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Engineering future looking bright at academy

By Uttoxeter Post and Times  |  Posted: August 16, 2014

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A ROCESTER academy has said farewell to another year of pupils – many of them in a good position for a career in engineering.

The JCB Academy, in Mill Street, said it is really pleased that all pupils entered for engineering programmes achieved good outcomes demonstrating their technical and academic skills.

The school results found that 84 per cent of its pupils on the challenging Oxford, Cambridge and RSA (OCR) Advanced programme gained A* to C grades and this puts them in a 'great position to take up vital careers in engineering'.

Physics saw more than 60 per cent of pupils achieving A* to B grades in the science in their A -levels.

Jim Wade, the principal at JCB Academy, told the Post and Times: "We are delighted that so many of our pupils have achieved the grades needed to go on to university and employment.

"Our links with partner organisations ensure that pupils learn both theory and how to apply this in a real context. This will set them up for their future careers."

At the academy 97 per cent of all pupil entries were at a pass or better with 68 per cent of all entries being A* to C grades.

Following the A-Level results, Chris Plant, director of Burton and District Chamber of Commerce, said a link between education, such as the one at the academy, is something that is needed.

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