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Students and staff have been celebrating this past week, as Medway UTC’s first cohort of students to complete their GCSEs, A-levels and BTECs have collected their results.

A total of 88 students at Medway UTC in Chatham Maritime sat GCSEs and technical qualifications this summer, along with 74 Year 13 students who completed their A-levels and BTEC qualifications.

DSC03119Speaking to our highest scoring GCSE student, who secured a fantastic 7 A*s – As, among other qualifications, Alex Sesay said:

“Studying at Medway UTC has made me grow as a person. I’ve really enjoyed the learning style as it has taught me to be self-independent which has helped me achieve my results”.

As a school that specialises in Technical Engineering and Construction Management, we are delighted with our technical results. Students have achieved an excellent set of results in the technical subjects of Engineering and/or Construction in the Built Environment, with 100% pass rate at Level 3 and 30% of students achieving A*/A (equivalent) at the end of Year 11 (Level 2).

Early indications show that Medway UTC is in the top 25% of providers in the country offering Engineering and Construction in the Built Environment BTEC qualifications.

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Christian Kmachni, Level 3 Engineering Student who achieved D*D*D and is off to University of Sheffield commented:  

“Dr Buck was so right, it’s what you put in that determines what you finally achieve.”

Dr Karon Buck, Principal of Medway UTC, said:

“I am very proud of the achievement of our founding students who came to the Medway UTC to study the Technical Engineering and/or Construction and the Built Environment. Our results indicate that hard work and dedication will lead to great opportunities, and I am so pleased that our students are able to pursue the destinations of their choice including apprenticeships with national and international companies, University courses in their chosen subjects, and suitable Post 16 placements for our leaving Year 11 students, many who have chosen to remain at Medway UTC to continue their studies.”

Fay Marshall, a parent of Year 11 student Thomas Marshall who has chosen to continue his studies with Medway UTC, has said:

“We are still in a sense of euphoria regarding Thomas’ good results.

My husband and I would like to pass our sincere thanks and appreciation to the team in helping Thomas achieve these results.”

With widely reported skills shortages in both the engineering and construction sectors, the UTC’s aim has been to train confident, highly competent individuals to fill the roles of the future and we’re delighted to announce that the outcome of our summer results have led to some very positive student destinations data for our Post 16 students.  

Medway UTC are delighted to see that the students’ hard work has paid off and the school is able to celebrate their success.

If you’re interested in finding out further information regarding Medway UTC, there is a selection of ‘Meet the Principal’ events throughout September. Admissions for Year 10 & 12 September 2018 open on the 1st September 2017. Visit our webpage for further information. 

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