POSITIVE exam results released today are a sign of things to come at a brand-new school due to open in September, according to the head.
Sir Charles Kao UTC, in Harlow, became part of the BMAT group of schools earlier this year.
The Trust immediately brought in a new head of school and senior leadership team, as well as a wealth of changes to improve student achievement.
From September, the school will relaunch as BMAT STEM Academy, focusing on preparing young people – from the age of 14 in Year 10 – for careers in the industries showing a skills shortage in Harlow.
Almost half of students secured A* to C grades in the A-level exams, while 60 per cent of students studying Btec in engineering and computing achieved Distinction and above. Last year, just 18 per cent of Sir Charles Kao students secured A* to C grades in their A-levels.
Having worked with Year 13 for just a few short months, head of school Lisa Tooley is pleased with the results they have picked up today and sees it as a positive sample of what is to come.
She said: “We have worked hard with Year 13 in the very short time we have had with them and are pleased with the results they are collecting today which will enable them to go on to bright futures.
“With our brand-new school launching in September, with a new cohort of Year 10 students, we are even more excited to see what wonderful things we can achieve together.”
Those students now leaving the school have secured themselves high-level apprenticeships and offers of prestigious university places working with the school’s inhouse careers advisor and industry partners.
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