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 destinations including, apprenticeships, higher education and employment.
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 computing, University Technical College, which offers three distinct pathways at Level 3: Technical, A-level and combination of the two in a unique workplace-style environment, saw grades improve overall in the technical subjects of engineering and computing with students achieving high grades in the new style technical qualifications. There were some excellent results in A-level 3D design with architecture and A-level maths, A-level further maths and Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).
The results have secured students places on prestigious apprenticeships with companies such as Google and degree apprenticeships with companies including CGI, Peter Brett Associates and BAE Systems. Students have also gained places on sought-after engineering and computing courses at universities including Southampton, Nottingham, Warwick, Bath, Leeds and Brunel to name a few.
Students who excelled this year were Hugh K who achieved D*DD in level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering now heading to Oxford Brookes University, and Joshua M who achieved D*D*D* and has secured a degree apprenticeship with BAE Systems.
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 hope that they will build on the academic and workplace skills that they have learned with us here at UTC Reading and wish them every success in their future careers.”
Joanne Harper, CEO of Activate Learning Education Trust, said: “UTC Reading is now well established in the area and is providing a much-needed employer focused STEM education, which sets many students apart from their counterparts with impressive industry levels qualifications and skills.
“I would like to congratulate the students for their fantastic examination results and wish them all the luck for the future. I would also like to thank all of the staff for their dedication to providing the best possible support for each and every student over the last two years.”
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 three 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.