Lincoln UTC students performed exceptionally well in their GCSE examinations, with the results, released today (24th August) showing that 84% candidates passed nine or more courses and 70% achieved at least five A* to C grades, including Maths and English.
One student achieved the equivalent of seven A grades under the new system which scores results from nine to one, with nine being the highest. Two students were awarded 6 A grades, with four more receiving four A grades.
A specialist Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics school, 85% of students passed Mathematics, with 60% recording strong results and 77% achieved two passes in science.
Paul Birt, Chair of Lincoln UTC’s Board of Governors says: “We are pleased by these results, particularly in those subjects key to engineering such as Mathematics and Physics. Lincoln UTC has built on the success of last year’s results and has established itself as a leading institution for STEM subjects at GCSE and A-Level.
“I would like to thank our excellent staff for their determination and inspiration whilst congratulating our students on their results.”
Paul Batterbury, Interim Principal, believes these results justify Lincoln UTC’s unique approach to education. “It prepares all our students for the next stage of their academic career, whether it is through a highly valued and competitive apprenticeship, a place at college to pursue a vocation or to study Level 3 courses in the UTC’s Sixth Form,” he says. “All our students have benefited from their two years at Lincoln UTC, learning valuable skills that make them workplace ready with qualifications to match.”
Opened in 2014, Lincoln UTC is a specialist STEM college educating 14 to 18 year olds. Up to 160 students are admitted into Year 10 and Year 12 each academic year. There are no entry requirements for entry into Year 10 but students must have a strong interest in Engineering and/or Science and a desire to combine practical, technical and academic modes of study. Entry requirements for Year 12 courses can be found at www.lincolnutc.co.uk
Picture shows Shane Walsh, who secured an apprenticeship as a technician with Siemens with his GCSE results.