Today The Leigh UTC is proud to announce its first set of results for Year 11 students.
Steve Leahey, Principal The Leigh UTC commented:
“I am very proud of all our Year 11 GCSE students reaching their potential across all subjects at the UTC. I am particularly pleased with their achievements in English and Mathematics”.
|Combined English & Maths A*-C||50%|
|Further Mathematics A*-C||100%|
|Engineering Double award A*-C||100%|
|IT Double award A*-C||100%|
“Excellent progress has been made by students from disadvantaged backgrounds as well as those with special educational needs. One of our core aims is to get more girls into engineering and IT, our girls have excelled this year and will be future role models for those choosing STEM careers.
Following on from the excellent Post 16 results last week, and the large number of students being employed in jobs within engineering and IT or going to university, we are delighted. As this is our first year of results, it’s extremely impressive how the UTC is developing. We will be taking our first students from age 11 in September 2017.”
Commenting on 2016 GCSE results, Simon Beamish, Chief Executive of Leigh Academies Trust said: “Our academies’ results this year are simply stunning. Across the board and in a wide range of subjects, scores have risen making this group of Year 11s the most successful on record. The high achievements of staff and students demonstrate the power of formal working across one of the region’s most successful multi-academy trusts. We look forward to welcoming many of our Year 11s back into one of our sixth forms in September.”
A brief reminder of the process for students collecting results at The Leigh UTC.
Students who are unable to collect results in person may nominate somebody else, such as parent or friend, to do so on their behalf. The nominated person must bring a signed letter from the student giving permission and their own photographic ID.
GCSE Results – Year 11 and those Year 12 students retaking GCSEs
The Leigh UTC will be open from 9am on Thursday 25th August 2016 for the collection of results.
A Level and AS Level Results – Year 12 and 13
The Leigh UTC will be open from 9am on Thursday 18th August 2016 for the collection of results.
Uncollected Examination Results
Any results not collected on results day may be collected from the college during normal opening hours. Students who are unable to collect results in person may nominate somebody else to do so on their behalf. The nominated person must bring a signed letter from the student giving permission and their own photographic ID.
Examination certificates will be issued at the end of Years 11 and 13 or when a student leaves the college.
A big thank you to Phil Edwards of Weald Technology for the article below.
Weald Technology has worked closely with The Leigh UTC over recent weeks to develop a range of transport-related STEM challenges and workshops and there are more of these to come as we continue developing a mutually beneficial partnership. Having got to know the staff there, we were delighted to be invited to share stand space at the recent London Festival of Design and Engineering.
The Leigh UTC were showcasing their Greenpower car as well as a giving visitors a chance to try coding; have a go at manipulating robot-arms; and displaying a coffee table made by one of the students from a Rover V8 engine block, complete with a small scale 3D-printed prototype. We hoped to have our record-breaking electric motorcycle on the stand too, but sadly the logistics of getting it there didn’t work.
It was a great event, attracting a huge attendance from the public on a very warm day. For Weald Technology it was our first ‘public’ show (we’ve attended lots of school-only events) and it was heartening to see the enthusiasm of the children and their parents, and show them the level and quality of opportunities that are offered in modern education.
We were glad to support Mark Ellis chatting to parents, particularly about The Leigh UTC’s Greenpower car, which is our particular area of expertise. Two things really impressed visitors and demonstrated the college’s emphasis on Computing and Engineering.
Firstly, the extremely lightweight bodywork is a fine example of smart design and manufacturing. Second, The Leigh UTC seemed to be the only school there that had designed and built their own car. The others had purchased a kit which, whilst a quick way to get started, can’t possibly offer the same experience for the students as the DIY route. It may not have been quite so pretty in places, but the students from The Leigh UTC probably have a far greater understanding of how it works. Speaking as a STEM employer, and a designer with over 35 years’ experience, that is very valuable.