Silverstone UTC Principal appointed to Government’s new T-Level development panel.

Neil Patterson, Principal of Silverstone UTC and ex-Chief Engineer at McLaren Automotive has been selected to join one of the new panels responsible for developing the outline content for technical qualifications and the broader T Level curriculum. In a publication released today by the Department for Education, T Levels are explained as a “new technical study programmes that will sit alongside Apprenticeships within a reformed skills training system. The reforms are at the heart of a skills partnership between government, … Continue reading

Where are they now?

Becoming a statistician for big business or the Government is a role that Georgia Mold is already on the way to fulfilling after becoming another student to graduate from Silverstone UTC with top-class qualifications. At Silverstone UTC, 19-year-old Georgia achieved straight As in Maths, Further Maths and Physics as well an AS in Chemistry. Those qualifications plus what she calls the college’s “very flexible” approach ultimately enabled her to keep her options open before deciding on where to best apply … Continue reading

Where are they now?

In the first of a series of posts featuring our alumni, we catch up with one of our first students, Disha Naik, who joined the 6th Form in 2013. With a clear ambition of becoming a Formula 1 race engineer, Silverstone UTC graduate Disha Naik is also very much an inspiration for young women pondering which career path to take. Twenty-year-old Disha is currently studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Warwick after passing her A Levels with an A* … Continue reading

Summer 2017 Examination Results

It’s been five days since our students received their GCSE results, and we’ve had a glorious bank holiday weekend over which to celebrate.  And there is much to celebrate! Our 6th Form leavers hauled in an exceptional set of results.  Students who took A Levels alone (without any of our specialism qualifications) gained an average grade of C, slightly higher than last year’s county average.  Our engineering students achieved an average grade of Distinction compared with the county’s average last … Continue reading

Stowe School and Silverstone University Technical College announce partnership.

Stowe has joined forces with Silverstone UTC to provide enhanced educational and co-curricular opportunities for pupils at both schools. In a joint press release, Stowe School and Silverstone UTC wrote: The partnership is intended to demonstrate the best that can be achieved by independent and state schools working together. Stowe and Silverstone UTC are linked by history and geography: the UTC overlooks the famous F1 race track built on land once owned by Stowe’s former owners, the Dukes of Buckingham, … Continue reading

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UTC Student Destinations

We are delighted that for the second year running, all of our 6th Form leavers are in education, employment or training – compared with only 96% nationally.  These stats mirror the excellent destination data for UTCs, as shown in the image below.

If you’d like to find out more or are thinking of joining us in September for GCSEs or A Levels, we’d love to see you at our next Open Evening.

Principal’s Perspective – Lies, damned lies and Performance Tables?

Last August, I wrote a blog about the National Performance Measures and how they apply to UTCs, in which I argued that a new measure for UTCs was needed to accurately reflect the significant progress our students make and the considerable value that is added by our teachers in our environment which is more business-like than school. I said that primarily any new measure needed to allow proper comparison between 2 years of UTC education and 5 years of KS3 … Continue reading

Inaugural Careers Fair

Our first Careers Fair event took place on Wednesday 16th March.  Students across all year groups toured the exhibitors’ stands during the afternoon and there was a real buzz around the building as students talked with different organisations about their future plans and learned about the opportunities available to them.  It was great to welcome back some of our alumni, currently employed by FCO Services, Nimlok and Towcester Racecourse and studying at Oxford Brookes University.  We received some great feedback from … Continue reading

Parents fear children won’t get jobs.

New research released today by the Baker Dearing Educational Trust shows that for two thirds of parents their biggest fear is that their child will not find a job when they leave education. Nearly half of parents said they felt stressed about their child’s education and 80% of parents believed the education system needed to change to reflect 21st century working Britain. Baker Dearing Educational Trust, the charity that promotes University Technical Colleges (UTCs), surveyed over 1000 parents with teenagers at mainstream schools … Continue reading