Posted by Dennis G. Lucan on August 19, 2019
Sir Simon Milton Westminster UTC, Westminster’s pioneering college for students with a flair for engineering, design and sciences has celebrated exam success today as students receive impressive A level and Technical Level Vocational results.
There is much to celebrate with 100% of Design, Engineering and Construction students achieving well in the qualification, with 64% achieving the top grades – A or B – in the award. There was further outstanding success in Engineering, with a number of students achieving Distinction* and Distinction grades – the highest grades available.
Westminster UTC students enjoyed further outstanding success in a range of other subjects – including a 100% pass rate in CTEC Business qualification, a Level 3 qualification designed to prepare students for careers in Business and Enterprise, and further study in this area. Students also achieved an outstanding 100% A*-B pass rate in A Level Spanish, a 100% pass rate in A Level Geography and a 74% pass rate in the Extended Project Qualification.
Notable successes were Alexander Procopiou who achieved Distinction*, B and C and will be progressing to study Mathematics at Birmingham University, and Rheanna Bongo, who with her excellent results in Design, Engineering and Construction and in A Levels Geography, will go on to study Geography and Planning at Bristol University. Kenny Wei Fung achieved a double Distinction* in Design Engineering and Divan Hirani, Ifaz Chowdury and Nazim Miah all achieved A grades in Design, Engineering and Construction. Kenny will progress to the University of Westminster, one of the UTC’s founding partners, to study Engineering.
All graduates of the UTC this year have achieved the grades or higher to go on to courses and employment opportunities that are right for them. Examples of which include paid apprenticeships with Network Rail and Keltbray, employer partners of the UTC, and studies in a range of courses including Civil Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, Geography and Planning, Radiography and Psychology at a number of universities including Bristol, Birmingham, Swansea and Kingston.
Commenting on the grades achieved by students who visited the college today to collect their results, the Principal said:
“We are extremely proud of our students for their successes in this, the first round of A Level and Vocational results reported by the college since we opened in 2017.
“I am also delighted that our team of teachers, students and 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. These A-level students will now go on to university, a career in the armed forces or an apprenticeship relevant to their studies. Notably, a number of UTC students plan to progress on to further study at the University of Westminster – one of the UTC’s founding partner institutions.
“We look forward in September to welcoming a new intake of young people who will carry on the high standards set by our post-16 students and give themselves a great opportunity to learn, grow and prosper.”
Based in central London in Westminster, Sir Simon Milton Westminster UTC is an engineering and science specialist institution which offers 14-19 year olds more than the traditional GCSE and A-level curriculum. Launched in 2017, Westminster UTC has a mission: ‘to educate the next generation of engineers, designers, scientists, and project managers to succeed in impressive careers in these subjects, and working with our employer partners, to deliver major 21st century infrastructure projects in transport and the built environment in London, the UK and elsewhere in the world.’
Students work towards GCSEs and A-levels as well as technical qualifications in engineering and design. The college provides an environment that mirrors the workplace, helping students develop important employability skills to prepare them for a job, apprenticeship or degree when they leave school.
Westminster UTC partners with local businesses and can therefore offer its students hands-on experience of the work environment and also the type of employment that might follow on from their studies.
Westminster UTC has a limited number of spaces remaining for students looking to start Year 10 or Year 12 this September. Young people with a flair for science and engineering are actively encouraged to contact the college as soon as possible by visiting the website for more information, and by attending the UTC’s Year 12 Enrolment Days on 23rd and 27th August 2019.
Read a summary of our results here: