GCSE results: UTC students reap the rewards for their hard work

By Ben Fitzgerald - 23 August 2019

College & Higher EducationEducation

Year 11 students at UTC Swindon are celebrating after collecting their GCSE results. The college, which offers an engineering and digital technologies curriculum in a unique workplace-style environment, saw an increased proportion of students achieving higher grades in both academic and technical subjects.

These results are a strong foundation for students who are going on to further study in the Sixth Form at UTC Swindon or starting industry apprenticeships in September with organisations including Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells.  

Principal of UTC Swindon, Jon Oliver, said: “Our Year 11 students have achieved an enormous amount in the two years since they joined the college. They have not only gained academic and technical qualifications but have also learned useful workplace skills and benefited from valuable real-world project experience thanks to our industry partners. 

“They have worked hard and thoroughly deserve the results that they have achieved. We look forward to helping them build on these in the Sixth Form.” 

Joanne Harper, CEO, Activate Learning Education Trust, said: “It has been a pleasure to watch the students at UTC Swindon develop their work-related skills as well as their achievements in their examinations.  I would like to thank all involved in supporting the students during the last two years.” 

“UTC Swindon is on a very positive trajectory, with recent developments including the launch of the new digital specialism and cyber security offer and the Fujitsu Innovation Hub clearly demonstrating the College’s commitment to creating an outstanding environment for technical education in Swindon.” 

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