Sir Simon Milton Westminster UTC students in the perfect position to help the UK build back better

From right to left: Cephas, Ella & Jennifer.

Students from Sir Simon Milton Westminster UTC today discovered that they have secured the impressive grades that they deserve and will be able to celebrate their outstanding achievements knowing they are moving on to some of the country’s best universities and apprenticeships.

Over 85% of all students will be heading off to further their careers in Computer Science, Engineering, Sciences and Architecture.

Ciaran O’Dowda, Executive Principal, said: “As the country talks about the desire to Build Back Better, the need for technical professionals is only ever going to increase.

“Our students have worked tirelessly since they started their time with us to really develop an understanding about the skills that are going to be vital to the UK economy and infrastructure as we move forward. Their impressive results are testament to their tenacity, resilience and focus.”

Among the smiling faces were Cephas, Ella and Jennifer who, between them, secured 7A*s, 1 A, a Distinction* and a Distinction. Ella has secured accepted an apprenticeship with MACE, a global company shaping the built environment, and Cephas and Jennifer will be heading to the University of Nottingham and Imperial College London respectively to read Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Chemical Engineering.

In addition, Ben secured an impressive three A*s and will be joining the University of Lancaster to read Biology.

Nathan Mealor, Head of School, added: “We cannot shy away from the fact that the last 18 months have been so difficult for these students. These exams are challenging enough at the best of times, without the uncertainty of lockdowns and the constant possibility of self-isolation.

“What has been incredible, however, is how our students and staff have come together to support one another to achieve some incredibly impressive, and well-deserved, grades. On behalf of all the staff and our wider SSMWUTC community, I wish each and every one of these young people a very exciting future full of happiness and success.

“I have no doubt that they will go on to influence and be leaders in crucial sectors for our economy.”