Colston’s students make the grade in new-style GCSE examinations

Just one week after a fantastic set of A-level results, Colston’s students and staff are again celebrating after Year 11 students excelled in the new-style GCSE examinations. The headline statistics were impressive with 37% of students achieving the equivalent of straight As or better, 54% of grades awarded at a 9 to 7 (equivalent to A* to A under the old grading system) and 99% of students achieving five or more 9 to 4 grades including Maths and English.

Colston’s is proud of its commitment to inspiring scientists of the future through a variety of forward-thinking initiatives, including the celebrated Nano X Project run in conjunction with the University of Bristol. A commitment to excellence in the STEAM area was evident in the triple science results, where 47% of students obtained the top 9 grade in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. An impressive 90% of triple science candidates obtained grades 9 to 7 (equivalent to A* to A) across all three subjects.

There were many success stories at Colston’s today, including Asha, who achieved a clean sweep of grade 9s across all of her subjects. As few as 200 students in the country are expected to achieve this feat. A number of Colston’s pupils achieved an almost perfect set of results and many others surpassed their own expectations.

There were excellent results for English Literature and Geography candidates with 57% and 70% of candidates achieving grades 9-7 respectively and for Business Studies students where 55% of grades were awarded at an A* to A grade.

Headmaster, Jeremy McCullough, said; “This is the hardest set of GCSE courses that students and teachers have had to prepare for and the fact that Colston’s students have excelled themselves is great testament to the hard work from all concerned. Of course, we are delighted for the students who have achieved the top grades, but Colston’s strives to create an environment where each student can be the best version of themselves, therefore we are just as pleased with the 6s and 7s where those grades are the best results an individual could achieve. We look forward to welcoming the students back in September to begin their Sixth Form studies with us. Well done to all.”