The first cohort of students will sit GCSE and A level exams in summer 2019.
Mulberry UTC students sat their first external exams in summer 2018. These were in one-year Level 2 courses, and also unit exams for two-year Level 3 technical courses.
23 students completed the Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care. 75% of students achieved a Distinction* and 82% a Distinction or higher. 70% of student on Level 2 courses at MUTC in 2017-18 have now successfully moved onto a two year Level 3 course at the UTC. These students will be eligible for either university or apprenticeship places after they finish this course in 2020.
Year 13 students sat module exams in their Technical courses including in Health Science, Health and Social Care, and Digital Media. Attainment in Health Science was above national average at Distinction, Merit and Pass level. In Science Fundamentals, over 35% of students achieved a Distinction compared to just 10% nationally, and 90% of students achieved a Merit or higher compared to less than 45% nationally. In Digital Media two thirds of students achieved a Merit or higher in at least one unit. Sucess at both Pass and Merit was higher than national average. In Health and Social Care half of students have achieved a Merit or higher in externally examined units and all students have passed all external exams that have been sat so far.
A Distinction grade in Level 3 Technical subjects is worth the equivalent UCAS points of an A grade at A level. These qualifications are accepted by both Oxford and Cambridge Universities. Year 13 students are now being supported to apply for places at universities including Bristol, King's College, Greenwich, Queen Mary and St Georges, and/or apprenticeships including with the BBC, Sky, KPMG and the NHS.