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Bright futures lie ahead for UTC Reading students as they celebrate technical qualifications and A-level results

Examination results put students on the path to fulfilling careers with 100% A-level Pass rates in the following subjects: Chemistry, further maths, product design, Extended Project and a Distinction minus average grades for the technical qualifications in engineering and computing.

UTC Reading’s Year 13 students are celebrating this morning after their hard work gained examination results that will open the doors to a range of exciting industry apprenticeships, university degrees and degree courses. The Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ engineering and computer science UTC, which offers a focused technical education in a unique workplace-style environment, saw the number of high grades for A-levels improve from last year. 

The results have secured students places on prestigious apprenticeships with companies such as AWE and BMW and degree apprenticeships with companies including Cisco and Fujitsu. Students have also gained places on sought-after computer science and engineering courses at top 20 universities including Southampton, Leeds, Nottingham and Bath.

Principal of UTC Reading, Jonathan Nicholls, said: “I’m delighted to congratulate our students on their achievements, which are well-deserved after their hard work. I’m particularly pleased with the variety and calibre of apprenticeships, degree apprenticeships and university courses that our students have secured. I am also very pleased with the outcomes of our technical qualifications as this cohort were the first to experience the challenge of external assessments and they have achieved very well. I am confident that these students will build on the academic and workplace skills that they have learned with us here at UTC Reading as they work towards successful careers.”

Joanne Harper, Deputy CEO of Activate Learning Education Trust, said: “This is the fourth set of results from UTC Reading since it opened in September 2013 and once again it is fantastic to see how well the students have achieved in their qualifications and how they have continued to secure lucrative destinations into further study and employment”.

“This is an important day for the next generation of UK engineers, scientists and technicians as they receive the results that will put them on the pathway to careers in some of the world’s most innovative industries. A UTC education is an excellent foundation for entry into the workplace or further education and we are proud of what our students have achieved and look forward to following their progress in the future.”

UTC Reading 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, gives UTC students a distinct advantage when applying for apprenticeships, higher education courses and employment.

Over the last 3 years, a quarter of Year 13 UTC leavers overall went on to start apprenticeships and last year 37% of those apprenticeships were at a higher or degree level.  This is more than six times the national average. 

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