Students Achieving 5 GCSEs at A*-C Grade Rises 15% From Previous Year

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Students Achieving 5 GCSEs at A*-C Grade Rises 15% From Previous Year

On 25th August, we were very proud to hand out Bucks UTC students’ GCSE and Level 2 Specialist Subject Results. This has been one of the most successful years on record for our Key Stage 4 students, particularly for GCSE results:

Key Stage 4: GCSEs & BTEC Results

  • Success rates for specialist subjects are good with overall Merit grades at 23%, 4% above the published national average.
  • Specialist subjects achieved a 100% pass rate.
  • 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.
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Students of Bucks UTC celebrate their exam results success

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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 2 students have decided to further their education with us (into Sixth Form) and/or secured employment.

Here’s what some of our highest achievers had to say about receiving their results:

Kasey Wilkinson PR

Kasey – L2 BTEC in Construction & GCSEs: Double Merit & 5+ A*-C. 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 – L2 BTEC in Computing & GCSEs: Double Merit & 5+ A*-C. 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 – L2 BTEC in Computing & GCSEs: Double Distinction & 5+ A*-C. 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.

 

Aryanna Cueto PR

Aryanna – L2 BTEC in Computing & GCSEs: Double Merit & 5+ A*-C. Bucks UTC has been great. It’s taught me skills and I really appreciate the personal, 1-on-1 way of teaching. – the staff have been really helpful. I plan to further my education within the Travel & Tourism Industry.

 

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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.

Bucks UTC offers exciting opportunities for students aged between 14-19. In Years 10 and 11, students can undertake a specialist diploma in a chosen area of interest whilst completing their GCSEs. And in Years 12 and 13 (Sixth Form), learners get the chance to work for a variety of different companies, be it through projects, and/or work experience, whilst having an education that explores all routes of the industry they might wish to progress into.

Our UTC is sponsored by world-industry leaders. Our Computing programme is sponsored by Intel 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+ local companies also support our programme, providing further learning resources, projects and one-day-a-week placements throughout Sixth-Form studies.

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If you or your child is interested in joining our Sixth Form, please feel welcome to contact us at any time for more information about our specialist courses.

Alternatively, you can apply online and we’ll get back to you to arrange an interview.

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