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UTC Reading students celebrate GCSE results

Year 11 students at UTC Reading are celebrating this morning after collecting their GCSE results.

The Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ engineering and computer Science school, which offers a strong technical education in a unique workplace-style environment, saw some very strong grades for smart product design and manufacture, design, engineer construct, Level 2 BTEC qualifications in IT and GCSE maths. STEM specialisms continue to be a real strength fr the UTC.

These results are a good foundation for students who are going on to further study in the Sixth Form at UTC Reading or other Sixth form provisions within the local area.

Principal of UTC Reading, Jonathan Nicholls, said: “Our Year 11 students have achieved a great deal in the two years since they joined the college. They have not only gained academic qualifications but have also learned useful workplace skills and had valuable real-world project experience thanks to our industry partners. They have worked hard and we look forward to helping them continue to develop their skills in the Sixth Form.”

Joanne Harper, Deputy CEO of Activate Learning Educational Trust, said: “I am particularly pleased to see a continuation of very strong results in our specialist technical qualifications. Students have had a unique mix of academic, technical and work related education which will stand the students in a strong position for future education and career options.”

Students at UTC Reading benefit from a wide range of opportunities outside the classroom. This year the students took part in the Royal Navy Junior Field Gun Competition, the REME Craftsman CUP Challenge and were given the chance to gain a whole host of Microsoft qualifications, gaining them a competitive advantage. Together with a variety of projects undertaken with industry partners, these activities help students discover the wider skills they need to succeed in their future careers.

View all images from the day on our gallery:

  • Active Learning
  • Microsoft
  • Cisco
  • University of Reading
  • Network Rail
  • Peter Brett