Outstanding GCSE Results for students of Elstree UTC

Well wow!

Year 11s of 2016, thank you, well done and congratulations.  We expected lots from you and you have delivered.  You should be so proud of yourselves.  A summary of our results would be simply up, up, up!

We are thrilled to report some massive improvements and stand out GCSE results:

  • 78% of students achieved A* - C in Maths (up 30% from last year)

  • 74% of students achieved A* - C in English (up 24% from last year)

  • 63% of students achieved A* - C in Science (up 22% from last year)

  • 81% of students achieved A* - C in Media Studies (up 12% from last year)

  • 79% of students achieved A* - C in Film Studies (up 21% from last year)

  • 78% of students achieved A* - C in Drama (up 21% from last year)

  • 71% of students achieved A* - C in Photography (up 12 % from last year)

  • 68% of students achieved A* - C in English Literature (same as last year)


  • 90% of students achieved Distinction* to Pass in Specialist Production Makeup

  • 87% of students achieved Distinction* to Pass in Light and Sound Technology

  • 86% of students achieved Distinction* to Pass in Costume Design

57% of Elstree UTC students achieved 5 GCSEs at A* - C including English and Maths, which is 22% more than last year.

Elstree UTC is so proud to report such good GCSE results for 2016.  They are truly up, up, up and represent some of the best improvements nationally.  There has been a lot of change this year, new leadership, new curriculum model and a relentless focus on high-quality teaching, learning and student achievement.   It is therefore absolutely brilliant to announce such considerable improvements.  

Our Maths and English departments deserve a special mention.  Maths saw a 30% increase on last year and English saw an increase of 24% in the number of students achieving A* - C.

Our specialist subjects of Media Arts, Film Studies and Production Technology also performed really well along with Photography and Drama. As a university technical college specialising in the creative entertainments industry, it is so important that we are performing well in these specialist subjects and we are.

Since I started leading Elstree UTC, friends, family and indeed officials in the department for education and our educational trusts have asked me about my work. I have always answered by describing EUTC as a college full of tremendous potential; an exciting opportunity, a different type of education with so much to offer… I can now say with authority that Elstree UTC is successful.  EUTC has been a vibrant and exciting college since it opened… our students and staff know that EUTC is innovative and creative.  We can now show with confidence that this college also facilitates and supports its students to achieve their potential and succeed in both core subjects like Maths, English and Science and specialist subjects like Media, Film and Production Art. We continue to be different from traditional schools, we are committed to our innovative and creative Culture and our potential is being realised.  

I would like to wish all our students sincere congratulations in their sterling efforts to realise these pleasing accomplishments.  I must also extend my thanks to the teaching team at Elstree UTC who have worked so hard to resource these results for their students. Thank you also to the parents and families of our students for all their support.

Today is not only results day, it is enrolment day for our sixth form too. I look forward to welcoming our students into the sixth for where their journey of success and specialist achievement can continue.

Enjoy the remaining summer.

Chris Mitchell
Principal EUTC

Chris Mitchell