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UTC Reading students celebrate post-16 results

Students at UTC Reading were celebrating exam results today. Students at the UTC study technical qualifications in engineering or computing alongside a range of STEM-related A-levels. The UTC maintained its very high average grade of Distinction*- for engineering and computing, with a C- average in A-level subjects.

Jonathan Nicholls, Principal at UTC Reading, said: "We are really proud of our students and staff who worked so hard to achieve these excellent results.

"It’s great to see the delight on so many faces as they realise they have secured their place at university, an apprenticeship or employment. We wish them every success and happiness in the future."

Lewis Poulter was among the top performers with Triple Distinction* in BTEC IT and a B in Product Design. He will now move on from UTC Reading to do a degree apprenticeship with Visa Europe. Lewis commented: "The links with industry we get here are fantastic and it gives you more to talk about in interviews. We get lots of unique opportunities, for example professional qualifications, which is all great experience to put on your CV and was definitely useful for me when securing my place on the degree apprenticeship scheme."

Simon Tilbury-Clarke gained a Merit in BTEC Engineering, B in Mathematics and C in Physics. He will now be attending Plymouth University to do Mechanical Engineering and has been awarded a bursary from the Royal Navy, who he will join after his degree to do weapons engineering. Simon said: "Being at UTC Reading has really helped me mature as a student because of the independence they give us – they treat us like adults. I always felt that they believed in me which has really helped me do well in my results."

UTC Reading specialises in computer science and engineering. Sixth form students choose between the specialisms and then take a programme of related study which can include A-levels and BTECs.

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