Colston’s School hits high spots

September 04 2017

Colston’s students have achieved great success in the new, more demanding S-levels and GCSEs as well as in Btecs.

Colston’s students have achieved great success in the new, more demanding S-levels and GCSEs as well as in Btecs.

Thirty eight per cent of  A-level grades were A*/A and 71 per cent A*/B. Twenty two per cent of students achieved AAA or better and 42 per cent ABB or better.

The majority of Colston’s students have secured places on their first or second choice university courses. A number of high-performing students have decided to follow higher level apprenticeships and Colstonians will be joining Rolls-Royce, Dyson and Grant Thornton.

At GCSE, 40 per cent of grades were A or A* or equivalent - including a number of the new highest level 9 for maths and English. Top performers were Ottilie Michelson, with her  six A*s, two 9s and an 8. Anna Catton who got one A*, five As, a 9 and two 7s,  has been awarded a prestigious Arkwright Scholarship for engineering.

Headmaster Jeremy McCullagh said: “The whole year group deserves our plaudits for working so hard under such new and challenging circumstances and for making the most of their academic abilities.

"It is also important to remember that Colston’s students not only achieve great examination results but they learn so much more through the school’s holistic approach to education.”