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2016-17 Outcomes at Bucks UTC

Positive Destinations

  • In 2017, 100% of Year 13 went to their chosen destination be that university (40%), a job (44%) or starting a further or higher apprenticeship (16%)
  • In 2017, 100% of Year 11 progressed into further education, apprenticeships or employment with 59% continuing into Year 12 at the UTC.

 

Post 16

  • Overall success rates for post-16 specialist subjects at level 3 remain outstanding with overall high grades (distinction*/distinction) at 55%, in line with the previous year and 7.8% above the published national average and 100% pass rate.
  • In computing 18% achieved the highest possible grade distinction*distinction*distinction*, in line with the national average at 18.4%
  • 8% achieved distinction*/distinction grades, 14% above the published national average
  • 100% success rates for post-16 specialist subjects at level 2, 21.4% above the published national average

 

A-Level

  • Just one A level programme ran in 2016/17 in partnership with Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School. The overall pass rate is 100% for A Level mathematics, in line with the national average for male students at 96.7%, with 66.6% achieving grade A, 23.6% above the published national average

 

Key Stage 4

  • 95% overall success rate in specialist construction and computing
  • 100% success rate for BTEC computing with 36% merit grades, 17% above the previous year
  • 5% overall success rate, a new qualification

 

Core GCSEs

  • In the reformed GCSEs in English and Maths pupils 48% of pupils achieved English and Maths above grade 4. This is up on the 2016 of 45%, and the 2015 of 17.5%
  • 52% of pupils achieved a 9 – 4 in English Language, significantly above 41% in 2016
  • 60% of pupils achieved a 9 – 4 in Mathematics, slightly above 59% of students in 2016

 

Success Stories

2015-16 has been a year of success and inspiration for students of the college. We’ve had a wide range of employer and community-led projects, exciting visits from Industry big-players such as Network Rail,  high numbers of students took on work placements, and following receipt of their results, an outstanding number of Level 3 students have gained entry to university or full-time employment, with many Level 2 students furthering their education with us or securing employment.

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Natalia, Year 13 – I’m very happy with my results. Bucks UTC has been a great experience. Studying in a work-ready environment has really helped me and I’ve made lots of friends. Now I have been accepted into Birmingham University.

 

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Jason, Year 13 – It’s been great studying at Bucks UTC, I’ve made loads of friends and the course gave me a brilliant opportunity to explore the world of computing. I’ve now received an unconditional offer from Bournemouth University to study Forensic Computing and Security.

 

Kasey Wilkinson PR

Kasey, Year 11 – The teaching at Bucks UTC is really good, I love that the course is so hands-on and engaging. I hope to continue my studies here in Construction, alongside a maths A-Level.

 

Charlotte Dunkerton PR

Charlotte, Year 11 – Bucks UTC has given me life skills, that aren’t only applicable to the Computing & Construction Industries. I’ve got used to working in a professional environment, and I’ve loved going on so many inspiring trips, such as the Inspiring Women Talk at The Royal Albert Hall.

 

Richard Belovic PR

Richard, Year 11 – I’ve loved the professional environment and the teaching here, and the course has helped me understand what path I’d like to go down in the IT Industry. I plan to continue my studies with Bucks UTC’s Sixth Form.

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Sponsored by World-Industry Leaders

UTCs are a new concept in education, responding to growing demands from the Computing and Construction industries for well-educated, high-calibre employees. We combine the hand and mind to integrate National curriculum requirements with hands-on, employer-led courses.

Our UTC is sponsored by world-industry leaders. Our Computing programme is sponsored by McCafee and Cisco, and our Construction programme is sponsored by Taylor Wimpey. This ensures students gain the right skills, motivation and a genuine work-related learning experience to provide them with the best chance of success in securing a career within their respective industries. 30+ companies also support our programme, providing further learning resources, projects and one-day-a-week placements throughout Sixth-Form studies.

 

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