Strong engineering and maths results

Published on: 07 Sep 2015

BRISTOL Technology and Engineering Academy (BTEA) has posted its first set of GCSE results – with almost all of its students achieving a good pass in its “core” subjects.
The academy in Stoke Gifford is one of 30 University Technical Colleges across England, catering for pupils from Bristol and the surrounding areas in Years 10 to 13, and with a strong focus on engineering and environmental technologies.
Almost 90 per cent of students were awarded a good GCSE pass in maths and engineering.
“We were delighted with our students’ GCSE results in our core STEM subjects and many have done exceptionally well,” says principal Rhian Priest.
“After less than two years, we are already seen to be on course to achieving our core vision – that of becoming a centre of excellence for teaching engineering and environmental technologies, and preparing students for a potential career in these crucial and exciting disciplines.”
Open evenings are being held at the academy from 6.30-8.30pm on Thursdays 24th September, 15th October and 19th November. Open day visits can also be arranged by appointment on Thursdays 24th September, 1st October, 15th October, 5th November and 19th November.
BTEA is sponsored by the University of the West of England and GKN Aerospace and also receives support from Airbus, Rolls-Royce and the Royal Navy. There are also strong links with the City of Bristol College and South Gloucestershire and Stroud College.
There are some Year 10 places available at BTEA for September. Visit www.bteacademy.co.uk or call 0117 983 8080 for more information.

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