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2015-16 Outcomes at Bucks UTC

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.

Positive Destinations

  • In 2016, 96% of Year 13s progressed to full-time employment (44%), apprenticeships (16%), or university (40%).
  • In 2016, 100% of Year 11s progressed to full-time employment (9%), apprenticeships (14%), further education (18%), or further education with Bucks UTC (59%).

 

Level 3 Extended Diploma

  • Success rates for post-16 specialist subjects at Level 3 remain outstanding with overall high grades (Distinction*/Distinction) at 56.5%, an increase of 1.5% on the previous year and 26.2% above the national average and 100% pass rate.
  • In Computing 21% achieved the highest possible grade – Distinction*/Distinction*/Distinction*, 4.7% above the national average at 16.3%.
  • 68.4% achieved Distinction*/Distinction grades, 21.6% above the published national average.

 

AS/A2

  • AS pass rates were in line with the published national average of 90%.
  • Our A2 pass rates were in line with the published national average of 98%.
     

Level 2 Diploma

  • Success rates for specialist subjects are good with overall Merit grades at 23%, 14% above the published national average.
  • All specialist subjects achieved a 100% pass rate.
  • Construction BTEC First Diploma achieved 33% Merit grades, 12.7% above the published national average.
  • Computing BTEC First Diploma achieved 19% Merit grades, 10% above the published national average.

 

Core GCSEs

  • Students achieving 5 GCSEs A*-C rose by 15% from the previous academic year.
  • Students’ Levels of Progress (GCSEs) – GCSE English Language & Literature results rose significantly from the previous year, putting them in line with the published national average. Mathematics was slightly below.

 

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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