Pupils, staff and parents are celebrating following an excellent set of results achieved by Colston’s Year 11s.
With this year group experiencing a huge amount of turbulence to their GCSE studies, the headline results demonstrate that Colston’s students have risen to the challenge and once again done very well:
- 58% of grades at 7 to 9
- 22% of students achieved all their grades at 7 or above
Colston’s Headmaster, Mr Jeremy McCullough, said: “Everyone recognises that this examination cycle has been hugely disrupted by the ravages of Covid-19. However, the students and teachers of Colston’s have responded magnificently to every challenge they have faced and we were delighted that, unlike last year, our hard-working examination candidates have had the opportunity to formally demonstrate just how much they have learned during these past two years.
“Through a series of rigorous and stretching assessments, and by examination of portfolios where appropriate, our students have managed to achieve excellent outcomes. Our students always learn much more than the content of examination courses and this is perhaps even more true this year.”
Mr McCullough continued: “We do not believe this cohort have missed out academically, but we do believe they will have picked up a great many other personal qualities, such as resilience and determination, that will stand them in good stead for the future. 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.”