Attainment and Results

Destinations:

Waterfront UTC is a University Technical College for year 9-13 students wanting to pursue careers in two of the most important industries worldwide, Construction and Engineering. Previously Medway UTC, Waterfront became part of the Howard Academy Trust in April 2019 and we are proud to present the destinations that our students have achieved, the first since becoming part of the trust.

In Year 11, the cohort comprised 46 students, 12 females and 34 males who achieved the following destinations.

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Placement %
College 50.0%
Apprenticeship 6.5%
WUTC Sixth Form 32.6%
Another Sixth Form 10.9%

In Year 13 the cohort was made up of 19 students, 3 females and 16 males who achieved the following

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Placement %
University 31.6%
Apprenticeship 21.1%
College 5.3%
Forces 15.8%
Employment 15.8%
Shielding 10.5%

*Destinations Review - September 2020

KEY STAGE 4 2019-2020 HEADLINE FIGURES FOR STUDENT OUTCOMES: 

We are exceptionally pleased to announce that our GCSE performance this year showed great improvement, in many areas, compare to last year.

Here are some of the key improvement areas:

  • Attainment 8 Score – 40.7 - over a grade improvement
  • Expected Progress 8 score – +0.16 - significant improvement
  • Open Bucket (Engineering, Construction, Business Studies and DT) - Progress Score = +0.63 - significant improvement
  • Grade Distribution - a 7% increase in students achieving a Grade 7 or above - more students performing at the top end

HEADLINE FIGURES:

  • Progress 8 Score: +0.16  - 0.58 improvement 
  • Attainment 8 Score: 40.7 – over a grade improvement
  • Percentage of students achieving a 5+ in English and Maths: 26% - 11% improvement 

NB: The Progress 8 measure is not designed for UTC’s as recognised by the government in their footnote of the performance tables. 

AREAS OF IMPROVEMENT:

  • Overall, Watefront UTC made improvements in all areas and continues to show excellent improvement over a 3 year trend.
  • Our English and Maths are making excellent improvement and less students are having to continue with GCSE English or Maths in Yr12.
  • Lower ability students made progress of +0.74 this year, an improvement of 0.4 from last year and 0.91 improvement on the year before that.
  • The school's specialisms of Engineering and Construciton continues to be a great strength of WUTC with the average grade being Distinction and more and more students continuing at WUTC to study Level 3 Engineering and/or Construction

KEY STAGE 5 2019-2020 HEADLINE FIGURES FOR STUDENT OUTCOMES: 

Construction and Engieering continues to be a real strength of Waterfront UTC and this years average grade of Distinction is testimont to the hard work the staff and students have put in..

9% of students achieved a full house of Distinction*

53% of entries achieved a Distinction or Distinction*

Significant improvements were also seen in the Academic A Levels with an expected L3VA Progress Score of 0.25 which is over 1 grade improvement on last year:

  • 100% achieved an E Grade or better
  • 50% achieved a C Grade or better
Grade Average Point Score
A Level D+ 23.3
Technical Distinction- 31.60

KEY STAGE 5 RETAKES IN ENGLISH AND MATHS: 

Our GCSE retake results for Post 16 students are significantly above National in both English and Maths.

 UTC Outcome National 2019
English 60% 31.9%
Maths 100% 22.3%

DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION SCHOOL & COLLEGE PERFORMANCE TABLES:

There is no published data this year (2020) due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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