Students find a winning formula

Published on: 25 Aug 2017

THE departing head girl and boy from Colston’s School are both set to study chemical engineering.

Francesca James achieved four A* grades in chemistry, physics, mathematics and further mathematics and is headed to Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge while Harvey Morgan is going to the University of Nottingham. 

Most Colston’s students have secured places on their first or second choice degree courses, many with Russell Group universities. Meanwhile a number of high-performing students have secured higher level apprenticeships. The school is delighted that Colstonians will be joining Rolls-Royce, Dyson and Grant Thornton. 

It is also confident that Colston’s School’s innovative Future Leaders employability programme and sixth-formers’ study for Extended Project Qualifications has put students in strong positions to make the most of their next steps. 

The 2017 A-level and BTEC results were impressive: 38 per cent of A levels were awarded at grades A*/A, 71 per cent at grades A*/B and the pass rate was 100 per cent. Twenty two per cent of students achieved AAA or better and 42 per cent ABB or better. 

Headmaster Jeremy McCullough said: “While it is inevitable that some of the headlines will be grabbed by the very high scoring candidates, we take great pleasure in each student’s grades being the best that they can be for that individual. It is also very important to us that these young people will have learned so much more at school than how to pass exams. We wish them all the very best for the future.”

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