Community 30.08.22

UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park students celebrate a strong set of GCSE and technical results

Many of the students have achieved top grades and some have gained top grades across the board.

At the technical school for 13 to 19-year-olds, which is Ofsted graded ‘good’, students complete GCSEs and technical qualifications in computing, health sciences or sport science.

This year’s results have seen students achieve across a range of academic and technical qualifications.

Key highlights for GCSEs include:

• 76.2% of students achieving a grade 4 (pass) or above in GCSE English.
• 72.4% of students achieving a grade 4 (pass) or above in GCSE maths.
• 79% of computer science students achieving a grade 5 (strong pass) or above; 10.5% achieved a grade 9, the highest grade.
• 77% of psychology students achieving a grade 5 (strong pass) or above; 11.5% achieved a grade 9, the highest grade.
• 10.5% of GCSE students achieving at least one grade 9, the highest grade.

Key highlights for technical qualifications include:

• The technical qualification pass rate is 100% across all specialisms with 33.3% of health students achieving a distinction (D) or distinction* (D*) grade.
• 100% of students had direct employer engagement and the opportunity to complete vocationally relevant qualifications above and beyond their core curriculum.

Jess Stevenson, Principal of UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, said: “Congratulations to our students who have shown enormous courage, determination and resilience in the face of significant challenges during the last two years.”

She added: “It is fantastic to see our students achieve academic and technical success. Everyone at UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park is extremely proud of them.

“A big thanks goes out to our employer partners who have supported our students to develop valuable problem solving, team working and technical skills for their future careers.”

At the UTC, on Old Hall Road, students work on employer-led projects, developing skills related to their subject specialism as well as team working and problem solving.

The UTC is backed by top employers who have shaped the curriculum and provide industry projects, work experience and work placements. It is one of two UTCs in the city.

Employers supporting the UTC include including the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre, Palo Alto Networks, Medilink UK, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield International Venues, Westfield Health, Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield.

UTCs are government funded technical schools that provide academic and technical qualifications to match the skills needs of regional employers, supporting economic growth and employment.

Young people can join the UTC in Year 9 at the age of 13 or in Year 12 at the age of 16.

The UTC is sponsored by Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and The Sheffield College and has capacity for 600 students.

UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park is part of The Sheffield UTC Academy Trust, which also includes UTC Sheffield City Centre and UTC Derby Pride Park based in the East Midlands.