GCSE results: class of 2018

Experiment paid off for GCSE students at Life Sciences UTC

Liverpool Life Sciences UTC students are this morning celebrating fantastic GCSE results, particularly in our specialist areas of science, maths and healthcare, preparing them for future careers in STEMM. Science results were particularly strong at the UTC with 99.4% of separate science students passing all three sciences. 90.5% achieved a strong pass and 99.4% achieved a standard pass, up considerably from the previous year. 94% of students sitting combined science at GCSE achieved at least a pass.

Maths results also significantly improved on 2017 results with three students from 69 achieving a grade 9.55% achieved a strong pass and 65% achieved a standard pass (grade 4 or above), up 16% from the previous year. 76% of students achieved a grade 4 or above in English.

Maths, science and English GCSEs were above national average for both good and standard passes. Over 50% of UTC students achieved a grade 5 or above in both English and maths at GCSE.

Health and social care students achieved exceptional results at Level 2, with 73% securing a distinction or higher in the new harder BTEC qualifications. This is a testament to the hard work of the students, the team and the support the UTC receive from organisations including The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital who will be very much looking forward to working with these young people in the future.

Samrudi, Kerry, Daniel, Sara and Joanne achieved five or more GCSEs at grade 8 or above, equivalent to the old A* grades, an incredible achievement.

Joanne, Grace, Sam, Rose and Awad achieved the most progress at GCSE level. The UTC has shown significant improvement in its Progress 8 number, increasing from -0.83 in 2017 to -0.11 this year, which is a massive achievement due to the small amount of time that students are on roll at the UTC before sitting their GCSEs.

Principal, Ian Parry says, ‘Social mobility is all about choice at pivotal moments and here at the UTC we strive to give all students the confidence, ability and mind-set to be able to take those opportunities when they come along. Alongside that we focus our curriculum – both academic and technical on the subjects and skills our young people will need to secure the jobs of tomorrow. Our specialisms in science, maths and health at GCSE ensure young people have the skills and the experiences they need to achieve. We are absolutely delighted for our students that with these fantastic GCSE results they are now one step closer to securing their dream careers.’

Congratulations go to Eliza who achieved a straight suite of 7s or above alongside an AS Level in geography at grade B. Kacper also achieved a full house of 7s or above alongside an AS Level in history at grade B. This is an incredible achievement as both students have completed their AS level a year early as well as fabulous results in their GCSEs.

This is a massive success for both our young people and the local growth sector, supporting the economy of the Liverpool City Region for the future. Strong GCSEs in maths and science are the foundation of creating a skilled future workforce for the new and increasingly complex roles in life sciences, advanced manufacturing, renewable energies and health care, so we’re delighted to be opening the door to the jobs of tomorrow for our students.

A Level results: class of 2018


Once again we’ve seen a great set of results for our A Level and BTEC Level 3 students, including:

  • 99% Pass Rate at A Level
  • 35% of all science A Level students scored between A*-B
  • 43% scored A*-B in maths
  • 40% scored A*-B in chemistry
  • 38% scored A*- B in psychology
  • 30% scored A*-B in biology
  • 29% scored A*-B in physics
  • 100% scored A*-B in Arabic

82% of BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health scored DDD or above
80% of BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Health scored D*D or above

64% of New BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science scored DDD or above
71% of New BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science scored DD or above

Massive congratulations to Isaac Akinduro, Rhianon Disley, Caleb Doyle, Ben Holt, Anastasia Walker and Jodie Whorton who all secured a full house of A and A* grades at A Level.

Huge congratulations too to Lauren Walker, Hebron Tedros, Alaa Sufian, Abdi Sureedo, Danah Al Shibani, Dean Brett, Amy Coghlan, Lily Fagan, Beth Gilbranks, Emily Gray, Najnein Hossain, Radhika Joshi, Charlie King, Tayla Mangan, Ahmed Mohammed, Hope Rogers, Melissa Sing, Ryan Siner, Renee Spence, Ben Stout for a full suite of D* and Ds.

Our students are heading for a fantastic range of destinations, including Medicine at St Andrews and Sheffield, Midwifery at LJMU, Nursing at UCLan and University of Liverpool, Social Work at Hope, Mechanical Engineering at University of Liverpool, Psychology at Durham, Paramedic Science at UCLan, Veterinary Nursing at the Royal Vet School, Mental Health Nursing at Edge Hill and Maths at Edinburgh.

Once again we’re again immensely proud of all of our Life Science UTC students, who’ve secured a fantastic range of results at the end of their sixth form experience with us. Our list of destinations is equivalent to any independent school and we’re absolutely delighted that our young people have been able to benefit from a range of academic and real world experiences that have prepared them for the jobs of tomorrow.

What’s next for our UTC graduates? Take a look at our Destinations page to read some of our former student stories…

And you can read about previous years’ exam results here