August 24, 2017

Hard Work Pays off for GCSE Students at Colston’s Girls’ School

Colston’s Girls’ School is celebrating an excellent set of GCSE results in the first year of the new, more demanding exams, with 84% of students achieving a grade 4 or above in English and Maths, one of the highest figures in the West of England.

Six girls each earned two 9 grades – the highest level – reached by only 2% of students nationally. Fourteen students gained a grade 9 in English Literature and seven achieved a grade 9 in Maths. The overall performance in Maths was excellent, with 84% of girls achieving a pass at grade 4 or above.

Among the stunning individual performances, those who earned at least six top grades (A*s and 9s) were Freya Williams, Beth Moorhouse, Lucy Hills, Jemima Langdon, Natasha Rigby, Priya Ubhi, Iona Howells, Emily Bayfield, Emily Hunt, Ellie-J Hague-Barrett and Eva Hennell.

The school is particularly proud of the progress of disadvantaged students, 17 of whom achieved above their targets across all subjects.

A number of subject teams produced outstanding performances: Biology (15 A*s and 21 As); Chemistry (13 A*s and 16 As); Geography (18 A*s and 20 As); History (9 A*s and 17 As) and Physics (8A*s and 22 As).

Principal John Whitehead said: “These results are a reflection of the hard work and dedication of our students, as well as staff. Considering the level of change and the increased challenge over the last two years, these results are a remarkable testament to a year group who showed real emotional depth, resilience and fortitude under pressure. I wish them all great success in their future studies.”