Colston’s students, staff and families are delighted by this year's A level examination results. 36% of A levels were awarded at A* or A grades, 33% of candidates gained two or more A*/A grades and one in four Colstonians achieved the equivalent of straight A grades or better.
Headmaster, Jeremy McCullough said: “These grades are the reward for a great deal of hard work from pupils and staff. Well done everyone."
Almost all Upper Sixth Form leavers gained places at their first choice universities. Notable individual successes include:
Elliot Bloom, Josh Callaway and Alex Logan all achieved better than straight A grades to secure places to study English at Exeter, History at Warwick and Natural Sciences at Bath respectively. Similar success was enjoyed by Saba Hussain (Medical Sciences, Exeter), Lydia Pike (Biomedical Science, Birmingham), Hannah Sabine (Psychology, Exeter), Ben Solly (Mathematics, Warwick), Luke Wilmott (Psychology, UCL), Naz Armaghani (Psychology, UWE) and Nawamin Panyapiean (Biochemistry, Newcastle).
AS results were also very positive with nearly one in every three results in the top A grade bracket. 56% of students gained at least one A and 23% earned two or more top grades. Particular congratulations to Courtney Chappell, Billy Diamond, Francesca James, Prag Khanal, Natasha Okoye and Weronika Razmus who all swept the board with A grades.
There were also noteworthy achievements amongst those students taking BTEC qualifications. Toby Shiu’s double Distinction gains him a place at Nottingham Trent, Joe Grant’s starred Distinction - a place at Cardiff Metropolitan and Tom Fisher’s double starred Distinction and A grade in A level Geography - a place at Bath University.