South Devon University Technical College (UTC) has demonstrated that its impressive post 16 results, celebrated last week, are no flash in the pan. Students in Year 11 are also celebrating after receiving notable GCSE results.
Newton Abbot’s pioneering technical college opened its doors from 8:30am this morning for the scientists and engineers of the future to collect their exam results.
There is much to celebrate with excellent results our specialist areas.
Notable academic successes were Michael Chavanga, Molly Duffy and Ethan Starcevic achieving top grades in the three Sciences, Engineering, English and Maths. Michael, Ethan and Molly are exceptional all-rounders who have adopted a determined and consistent approach to all aspects of their studies. Isaac Spurrier, Sam Guppy and Oliver Hickman also achieved excellent grades in subjects such as Maths, English and the Sciences.
Commenting on the grades achieved by students who visited the college today to collect their results, Principal Claire Plumb said: “I am extremely proud of our students for their successes in this third round of GCSE results that we have received since we opened in 2015. They’ve worked extremely hard this year, and this is reflected in their results.”
Claire continued: “It is further vindication of the decision taken by South Devon College, the University of Exeter and our public and private sector partners to establish a college that takes a radical new approach to educating teenagers. Inside these doors, we place a greater emphasis on vocational training in engineering and science and a focus on preparation for the workplace.
“I am also delighted that our team of teachers, students and employer partner organisations have worked so well together to develop young people who are not only well-rounded as potential employees but can also perform to a high standard on an academic level. Many of these students will now go on to develop their skills even further, giving local employers the confidence that young people with the right skill sets are available on their doorstep.