Crewe Engineering & Design Results

From Students to Young Professionals

This week, Crewe Engineering and Design UTC celebrated the first set of students graduating from the school, with a 100% pass rate in Engineering Technical Subjects.
Crewe UTC, a school for 14 – 19 year olds which specialises in Engineering and Design, congratulated both their Year 11 and Sixth Form students on not only fantastic results, but moving on to the next steps of their career journey, with 100% of key stage 4 students finding a provisional pathway.
Principal Mr Terry said, “On behalf of the whole UTC community may I congratulate our students on their achievements and successes particularly within Engineering. We are very proud of you all and wish you every success in your chosen pathways”
Key Stage 4
Technical Award Passes – Year 11
Engineering Manufacture – 100%
Engineering Principals – 100%
Engineering Systems & Control – 100%
Engineering Design – 99%
GCSE – good passes Year 11
Physics – 90%
Biology – 90%
Chemistry – 76%
Double Science – 51%
Mathematics – 53%
English – 46%
MFL – 67%
Humanities – 36%
Destinations – KS4 Provisional
Employment – 7%
Apprenticeship – 16%
Further Education – 78%
Neither employment, education or training – 0%
Key Stage 5
Technical Award Passes – Year 13
Engineering L3                                   95%
Engineering Double Award             100%
Technical Award Passes – Year 12
Engineering L3                                    75%
Art Design L3                                     100%
Extended project Qualification        97%

Crewe UTC Performance Data: KS4

Progress 8

The new Progress 8 headline measure looks at student progress from KS2 to KS4.  Of course, we only have impact on the last two years of this journey and have therefore calculated the Progress 8 measure from the time they start at the UTC until the time they complete KS4.

Entries for P8 Number of Students P8 from KS2 UTC P8 from Baseline
All 58 -1.24 +0.35
10 or 9 46 -1.02 +0.31
10 36 -0.97 +0.31
9 10 -1.19 +0.31
8 1 -1.54 +0.52
7 3 -2.53 +1.01
5 1 -2.83 +0.24
3 2 -2.75 +0.31
Student not included 5 N/A N/A

The Progress 8 score for the time students spent at the Crewe UTC is +0.35; which is above average.

Progress 8 Evaluation for Summer 2018 Examination Results

At Crewe UTC, we are pleased to say that our students make great progress in the 75 weeks that they spend with us from arrival at the start of Year 10.

On joining the UTC our students are roughly a whole grade below where they should be and during the time spent with us they not only make the rate of progress expected at Key Stage 4 but also make up most of the gap from the time of joining the UTC.

The vast majority of our students do not study the English Baccalaureate as they attend the UTC for a specialist curriculum concentrating, in the main on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

The UTC has taken note of the following statement from DfE in reaching a rounded judgement, that at Crewe, student outcomes are at least good and destination rates are oustanding:

Progress 8 is not the most appropriate performance measure for university technical colleges, studio schools and some further education colleges. These establishments typically start educating pupils at age 14, with a focus on preparing pupils for their future careers by providing an integrated academic and professional education.


“Other headline measures, particularly pupil destinations, are more important for these establishments.” (DfE Performance Tables Statement 2018)


Successful destinations for 2018 Leavers were 100% with all students in employment, education or training:

Further Education: 78%

Apprenticeships:    16%

Employment:            6%

NEET                        0%

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