Celebrations as students get their A-level and GCSE results

August 31 2017

COTSWOLD Edge Sixth Form said many students performed better than expected when this year’s A-level results were published.

COTSWOLD Edge Sixth Form said many students performed better than expected when this year’s A-level results were published.

The consortium (CEDGE) of Brimsham Green School, Chipping Sodbury School and Yate Academy gave pupils the chance to study a wide range of subjects.

Kim Garland, head of Brimsham Green, said: “I am thrilled that the partnership working of our three schools has enabled so many students to exceed their expected grades.

“Brimsham Green students’ performance is exceptional and attainment and progress are the highest ever.”

She said of the A-level students, six had been given unconditional offers for university but it didn’t stop them striving for top grades.

Gareth Millington, head of Chipping Sodbury School, said: “Students have been able to study a wide range and an exciting combination of subjects at CEDGE and the results testify that students have really benefited from this.

“We are very proud of our students’ A-level results and have again seen an improvement in our results from previous years.

“Our students have secured their places at a wealth of universities, including Cambridge, Bristol, Exeter, University of the West of England and Cardiff.”

Paul Skipp, principal of Yate Academy, said: “Our year 13 students have worked with determination and made superb progress. The excellent support of their teachers has prepared them well for further study.”

As well as taking up university places, a number of the CEDGE students are set to start apprenticeships.

Meanwhile, Brimsham Green’s GCSE pupils achieved a record-beating 63 per cent attaining at least five “standard” passes, including in English and mathematics.

Ms Garland said: “In this turbulent year of changing examinations and grading systems, I am particularly delighted that students have excelled.

“English and maths results were consistently good and 74 per cent of all students gained a “standard” pass in these subjects.”

Chipping Sodbury School reported 67 per cent of its exam students gaining five or more higher grade passes - 58 per cent where English and maths were included.

Mr Millington said “I am particularly pleased with these results as once again teachers and students have had to cope with further changes and a hardening up of the national exam system.”