'Richly talented' BTE Academy students achieve strong results

August 24 2017

Almost two-thirds of this year’s A-level students at Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy achieved passes of A*-C with 30 per cent at A* or A.

Almost two-thirds of this year’s A-level students at Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy achieved passes of A*-C with 30 per cent at A* or A.

Based in Stoke Gifford, BTE Academy is one of the UK’s University Technical Colleges (UTCs), which focus on the so-called STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

Over half of all A-level grades at BTE Academy in maths/further maths were at A* or A while 76 per cent of grades in maths and science were A*-C, with a 100 per cent pass rate. 

Engineering grades were excellent too with 76% at Distinction* or Distinction, with 14 students achieving maximum marks across all units.

Rhian Priest, Principal at BTE Academy, said: “I am incredibly proud of our Year 13 students, many of whom are among our first four-year cohort. There are some wonderful individual successes which are richly deserved. 

“Every single university applicant has gained their first choice place, with a significant number taking up their first choice apprenticeship. This group of young people and their teachers are the most conscientious and talented I have ever had the privilege to work with.”  

Meanwhile many of BTE Academy’s Year 13 cohort are taking the apprenticeship route, training at Renishaw and Universal Balancing.