Super success for Collegiate

ALMOST three quarters of students sitting A-levels at Collegiate School achieved A* to B grades.

The independent school in Stapleton has hailed its upper sixth results in A-level, BTEC and CTEC exams this year as “excellent”.

The school, formerly known as Colston’s School, said 73% of its candidates A-level grades were awarded at A* to B, with 42% either A* or A.

Among the technical exams sat, 54% of CTEC and BTEC grades were either distinction* or distinction – the equivalent of A* or A at A-level.

A total of 19 students – a quarter of those sitting A-levels – achieved the equivalent of AAA or better, and 89% of university applicants secured their first-choice courses.

Collegiate head Jeremy McCullough said: “Of course it is brilliant when a school’s collective raw results are very good but, as ever, it is the individual success stories that really demonstrate the value of the education a school has provided; it was therefore fantastic to see so many smiling faces at school.

“Our young people have worked very hard, been terrifically well-supported by their teachers and their parents, and have earned a fantastic set of results.

“Our approach has never been to focus solely on education as a means to achieving examination results.

“Our holistic approach to school life means that our young people’s learning extends far beyond the narrow confines of any exam syllabus.

“This cohort have contributed to school life in so many different ways and, in doing so, they will have picked up a great many other personal qualities, such as resilience, determination and kindness. These qualities will stand them in good stead for the future.”