Staff and students at Lincoln UTC celebrate their first set of GCSE results

August 25, 2016 11:47 am

Following outstanding Sixth Form A Level and BTEC results announced last week, Lincoln UTC students are today celebrating their GCSE examination results.

As a specialist Science and Engineering College Lincoln UTC appreciates the importance of Mathematics, which lies at the heart of these two specialisms. The UTC is delighted that 82% of students achieved three levels of progress in GCSE Mathematics and 29% of students made four levels of progress. These outstanding results are testament to the dedication of our students and their teachers, Mrs McCann and Mr Baker.

In our Science Department, students achieved 43% A*-A grades in Biology and 29% in Physics and Chemistry. 91% of students secured A*-C in GCSE Core Science and 65% A*-C in Additional Science. This is an impressive set of figures for one of the UTC’s core strands and of notable interest is how our female students excelled.

Lincoln UTC students study between 9 and 13 GCSEs and in this first set of results our students have secured an array of impressive individual outcomes. These include: Marthese Lord, Yasmin Martin and Isabella Hebborn, each achieved 5 A* grades alongside a suite of A grades, with Marthese securing an impressive 13 A*-A grades; Chris Sykes achieved 8 A*- A and 4 B – C grades; Ralph Reader-Sullivan secured 5 A and 7 B grades.

Lincoln UTC works in collaboration with local industry partners who appreciate the importance of our technical qualifications, including engineering and Business Studies. A*- C grades were in abundance in these technically focused subjects. 75% of Year 11 students achieved A* – C grades in Engineering Systems Control whilst 93% of students demonstrated the required skills to secure these high grades in Business Studies.

Dr Rona Mackenzie, Principal, said, “Our students join us from a wide variety of schools from across the county. They join the UTC with a diverse range of experiences, skills and knowledge. Our students and staff have worked exceptionally hard during the first two years since the UTC opened. We are delighted and proud to have secured such a great set of results. Our students have secured exceptional Post 16 opportunities, including impressive Apprenticeships. This is testament to the hard work and commitment shown by staff and students as well as the partnership with have with parents and our community: I could not be more proud of their achievements.”

Paul Birt, Chair of the Board of Directors, said, “Looking at the impressive GCSE results today and alongside our outstanding BTEC and A-level results from last week, it’s remarkable to think that our college has only been open for two years. I am delighted for all our students who have performed so well today and particularly pleased with the strong focus placed on the STEM subjects which are hugely important for today’s businesses”.

The UTC looks forward to welcoming many Year 11 students into Year 12 next week as they commence the next exciting phase of their career development. Their futures are very bright and promising.

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