Engineering students at Woodham Academy achieved record results with this summer’s exams.
Not only was the pass rate 100%, but students overall gained one and a half grades above similar students nationally.
Woodham Academy engineering teacher, Peter Groves, attributes students’ success to the rich and engaging curriculum in engineering.
Every term during the three-year course, students visit engineering plants or take part in a masterclass led by engineers from local companies.
Recent visits include Husquvana, Gestamp, Nissan UK and Ardmore Craig, allowing students to compare how theory is put into practice in a range of settings.
The school’s strong links with a range of companies allows all students to complete a work experience placement in line with their career aspirations.
The school’s head teacher, Christine Forsyth, said, “Engineering is at the heart of the economy in Newton Aycliffe. We are proud that students leave us with the qualifications required to take up apprenticeships or to pursue higher qualifications and to develop their careers.
“This year’s superb engineering results, together with above national pass rates in both mathematics and English, puts Woodham students at the front of the jobs queue.”