The latest government figures for A Level progress have shown that Lincoln UTC’s hard work is paying off.
The statistics released this month place the specialist Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) school for 14 to 18 year olds at the top of the league table for A Level progress in Lincolnshire.
Pupils who sat their A Levels in 2017 made more than twice the progress of the second placed school.
Out of 45 school sixth forms and colleges, Lincoln UTC’s progress score was only one of two to be ‘well above average’.
The progress scores for Post 16 students are calculated according to how much progress pupils have made since their Key Stage 4 results and can be viewed online here. The score’s base line are individual students’ GCSE results.
"We’ve been working very hard to ensure our teaching provides students with the best possible chances of progressing and improving," says principal, John Morrison. "We are very pleased to be sitting at the top of this league table as it is based on the progress our students have made."
"We are also very pleased that the percentage of our students who received AAB or higher in at least two of the subjects that are commonly needed to enter university was twelve per cent higher than the Local Authority average. 97% of our A Level students secured a university place."
"Our staff put in a great deal of hard work to support students, which often goes unnoticed by reports and statistics, but these new figures show that hard work is paying off."
Opened in 2014 and based in an £8m learning facility, Lincoln UTC is a specialist college educating 14 to 18 year olds in core subjects including Mathematics and English alongside specialist studies in Engineering and Science. Supported by the University of Lincoln, Siemens and a range of Lincolnshire businesses, up to 160 students are admitted into Year 10 and Year 12 each academic year.