UTC Leeds students celebrate a strong set of GCSE and technical results - UTC Leeds

22nd August 2019

UTC Leeds students are celebrating achieving a strong set of GCSE and technical results.

The UTC is a technical school for 14 to 19-year-olds backed by employers. Students complete GCSEs alongside technical qualifications in engineering.

A total of 105 students sat GCSE exams this summer and the pass rate has risen by 10% in English and maths compared to last year.

Of those students, 60% have achieved a grade 4 (low C grade equivalent) or above in GCSE English. That figure is 70% for maths and 96% for individual sciences.

In addition, the percentage of students who have achieved a grade 5 (high C equivalent) or above in GCSE English and maths has increased by 10%. This includes 13 grade 9 and 41 grade 8 results.

The technical qualification pass rate is 96% for engineering manufacture and 90% for engineering design.

Engineering results have also improved by 25% at Level 2, ensuring that students can progress to Key Stage 5 in this specialist area at the UTC.

Alex Burnham, Principal, UTC Leeds, said: “I am extremely proud of our students and staff. It’s fantastic to see such a strong set of results this year. A big ‘thank you’ should also go to our employer partners across West Yorkshire who have welcomed our students into the world of work and set industry projects that develop their technical skills and have contributed to this year’s success.”

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