BTE Academy celebrates outstanding A Level results

August 31 2017

Almost two-thirds – 61 per cent – of this year’s A Level students at Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy achieved passes of A*-C with 30 per cent at A* or A.

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Almost two-thirds – 61 per cent – of this year’s A Level students at Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy achieved passes of A*-C with 30 per cent at A* or A.

Based in Stoke Gifford, BTE Academy is one of the UK’s University Technical Colleges (UTCs), which focus on the so-called STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

Over half – 52 per cent - of all A Level grades at BTE Academy in Maths/Further Maths were at A* or A while 76 per cent of grades in Maths and Science were A*-C, with a 100 per cent pass rate. Meanwhile 76 per cent of Engineering grades were at Distinction* or Distinction, with 14 students achieving maximum marks across all units.

Individual successes included:

Harry Dyte - A* Biology, A Physics, A Chemistry, A Maths, Distinction* Environmental Sustainability

Kyan Rogers - A* Maths, A Further Maths, B Physics, B Computer Science, Distinction* Environmental Sustainability

Tristan Russell - A* Maths, A* Physics, A Further Maths

Rose Tanner - A* Maths, A Further Maths, A Physics, B Chemistry, Distinction* Environmental Sustainability

Sam Bailey - Distinction* in Engineering, Applied Science and Environmental Sustainability

Matthew Evans - A Maths, B Physics, Distinction* Engineering and Environmental Sustainability

Elmi Farah - Distinction* in Engineering, Applied Science and Environmental Sustainability

Alex Long - A Maths, B Physics, Distinction* Engineering and Environmental Sustainability

Rhian Priest, Principal at BTE Academy, said: “I am incredibly proud of our Year 13 students, many of whom are among our first four-year cohort. There are some wonderful individual successes which are richly deserved. Every single university applicant has gained their first choice place with a significant number taking up their first choice apprenticeship. This group of young people and their teachers are the most conscientious and talented I have ever had the privilege to work with.”  

Tristan Russell, of Longwell Green, is now off to the University of Bath to study  Maths and Physics. “I am hoping to do a placement in my third year and eventually  maybe do research of some kind,” he said. “Coming to BTE Academy has been  brilliant for me. When I came here I never expected that I could achieve A*s at A Level and my grades have really improved across the board. The teachers are brilliant and ensure that everyone enjoys lessons, and all the science equipment is state of the art.” 

Harry Dyte, who lives in Kingswood, is reading Natural Sciences at the University of Exeter. “BTE is STEM-focused so it has been ideal for me in terms of specialising in the subjects which I enjoy and am good at,” he said.

Meanwhile many of BTE Academy’s Year 13 cohort are taking the apprenticeship route. 

Cameron McNeill, from Longwell Green, and Matthew Owen, of Bishopsworth, are both taking up four-year apprenticeships at Renishaw while Callum Isaacs, from Kingswood, joins Universal Balancing in Kingswood.