Ron Dearing University Technical College (UTC) has been named as one of the best schools in the country for progress made by A-level students.
New league tables released by the Department for Education show Hull’s employer-led school is ranked 15th for all schools and colleges in England, including fee-paying independent schools, for the progress made by students who took their A-levels last summer.
The scores record how much progress students made between the end of key stage 4 (GCSEs) and completion of their A-level studies, compared to similar students across England.
Excluding independent schools, Ron Dearing UTC is ranked as the 6th best for student progress.
Sarah Pashley, Ron Dearing UTC principal, said: “To be ranked as the top school or college in our area for value added progress at A-level and the 15th best in the country is phenomenal and a great tribute to the students, their parents, our fantastic university, employer partners and all our talented staff.
“However, I am not a big believer in league tables. They only measure one aspect of a school or college’s educational provision – exam results. Great schools and colleges are about so much more.
“Whilst I am extremely proud of our students’ examination success, I am equally proud of the progress they made in terms of their personal and employability skills and the fact that they have gone onto exciting careers within the tech and engineering industries, or to study these subjects to degree level at university.”
Ron Dearing UTC is a school with a specialist focus on digital technology, creative digital and digital engineering. The school is made up of students aged between 14 and 19.
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