I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate our first cohort of year 11 students on their summer 2018 GCSE examination results and to wish them the very best for their next steps in their education. For some, that is here at Sixth Form @ Scarborough UTC or for many an apprenticeship with local employers or one of our employer partners. This is the first year for the new GCSE qualifications where grades from 9 to 1 have replaced the familiar A* to G. These new style GCSEs demand tougher standards and so success for all students has been harder this time around. For example, the new grade 7 starts at the same standard as the former A grade, meaning 9, 8 and 7 grades replace the old A* and A. The 9 is equivalent to the top half of A* awards and is designed to recognise the very best performance, while an 8 encompasses the bottom portion of A* and the top part of an A, making comparisons with the old grades difficult.
With this in mind I am delighted to recognise the outstanding achievements of the following year 11 students:
Hana Hinton: Geography and English Language – grade 9; Engineering – grade 8 equivalent; Maths, Physics, Computer Science and Chemistry – grade 8.
Darius Plesan Tohoc: Mathematics – grade 9; Biology, Computer Science and Physics – grade 7
Nathan Golby: Mathematics, Physics – grade 8; English Language and Biology – grade 7
James Conway: Engineering – grade 9 equivalent; mathematics – grade 8
As a new education provider, Scarborough UTC will build on these results, learning from some of the challenges presented as we develop outstanding technical education in engineering and computer science.