GCSE results day sees grade increases of up to 44%.
Scarborough UTC sees best results yet with major improvements across the board
Scarborough UTC students have pulled out all the stops this year and have smashed GCSE result targets, with improvements noted on all measures. Since receiving a fantastic set of A-Level results with a 100% pass rate, the UTC has been on cloud nine – and they’re not coming down yet!
The results come as another testament to the college’s employer-led learning approach, which sees students work alongside the region’s leading employers. Highlights include 74% 9-4 in English 44.6% improvement on last year; 58.9% 9-4 in Maths and 59% 9-4 in Engineering Manufacture.
Not only will the students walk away with great results – after working on employer focussed projects, they have both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills they need for successful careers within the STEM sectors.
Principal, Lee Kilgour said:
“We’ve been blown away by the effort and commitment we’ve seen from our GCSE students, their hard work has paid off and we’re really proud of them. Since joining the UTC last year I’ve noticed a real shift in attitude and as the students have become more focussed, their grades have increased. We are a rapidly improving University Technical College and our student results and destinations reflect this.
“Our aim is to provide students with an experience like no other and our employer relationships and projects really set them up for the world of work or further study. We’re looking forward to welcoming a lot of the GCSE students back in September, and for those who have secured apprenticeships or have chosen other options, we wish you all the best.”
With a national shortage of Engineers, Technicians and STEM graduates, the college has been designed for ambitious young people who wish to pursue a career in STEM related fields. State-of-the-art facilities and industry standard equipment enable teachers to give students unparalleled experience and aims to mirror workplace learning.
As well as this, students work on projects designed and developed by some of the biggest regional names. Industry partners sponsor the UTC and give students the chance to engage with the industry itself,
Mr Kilgour added:
“The college provides a unique experience to set students up for success. We’ve got a few places left for September so we’d urge any students who may be interested to get in touch – it’s not too late to apply.”