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Bright futures lie ahead for UTC Reading students as they celebrate fantastic post 16 destinations

UTC Reading’s Year 13 students are celebrating this morning after their hard work and dedication over the last two years has opened the doors to a range of exciting industry apprenticeships, university degrees and degree courses.  

Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ UTC Reading, offers three distinct pathways at Level 3: Technical, A Level and combination of the two in a unique workplace-style environment. 

The results have secured students places on prestigious degree apprenticeships with companies including Fujitsu. Students have also gained places on sought-after engineering and computing courses at universities including University of Reading, Brunel University and Southampton University to name a few. 

Principal of UTC Reading, Jonathan Nicholls, said: “I am so incredibly proud of what our year 13 students have achieved this year. Not only have they worked for 1000’s of hours to complete their qualifications, they have had to work though the challenges of the pandemic whilst considering what their future will look like and what steps to take next.  

“The destinations our students go on to are incredible and it is satisfying to see that despite the challenges, students continue to progress on to apprenticeships, employment and university this year and can build on the amazing work they have done with the UTC over the last two or four years”. 

Joanne Harper, CEO of Activate Learning Education Trust, said: “These are most unusual times and what is now important is to celebrate the achievements of all students and their next steps. Students will be progressing on to many varied destinations and we are enormously proud of each and every student and look forward to watching their careers develop over the coming years”. 

Holly Maddox achieved A*, A, A in Maths, Further Maths and Physics and has secured a place at the University of Southampton to study Mathematics Operational Research, Statistics and Economics 

Heather McFarlane achieved a fantastic set of results and progresses on to the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford to study Electronic Music Production 

Fraser Bradshaw who joined the UTC in Year 10 completed his BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering with a final grade of Distinction, Distinction, Distinction and will be going onto an apprenticeship with National Grid 

Jake Wilkinson completed his Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Computing with a final grade of Distinction*, Distinction, Distinction and progresses on to a Degree Apprenticeship with Fujitsu 

UTC Reading is offering information, advice and guidance to anyone who is unsure as to what to do next after their A Levels.  

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. 


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