Intervention Week Starts Monday 16th October 2017!

Dear Parent/Student 

In order to support our students in the preparation for their forthcoming assessments and examinations, we have arranged an early Intervention Week Programme for week beginning Monday 16th October 2017..  Information regarding the timetable for this week is available on the WUTC website at http://www.watfordutc.org/curriculum/ During this time the UTC will be open from 1000-1430 with students expected to attend subject specific sessions and arrive in smart casual dress. Please be aware that the Brasserie will not be open this week and, therefore, students should bring a packed lunch.

 Attendance for these sessions is key in helping the students to prepare for their various assessments and examinations and your support with this is greatly appreciated. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.


GCSE Result Success!!

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Caption: These 5 students gained over 50 GCSEs between them, over 20 of which are at A*/A grade!

Following on from terrific A Level results last week, today we celebrated with Year 11 students receiving their GCSE results.

100% of our Computing GCSE students attained Grade A or B

Over 95% of all our students gained a GCSE equivalent qualification in Computing

Over 95% of all our students gained a GCSE equivalent qualification in our Specialisms of Travel, Hospitality or ICT – way above National Averages.

Over 95% of our Additional Science students gained a good GCSE pass score.

Lochan scored a 9 grade in Maths, putting him in the top 2% in the country!

Above National Average scores in the new English and Maths GCSEs too.

Well done to everyone!

 


A Level Exam Results 2017

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Celebrating some great results from left to right – Lewis O’Shaughnessy, Paul Quinn, Fabrizio Beardwell

We are really pleased that overwhelming majority of our students obtained their first choice University Course today following publication of the A Level examination results.

With a 99% pass rate and nearly 50% of these grades being A*/A equivalent, our students are well equipped for their next steps to University, Apprenticeships and Employment.

It has been a real pleasure sharing in their successes today!  There are so many positive individual stories including:

Lewis O’Shaughnessy – Computer Science at Southampton

 

COMPUTING AS A
EPQ A*
FURTHER MATHS A
MATHS A*
PHYSICS A*

 

 

 

Fabrizio Beardwell – Physics with Astrophysics at Leeds

 

BTEC IT Di
ELECTRONICS A
EPQ A
MATHS A
PHYSICS A

Jacob Jackson – Computer Systems (Forensics and Security) – Nottingham

 

BTEC IT Di*Di
BUSINESS Di*

Aspen Phillips-Bidzinski – Mathematicss at Loughborough

 

BUSINESS Di*Di*Di*
CORE MATHS A
EPQ A
SOCIOLOGY AS B
TRAVEL & TOURISM Di

Sophie Richards – Photography at Leeds

 

BUSINESS Di*Di*
MEDIA B
PHOTOGRAPHY A

Joshua Ross – Mechatronics at Leeds

 

BTEC IT Di*Di
COMPUTING B
MATHS A

James Wood -– Mathematics at Reading

 

COMPUTING C
FURTHER MATHS B
MATHS A

Kushal Satra – Software Engineering for Business at University of London

 

BTEC IT Di*Di*Di*
EPQ B
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Josh Keenan picking up an extra certificate for his participation in the Kyocera Kyocodes competition earlier this year on his way to University of Leeds for Applied Computer Science

 

 

 


Post-16 Options Drop In Surgery

Are you interested in a career in IT and Computing, Events Management, Travel & Tourism, Business or Media?

Attend our Post-16 Options Drop-in Surgeries after collection your GCSE results to see what the Watford UTC has to offer: Thursday 24th August, 12.30pm – 3pm and Friday 25th August, 10am – 1pm

No appointment needed, just drop in with your GCSE Results and speak to Emma (our Principal) or Paul (our Associate Principal) about options.


Results Days 2017

Students may collect their results on the following dates:

A Level and BTEC- Thursday 17th August, 10am – 12pm

GCSE and Y10 BTEC- Thursday 24th August, 10am – 12pm

If you do not collect your results in person they will be emailed to you at 1pm.

 






Watford UTC win Fujitsu UK Operation Innovation – now off to Munich!

fujitsuFollowing our success with the Fujitsu Operation Innovation UK competition win, our BioBand team along with Associate Principal, Paul Quinn are off to Munich from 15th – 17th November to the Fujitsu Worldwide Forum.  The team will have to present their Proof of Concept to Dr Joseph Reger, CTO of Global Business and Lucy Dimes the CEO of Fujitsu UK and Ireland.  In addition, we will presenting live from the event on Wednesday 16th November.

Well done team!