Pupils, staff and parents are celebrating this morning after Colston’s Upper Sixth delivered an exceptional set of academic and vocational results.
Despite the challenges of 2020, that has seen exams cancelled and pupils out of school since March, the headline statistics demonstrate that Colston’s A-level and BTEC students have once again excelled:
52% of A Level grades were awarded at A*/A.
80% of A Level grades were awarded at A*/B.
90% of BTEC grades were awarded at Starred Distinction / Distinction (the equivalent of A*/A).
Colston’s Headmaster, Jeremy McCullough, said: “Regardless of the surprises that 2020, and more recently Ofqual, have had in store for us, we were not at all surprised to see our brilliant Upper Sixth Formers rewarded with some fantastic grades. They may not have got to sit their actual examinations but their hard work and effort throughout their studies have seen them secure very impressive outcomes.
“I know this cohort have had a pretty tough time of things in 2020, but I am delighted to report that the very great majority of them have earned the grades they need to move on to their chosen university courses or apprenticeships; with 90% earning their place on their first-choice university course.
“We wish them well for their next steps and we still plan to have them back to school for their final farewells once we are able to say congratulations in person.”