow and produce strong outcomes. These results builds upon our successful Ofsted inspection the summer. With more courses this year the Sixth Form continues to grow. We are pleased so many students have chosen UTC Oxfordshire.”

Students at UTC Oxfordshire benefit from a wide range of opportunities outside of the classroom. This year the students took part in an exciting 6-week employer-led project with Network Rail, participated in the Duke of York Awards and won all nominated categories at the Oxfordshire Young Engineer Awards. Together with a variety of projects undertaken with industry partners, these activities help students develop the wider skills they need to succeed in their future careers.

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