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2014/15 Outcomes Bucks UTC

Destinations

  • 98% of students go on to a positive destination – employment, higher/further education or work-related training
  • All students wishing to go on to University gained a place at their first choice institution
  • 11 Year 13 students have unconditional offers to University for 2016 entry
  • 50% of those studying at the UTC stayed on from Year 11 to Year 12 in 2014/15. We expect a similar number to stay on from Year 11 into the 2016/17 academic year.

Bucks UTC students achieve outstanding BTEC results

We are extremely proud of our 2014/15 results. At any school, results must be looked at objectively. The final grades achieved may be the most important factor in deciding where a school lies in the league tables, but this ignores so many important issues, such as how students improve and develop. This said, we are delighted with our outstanding BTEC results which are way above the national average. See below the headlines from 2014/15.

Ofsted – January 2016: The 16 to 19 study programmes are effective and enable learners to pursue their next steps with a high degree of success.

BTECs

  • Outstanding success rates for level 3 specialist programmes (BTECs) with overall distinction*/distinction grades at 55%. This is 21% above the published national average and broken down as:
    • BTEC Extended Diploma Construction 100% success rate. 43% high grades Distinction/Distinction *, which is 19% above the national average of 24%
    • BTEC Extended Diploma Computing 100% success rate. 89% high grades Distinction/Distinction *, which is 52% better than the national average of 37%
    • BTEC Diploma Computing 83.3% success rate. 17% high grades Distinction/Distinction *
  • Good success rates for level 2 specialist programmes (BTECs) where the overall pass rate is 71.7%, which is 4.4% above the national average of 67.3% with overall Merit/Merit grades at 28.2%, which is 18.2% above the published national average of 10%.

Core Curriculum

  • GCSE retakes for maths were good with 80% achieving a grade C
  • 70% of students have made or exceeded 3 levels of progress in Maths, 5% above the national average
  • 80% of students in receipt of pupil premium make expected progress in English and Maths
  • 100% of students with an educational statement or EHCP make expected progress in Maths

Ofsted – January 2016: Pupils benefit from the wider social, moral, spiritual and cultural opportunities provided. Social, moral, spiritual, and cultural values are promoted well by leaders, as well as by the pupils and learners themselves.

Other GCSE outcomes

  • Overall GCSE pass rate is at 97.16%
  • Achievement of 5 GCSEs A*-C including English and Maths is 30% (12 students)
  • Achievement of 5 x GCSE A*-C is at 35% (13 students)
  • English and Maths GCSEs A*-C is at 37.5%
  • 60.97% (25 students) have achieved GCSE Maths A*-C.

Our recent Ofsted report (January 2016) highlighted the strengths of our unique offer:

  • Teaching and outcomes are strong in vocational subjects in both Key Stage 4 and 5
  • The leadership of vocational learning has continued to improve and is now consistently strong
  • Leaders have developed an effective wider curriculum to enhance pupils’ technical and employment skills
  • The opportunities pupils have through work visits and community projects to strengthen these skills are a positive feature of the UTC
  • The UTC’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is good.

Teaching is good in the 16 to 19 study programmes because well-planned lessons provide effective challenge for students. This supports learnings in developing the skills they need to succeed in their courses.