Ron Dearing UTC students were delighted with their excellent GCSE and Level 2 technical results.
This is what a few of them had to say …
Beth Mason, 16, achieved a Distinction* in Creative iMedia and seven GCSEs including grade 9 in Art and Design, Biology and English Language, grade 8 in Chemistry, Physics and Maths, and grade 6 in English Literature.
She is looking forward to studying Art, 3D Design and English Language at Ron Dearing UTC’s sixth form.
Beth said: “I’m so relieved because I was worried about my results.
“My favourite subject is Art and I’d like to go into a creative career. I’ve really enjoyed the subjects I picked and that’s why I’ve chosen to stay on in the sixth form.”
Josh Bishoprick, 16, achieved eight GCSEs including grade 8 in Biology, Chemistry and Maths, as well as a Level 2 Distinction in Creative Media.
He is staying at Ron Dearing UTC for his A-levels and plans to study English Language and Literature, Biology and Maths.
Josh said: “I’m happy overall with the results I’ve got.
“The teachers at Ron Dearing really are incredible – they have such a big impact on your learning and the grades you get, and I couldn’t have done it without them.
“I was attracted to Ron Dearing by the business environment and the focus it places on careers. It’s very different to any other school in Hull and I’m glad I made the decision to come here.”
Amaya Newman, 16, is currently Hull’s Young Mayor. She achieved nine GCSEs including grade 9 in English Literature and English Language, and a Level 2 Distinction* in IT and Creative Media.
She is focused on pursuing a career in politics and recently spent a day at Westminster with Hull West and Hessle MP Emma Hardy discussing the impact of climate change on the city and Humber region.
Amaya said: “Since joining Ron Dearing two years ago, I feel I’ve found my place and found my feet.
“The teachers have been really good and the leadership at the school is brilliant.”
Sam Rowan, 16, is preparing for an Aircraft Technician apprenticeship at BAE Systems after achieving a pass in Engineering Systems and Control.
He also achieved seven GCSEs including grade 7 in Physics, grade 6 in Biology, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature and Maths, and grade 5 in Computer Science.
Sam said: “I’m feeling really good about my results.
“I’d like to make a career at BAE and my dad and brother work there too.
“I’m looking forward to the future and I wouldn’t have been able to achieve all this without being a Ron Dearing student. Everyone at the school is so supportive.”
Ellen Walker, 16, achieved a Distinction* in Engineering Design and five GCSEs including grade 9 in Biology and grade 8 in Art and Design, Chemistry, Maths and Physics.
She will now study Maths, Further Maths, Biology and Art at Ron Dearing UTC’s sixth form.
Ellen, who hopes to study a degree in Medicine or Biomedicine after sixth form, said: “I was scared about my results but I’m really happy. Even though I’ve always done well in exams, I was worried.
“But the hard work has paid off and everything has gone well. I’m looking forward to a new challenge in the sixth form.”
Luke Simms, 16, achieved seven GCSEs including grade 8 in English Literature and Maths, grade 7 in Physics, Chemistry and Biology, grade 6 in English Language and grade 5 in Computer Science.
He also achieved a Distinction* in Engineering Design and will go on to study Double Engineering, Physics and Maths in Ron Dearing UTC’s sixth form.
Luke said: “I’m very happy and especially pleased with my Maths grade because it’s my favourite subject.
“The teachers here are excellent and are always there to help you. They go out of their way to give you extra time and encouragement.
“I know I will do well in the sixth form because it’s a great school and everything has gone well so far.”
Kyla Allen, 16, achieved eight GCSEs including grade 9 in English Language and English Literature.
She is returning to Ron Dearing UTC in September to study English Language/Literature, Biology and Chemistry.
Kyla said: “I’m so happy. It’s felt like a long wait this summer to get my results and then when I saw everyone else getting their A-level grades, it made me even more nervous!
“Ron Dearing is a really good school and I couldn’t have achieved the grades I’ve got today without the help of everyone here.
“You build a genuine relationship with every teacher and the learning environment is so positive. I’ve looked forward to coming to school every day and am always motivated to do my absolute best.”
Kearney Stephenson, 16, achieved nine GCSEs including grade 8 in Biology, Chemistry and Fine Art, and a Level 2 Distinction in Creative Media.
She is staying at Ron Dearing for her A-levels to study Biology, English Language and Maths and has ambitions to study Biology or Psychology at university.
Kearney said: “I’m so relieved to have got my results – I can relax a bit now!
“Ron Dearing has been brilliant for me and I’ve had so much help and support from teachers to get the best grades possible.
“I’ve loved Biology in particular and my teacher has been great, which makes such a big difference.”
Norbert Wawrzyniak, 16, achieved nine GCSEs including grade 8 in Chemistry and Physics, and a Level 2 Distinction in IT and Systems Control in Engineering.
He has aspirations to work in the aviation industry in the future and will return to Ron Dearing for his A-levels in September to study Maths and Engineering.
Norbert said: “My interest in planes started when I was a kid. I used to look at them and wonder how those massive things could fly.
“It’s gone from there and now I’m relieved to have got my results and am looking forward to coming back for my A-levels.
“Ron Dearing is a really good school and the teachers are so helpful with whatever you need. It’s definitely the best school I’ve been to and I’m glad I chose to come here.”
Madison Mason, 16, achieved seven GCSEs including grade 9 in English Language, grade 8 in Chemistry, English Literature and Maths, and grade 7 in Biology, Computer Science and Physics, as well as a Distinction* in Engineering Design.
She will now go on to study Engineering, Physics, Maths and potentially Computer Science in Ron Dearing UTC’s sixth form.
Madison, who hopes to secure an apprenticeship with Ron Dearing UTC Founding Partner Spencer Group, said: “I’m really happy with my results and my Chemistry and English Literature grades are a lot higher than I expected.
“The teachers are so invested in us and really supportive. I’m really looking forward to exploring more subjects in sixth form.”
Kobi Toft, 16, achieved a Distinction in Digital Technology and seven GCSEs, including grade 9 in Maths, Biology and Chemistry, grade 8 in English Language, Physics and Computer Science, and grade 7 in English Literature.
He will now go on to study Maths, Physics, Chemistry and potentially Biology in Ron Dearing UTC’s sixth form and is considering becoming a pilot in the future.
Kobi said: “I’m over the moon with my results and they’re better than I expected. I worked really hard and did a lot of revision in preparation for my exams.
“I love being a Ron Dearing student and I’m excited for the sixth form. It’s an amazing school and my grades have gone up since I came here.”
Josh Robson Moore, 16, achieved a Distinction in Creative iMedia and seven GCSEs including grade 9 in Biology, grade 8 in Chemistry, Maths, Physics and English Language and grade 6 in Art and Design and English Literature.
He will study Creative Digital, Biology, Chemistry and Physics at Ron Dearing UTC’s sixth form.
Josh said: “I didn’t know what to expect with my grades but I’m happy.
“Ron Dearing UTC offers a really good range of subjects, especially if you have an interest in a specific area, and the teaching is great.
“I’m looking forward to sixth form and managing my own time around my studies.”
Giacomo Davis, 16, achieved a Distinction* in Engineering Design, GCSE grade 9 in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths and English Literature, grade 8 in English Language and grade 7 in Computer Science.
He will now study Chemistry, Biology, English Language and English Literature at Ron Dearing UTC’s sixth form.
Giacomo said: “I wasn’t expecting my results to be this good and it’s definitely a surprise.
“I had to increase my revision in the last few weeks before the exams and I worked really hard.
“I don’t think I would have achieved these grades without coming to Ron Dearing UTC. It’s a great school and my grades went up as soon as I came here.”