Outstanding BTEC results at the ECUTC Details Thursday, 18 August 2016 100% pass rate in Engineering, Construction and Business. 88% pass rate across all subjects including STEM. Outstanding BTEC results at the ECUTC. The UTC is delighted to announce outstanding BTEC results in Engineering for year 13. Out of a cohort of 30 students studying the BTEC level 3 in Engineering 100% passed. 87.5% achieved a merit or above and a staggering 60% achieved the highly prized distinction grading - an equivalent of an A at A level. 4 students achieved the maximum award of a triple Distinction Star (D*). This is the equivalent of three A*'s at A-Level. (Please see picture). The UTC would like to recognise the contribution of its key partners GEN2 and Lakes College West Cumbria towards achieving these amazing outcomes for our students. We are extremely proud of them. Interim Principal John Ferguson said "I'm delighted at the outstanding achievement of our students, which is testimony to their enthusiasm, dedication and hard work. Credit must also be attributed to our superb staff for their high quality of teaching and their continued commitment to the students of the Energy Coast UTC." Principal Designate Cherry Tingle said "I would like to offer my congratulations to students and staff for these fantastic Engineering results. I am looking forward to working with everyone at the UTC from September". Mike Smith OBE - Chief Executive Officer at Gen2 said "I'm delighted with the performance of our Year 13 UTC Engineering students, which reflects their enthusiasm, commitment and hardwork over the past two years. It is also a testament to the outstanding quality of the teaching and learning that the partnership between the UTC and Gen2 has achieved, which I'm sure will continue to grow from strength to strength in the coming years." Chris Nattress - Principal at Lakes College said "These results are a fantastic achievement for both the students and staff at the Energy Coast UTC and I congratulate them all on their success. I am delighted that the dedication and commitment shown by all partners over the year has enabled such a positive outcome and I look forward to continued success as we move into the new academic year." (LEFT - RIGHT)Kurt Chastney (moving on to study a 4 year degree at Northumbria University in Quantity Surveying), Natalie Deacon (applied for apprenticeships with several companies), Ms Cherry Tingle (ECUTC Principal Designate) and Sam Moore (moving on to do a Project Management Apprenticeship at Sellafield Ltd).