UTC Swindon students celebrate GCSE results

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Positive future career progression opportunities following successes in GCSE and technical qualifications.

Year 11 students at UTC Swindon are celebrating this morning after collecting their GCSE and technical qualification results. The college, which offers an engineering and digital technologies curriculum in a unique workplace-style environment, saw the highest number of good grades since opening in 2014.

These results are a strong foundation for students who are going on to further study in the Sixth Form at UTC Swindon or starting industry apprenticeships in September with organisations including Honda and Diamond Light Source.

In the specialist learning subjects, all students passed BTEC Electronic Computer Control Engineering, 88% completed BTEC IT (both equivalent to GCSE) and 95% of the cohort achieved GCSE passes in biology, chemistry and physics compared to a third of students nationally in 2017.

Principal of UTC Swindon, Jon Oliver, said: “Our Year 11 students have achieved an enormous amount in the two years since they joined the college. They have not only gained academic and technical qualifications but have also learned essential workplace skills and benefited from valuable real-world project experience thanks to our industry partners. They have worked hard and thoroughly deserve the results that they have achieved and the opportunities to further develop their careers. We look forward to helping them build on these in the Sixth Form.”

Joanne Harper, Deputy CEO of Activate Learning Education Trust of UTC Swindon, said:

“UTC Swindon is on a very positive trajectory, with recent developments including the launch of the new digital specialism and the Fujitsu Innovation Hub clearly demonstrating the College’s commitment to creating an outstanding environment for technical education in Swindon.”

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