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BSRIA comments on A Level resultsAugust 2016

Julia Evans OBE, Chief Executive, BSRIA
BSRIA has commented on the country’s A Level results.

Skilled engineering graduates are essential to BSRIA and the industry workforce of tomorrow. The construction sector’s demand for suitable skilled workers is paramount. However, it’s clear that A Levels, TechBacc programmes and apprenticeships are all vital.

Julia Evans, Chief Executive, BSRIA, said: “BSRIA is encouraged that there has been an increase in students taking maths over arts subjects. Learning the STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects forms the building blocks of a career in engineering and construction. Lose this and you lose the very foundation of this discipline.

Our economy relies on students progressing to engineering.

BSRIA acknowledges the hard work and achievement of those receiving today’s A Level and AS Level results and congratulates all students for their grades. All of which is good news for the science subjects and the future of engineering.

It was especially encouraging to see applications to study chemical engineering at university have increased this year – applications to study this at the University of Bath shot up by 50 per cent this year – with computer science courses also high in demand. A record number of students have got into university overall too which is excellent news.”

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