Celebrating GCSE Success

Liverpool Life Sciences UTC, the first school in the UK to specialise in science and healthcare is delighted to announce that 59% of students achieved 5 A* to C grades including English and Maths (subject to validation) in their first round of GCSE results.

The GCSE scores, on top of a 99% pass rate across all A Level subjects complete the school’s first set of results since opening in 2013.

Based in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle, Liverpool Life Sciences UTC provides a specialist learning environment for the city’s young people to advance into the life sciences and healthcare sectors.

Amongst those celebrating their GCSE results today at Liverpool Life Sciences UTC was Michelle Van Zyl, who secured a full suite of A* and A Grades at GCSE having taken all her qualifications a year early at the end of Year 10. Michelle will continue at the UTC with the aspiration of applying to university to study medicine at the end of Year 13.

Michelle said:

“Being a student at Life Sciences UTC means that I was able to attend guest lectures with scholars and doctors, which I found really inspirational. It was these guest speakers that inspired me to pursue a career in medicine. I also liked how much time I got to spend in the laboratories, and how much extra time the teachers put in to assist me when I spent my free time there.

“The biggest difference between the UTC and my former high school is how much independence I have been given: from my very first day I was treated like an adult. I don’t think I would have achieved the grades I did if it wasn’t for this.”


Michelle joined Life Sciences UTC a year early on the Year 8 accelerated programme.

Dara Beesley achieved the results of 6 A’s and 3 B’s and Christine Skillen received 3 A’s, 4 B’s and a C, accepting her place to attend Liverpool Life Sciences UTC Sixth Form.

Dara was delighted with her GCSE results; 6 As and 3 Bs

Phil Lloyd, Principal at Liverpool Life Sciences UTC said:

“We are delighted with the success of our first cohort of Year 11 students. We have been impressed with how they have embraced the opportunity of attend a new specialist school like the UTC, and look forward to seeing them follow in the footsteps of their successful Sixth Form colleagues.”

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