Press release The Leigh UTC GCSE results for 2017

Steve Leahey, Principal The Leigh UTC

“I am extremely proud of our Year 11 GCSE students reaching their potential across all their subjects at The Leigh UTC.  We have improved our performance from 2016 with our strongest set of academic outcomes”.

Our A*-C has improved in 70% of our subjects since 2016 and notably we have improved our A*-A by 68%.  Our students achieved at least 2 grades better than predicted from their previous school demonstrating the UTC’s rapid progress being made at Key stage 4.

Highlights

  • English 9 – 4 — 63%
  • Mathematics 9 – 4 — 63%
  • Engineering A*-C — 100%
  • IT A*-C — 100%
  • Art A*-C — 75%
  • Financial studies A*-C — 100%

The Leigh UTC GCSE Results

Photo left to right: Jason Wenden 2A*,3A and 3 B grades, Charlie Dring 2 A, 3B and 4C grades, Robbie White 2A,5B and 2C grades, Artur Bujok 1A*, 1A, 1B and 6 C grades , Ewen Johnston 1A*,2A,3B and 2C grades

 

The Leigh UTC GCSE Exam Results 1

Photo left to right: Harry Hopgood 1B and 3C grades, Morgan Stansell grade 9 in English, 1A*, 2A and 4 B grades, Kieran Edwards 1B and 6 C grades

 

Keith Ellis, chair of governors MD Kenard Engineering
“I’m delighted to congratulate all the students on their excellent results this year, they’re to be commended for all their hard work and should be very proud of what they’ve achieved. It’s extremely encouraging to see the positive learning experience and support provided by the dedicated team at The Leigh UTC translating into opportunities for students to realise their highest potential. The results also continue to show the benefits of a business-led problem-solving curriculum, which is so important for employers and young people at the start of their careers.”

 

Steve Leahey

“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 second year of results, it’s extremely impressive how our UTC is developing. We will be taking our first students from age 11 in September 2017.

 



Post 16 Results 2017. The Leigh UTC, Dartford

Left to right.: Amelia Cockran, Carys Harvey, Carris Williams, Akeem Rhoden, Esther Boafo, Curtis Martin, Tom Saunders, celebrating their results

 

The Leigh UTC has proved again, the combination of mathematics and a technical qualification at Level 3 provides the foundations for a successful STEM career.  Our students have all secured either an Apprenticeship programme or their preferred University destination.

Highlights

91% of all students achieved a Level 3 mathematics qualification

100% of students achieved engineering A*-C at Level 3

100% of students achieved IT/computing A*-C at level 3

100% of students achieved AS extended project A*-E

Average grades for BTECs are Distinction * (1.2 grades higher than national average)
“I am immensely proud of these results. It reflects on the unique positive relationships between our staff and students at The Leigh UTC. Gaining outstanding qualifications is only part of the process which includes our students securing fabulous employment and higher education destinations.  I am extremely proud of all our students and they must be warmly congratulated”.

Steve Leahey

Principal
“I’m delighted to congratulate all the students on their excellent results this year, they’re to be commended for all their hard work and should be very proud of what they’ve achieved. It’s extremely encouraging to see the positive learning experience and support provided by the dedicated team at the Leigh UTC translating into opportunities for students to realise their highest potential. I’m sure this will inspire and encourage younger children towards STEM subjects. The results also continue to show the benefits of a business-led problem-solving curriculum, which is so important for employers and young people at the start of their careers. Well done to all and good luck on the next steps towards your future goals and aspirations.”

Keith Ellis

Chair of Governors, MD Kenard Engineering