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Shireland Biomedical UTC Celebrates Students’ Success on GCSE Results Day

Students are celebrating today after receiving their highly anticipated GCSE results, opening doors to their chosen A level courses at sixth form, college or apprenticeships as they get ready to take the next steps in their education journeys.


Staff, students and families have come together to celebrate and mark the achievements of all students, who have worked incredibly hard to secure their final grades.


Overall, 42.2% of students achieved a Grade 4 or above in both English and Maths, with Grade 4 set by the government as a pass, with 4.4% of students having achieved the top Grade 9-7.


35 year 11 students have all studied at least 8 GCSE or BTEC subjects from a broad range of 11 subject areas.


Kayleigh Steed, Head of Sixth Form at Shireland Biomedical UTC, said: “We are so proud and delighted to be celebrating our students’ GCSE results with them today as all their hard work comes to fruition. Congratulations from all of us at the Academy! 

“As you look ahead to new horizons, remember your achievements are testament to your commitment to learning, equipping you with the knowledge and skills for the limitless opportunities and bright futures that await you. 

“We would also like to thank all our staff at the Academy for all their hard work in guiding and supporting our students throughout their journey with us at Shireland Biomedical UTC.”  

Performances were particularly strong in Health and Social Care, Maths and Physics.


Last week, students at the Academy also celebrated a successful year with 83% of A level students having achieved three or more A level passes at grades A*-E, including 96% of BTEC students achieving qualifications equivalent to three or more A level passes at grades A*-E. This means that students at Shireland Biomedical UTC secured an overall average grade of Distinction.


Sir Mark Grundy, CEO at Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust, said: “Congratulations to all our GCSE students at Shireland Biomedical UTC. Despite the challenges your cohort have faced following the pandemic, you continued to demonstrate versatility and commitment throughout your studies, exemplifying the spirit that defines our community across the Trust. You should be incredibly proud of your accomplishments.


“As you step into your new, exciting chapters at sixth form, colleges and apprenticeships, I am confident that you will continue to make us proud and go on to achieve successful and happy futures for yourselves.”


If you are a year 11 student and would like to consider joining our sixth form in September, contact us on 07708 391147 or email as soon as you have your GCSE results on Thursday 24 August.


Shireland Biomedical UTC also has an Open Day on Wednesday 27th September for any families wanting to learn more about joining year 7 in September 2024 or our sixth form now. The doors will be open from 4.00pm-8.00pm, no need to book just turn up.



GCSE subjects are marked under a 1-9 grading system, with 9 being the highest grade. GCSEs are linear in structure rather than modular, with all exams taken at the end of a two-year course. A grade 4 is effectively an old C grade with a grade 9 being the equivalent of an A*.


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