Results on the up!

We are celebrating significant improvement in our exam results this year!

Our students are celebrating after receiving a strong set of GCSE and A level exam results this year.

The college has seen an improvement across all GCSE subjects with many showing significant progress from last year.

In 2017 the new 9-1 grading system for GCSEs was introduced. It’s being phased in over three years to reflect a more demanding curriculum, but despite this students gained very strong grades in maths and science; maths achieving 72% at 4+ (equivalent to a C grade and higher) and 57% at 5+ (equivalent to a B grade and higher), placing it above the national average compared to 2017 results.

Science achieved over 90% 4+ for each of the individual sciences and 61% and 48% respectively for core and additional science, again placing it above national average compared to 2017 results.

The college also significantly improved performance for Computer Science, Geography and Engineering with 83% of students achieving Btec engineering qualification.

There was a good improvement on the combined results for English and maths with 53% of students achieving 4+ and 29% achieving 5+, which is a significant improvement on last year’s results.

Joe Mulligan, Principal said: “I am really pleased with the GCSE results our students have achieved in what has been a challenging year for the UTC. This is a testament to all the hard work our students have put in supported by their teachers and families. 

“I am delighted to say that all subjects have shown an improvement on last year with many making significant gains including maths, all sciences and engineering.”


This year’s A level results saw many students securing specialist university places and top apprenticeships.

The college achieved 100% pass rate in A level Electronics, Further Maths and Engineering and has also seen an improvement on last year’s results.

Many students at the UTC take four A levels. Robert Cheethan  celebrated his success across four A level STEM subjects. A* (Maths), A* (Electronics), A (Further Maths) and C (Physics).

There are many other outstanding individual performances, including... Caitlin Oxlade is joining South West Trains on an engineering apprenticeship having achieved 2 A levels and a Distinction* in Engineering.

Grace Brown has secured a Royal Navy apprenticeship in aircraft engineering having achieved 3 A levels in Electronics, Maths and Physics.

Logan Mewitt achieved three A levels:  A (Maths), B in (Further Maths) and C in (Physics) and he’s going on to study engineering at university.

If you’re inspired by the success of these students and want to find out more about studying at the UTC then come and see us any weekday to have a look around or call 01722 444000.

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