UTC Sheffield Students Celebrate Excellent Technical and Academic Results

18 August 2016

UTC Sheffield Students Celebrate Excellent Technical and Academic Results

A Level results have risen at UTC Sheffield and students have also achieved an excellent set of technical results today, Thursday August 18th.

At UTC Sheffield City Centre campus, on Matilda Street, all students complete a technical qualification backed by employers, equivalent to one-and-half or two A Levels.

Students also have the opportunity to take academic qualifications such as A Levels and AS Levels alongside.

Technical subjects account for 72% of the learning at UTC Sheffield and students have achieved excellent results in these subjects again this year.

The pass rate for the 110 students who took technical qualifications is 100% for creative and digital media and 96% for engineering. 

Approximately half of those students also completed A Levels or AS Levels, or a combination of both, in addition to their technical qualification.

The A Level pass rate has risen to 94% this year from 92% last year.  The pass rate for A Level grades from A* to B has also risen to 22% this year from 20% last year.

The highest number of A Level entries was in mathematics, which has achieved an A* to B pass rate of 40%.

Alex Reynolds, Principal, UTC Sheffield, said: “I am delighted with a second year of extremely strong technical and A Level results that reflect the high quality combination of academic and vocational qualifications that students learn at the UTC.”

He added: “Our students develop high-level skills and enjoy fantastic career and university prospects from apprenticeships to prestigious Russell Group institutions. I am proud of their achievements and wish them every success for the future.”

UTC Sheffield – which is Ofsted graded ‘good’ – was the first UTC to open in Yorkshire and Humber in September 2013. All students complete a technical qualification in one of two industry specialisms, either advanced engineering and manufacturing or creative and digital media, in addition to GCSEs, and have the opportunity to also take A Levels.

This is the UTC’s second year of academic and technical qualification results since opening, which come hot on the heels of the UTC’s first Ofsted inspection, earlier this academic year.

Ofsted inspectors recognised in their report that UTC students develop good industry skills on highly effective study programmes, which increase their chances of securing employment and apprenticeships in the region.

Young people can join the UTC in Year 10 at the age of 14 or in Year 12 at the age of 16. Some places are still available for this September. Visit https://www.utcsheffield.org.uk or call 0114 2603970. Follow us on Twitter @UTCSheffield and on Facebook.