Colston’s School GCSE students are rewarded for their excellent effort

Pupils, staff and parents are celebrating this morning after Colston’s students delivered an exceptional set of GCSE results.

Despite the challenges of 2020, that has not only seen exams cancelled, pupils out of school since March and a late U-turn in how results were to be awarded, the headline statistics demonstrate that Colston’s GCSE students have been properly rewarded for all their hard work. 55% of grades are 7 to 9 and 30% of students achieved all their grades at 7 or above.

Colston’s Headmaster, Jeremy McCullough, said: “This has been a very difficult year for this cohort, but they have responded brilliantly to everything that Covid-19 and Ofqual have thrown at them.

“We were confident that we knew our students really well and would be in a strong position to ascribe centre assessment grades that would closely reflect those they would have achieved had they been able to sit their exams. We are therefore comfortable that these impressive grades reflect their huge endeavours in the classroom and at home during lockdown.

“Of course, our students achieve far more than impressive exam results, but today we are happy to say well done to them for everything they have achieved.

“We look forward to welcoming the majority of students back in September as they begin their Sixth Form journey with us, and we are excited to be joined by a strong cohort of candidates from other schools. We look forward to having the opportunity to say congratulations to all of them in person in September.”