Our results, destinations and achievements

Results, Destinations and Achievements

We are so proud of how much effort our students put into their studies, alongside the many incredible experiences they have by attending UTC Reading, and we’re just as proud seeing the great results they achieve, as well as the exciting destinations they go on to! 

This year students have gone on to some amazing apprenticeships and degree apprenticeships with top flight companies including AWE, Rolls Royce, Stantec, Lenovo and Royal Navy, while others have accepted offers to study STEM subjects at more than 20 UK universities including Oxford University, University of Reading, University of Loughborough, University of Bristol, UWE, Aston University, Surrey and many others.

Below you’ll find results our Year 11 and 13 students achieved in the summer of 2023 for their Technical Qualifications, GCSE’s and A Levels, as well as the professional qualifications they achieved along with their final destination. 

2022-2023 results

As ever we are very proud of all our students results. This year grade boundaries were lowered to pre-pandemic levels of 2019 (approximately 5 percentage points lower than 2022), our students have performed amazingly well. 

UTC Reading’s acting Head of School Jennie Thomson: “Seeing our students achieve great things after all their hard work over the last few years is very special.  Our students have experienced one of the most turbulent educational experiences in recent history with the return from COVID lockdowns, the highest student and teacher absence rates for years and multiple national teacher strikes. Throughout all this our students have shown exemplary resilience, perseverance, and determination to secure excellent destinations for their futures. I am really proud of each of them and their achievements.” 

A Level 

  • 32% of grades awarded were an A*-B 

Level 3 BTEC 

  • 53% of all grades were D*D*D*/DDD in BTEC L3 Extended Diploma in Engineering
  • 33% of all grades were D*D*D*/DDD in BTEC L3 Extended Diploma in Computing
  • 84%of all Applied General qualifications were at a pass or higher in BTEC L3 Engineering and Computing Courses 

GCSE 

  • 76% achieved grade 4 passes and above in English (national average is 64%)
  • 84% achieved grade 4 passes and above in maths (national average is 61%)
  • 80% achieved grade 4 passes and above in science (national average is 57%)

You can view the UTC Reading performance data by clicking  here.  

Please note – As a specialist University Technical College, the DfE does not use progress 8 in its judgement of the UTC. 

2022-2023 results

Year 11 Destinations 

UTC Reading Sixth Form  32% 
FE College  38% 
Other Sixth Form  24% 
Apprenticeship  3% 
Other  3%

Year 13 Destinations 

Apprenticeship 11% 
Employment 21% 
University 55% 
Further Education 4% 
Gap Year 3% 

How we compare

  UTC Reading National Average
% students leaving at 18 years of age staying in education, employment or training (apprenticeships) 94%  89%
% of students starting a STEM course at university 81% 42%
% of apprenticeships at Advanced level or above 91% 78%

Professional qualifications

Whilst GCSE’s, A Levels and Technical Qualifications are important achievements, so too are the array of professional qualifications that our students achieve over the two or four years they are with is. We ensure that a whole suite of professional qualifications are available to every student during their time with us, which they access for free! These qualifications are industry standard and recognised globally by employers. 

In partnership with Prodigy Learning, our students achieve professional qualifications such as: Microsoft Office Specialist, Microsoft Certified Fundamentals, Microsoft Certified Educator, IC3 Digital Literacy Certification, Information Technology Specialist, Autodesk Certified User, Adobe Certified Professional and many more.  

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