UTC Swindon students look forward to fantastic post 16 destinations

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Our Year 13 students are celebrating this morning after their hard work, determination and resilience in this challenging year paid off, giving them examination results that will open the doors to a range of exciting industry apprenticeships, university degrees and degree courses.  

Our engineering and digital technologies UTC, offers three distinct pathways at Post 16: Technical, A Level and combination of the two in a unique workplace-style environment. 

The results have secured students places on prestigious apprenticeships with companies such as BAE systems, BMW, Atkins, and RWE. Students have also gained places on sought-after courses at universities including Cyber Security at Surrey, Bristol, Portsmouth, UWE, and Science at Bath University, to name a few. 

This year we are so proud of all our pupils, who have consistently shown fortitude in the face of exam uncertainty and remote learning. With traditional exams cancelled for a second year, grades have been awarded by teachers looking at past work and results, coursework and some sat assessments. 

The students’ hard work has resulted in 30% of all grades being awarded at grade A/Distinction* and 54% at grade B/Distinction or higher.

Some of our stand-out students include:    

  • Sean Mosley, Carah Nugent, Ben Gath (Distinction * in Engineering Extended Diploma) 
  • Connor Browne (Distinction * in Engineering Diploma, A Level grade B in Maths and a B in Computer Science) 
  • Nick Causley (Distinction */Distinction in Engineering Diploma, A Level grade B in Computer Science) 
  • Joyston Fernandes (Distinction * in Engineering Extended Diploma) 
  • Tom Flory (Distinction */Distinction in Engineering Extended Diploma) 
  • Victor Gonsalves (Distinction */Distinction in Engineering Extended Diploma, A Level grade B Maths) 
  • Liam Kanyepi (A Level grade A Chemistry, Maths, grade B Computer Science, Merit in Cyber Security Technical) 
  • Oli Kirby (A Level grade A Chemistry, Computer Science, Maths) 

Principal, Jon Oliver, said: 

It has been an extremely challenging time for all students over the past 18 months. We are especially delighted in the resilience and ability of our students, to adapt to different ways of working that will prepare them well for the world of work or future studies. 


UTC Swindon students have been able to demonstrate their application of knowledge across a wide range of assessment activities that provides comprehensive evidence of their learning. This, alongside employer engagement experiences, makes UTC students extremely marketable in much sought-after apprenticeships, university courses and the workplace. We look forward to hearing about the continued successes of this wonderful group of young people.

Joanne Harper, CEO of Activate Learning Education Trust, said: 

I am delighted with the results achieved by our students, which are just rewards for the very challenging and unusual circumstances the students found themselves in. The students have shown resilience and determination to succeed, despite the uncertainty, and we are rightly celebrating the amazing destinations secured in workplaces, apprenticeships and university places across Activate Learning Education Trust (ALET). I would also like to pay tribute to the staff in all of our schools and thank each and every one for their part in transforming the lives of our students.


We are offering information, advice and guidance to anyone who is unsure as to what to do next after their A Levels, including advice on how to appeal.  

Our college is strongly focused on preparing students for their future careers, supporting them with everything from CV-writing and interview preparation to the day-to-day skills required to succeed in the workplace. This, combined with opportunities to work with the college’s industry partners, through the Pipeline Programme, gives UTC students a distinct advantage when applying for apprenticeships, higher education courses and employment. 


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