The Cotswold School announced that the Sixth Form examination results achieved by students this summer have once again been outstanding.

Over one-third of all A Level grades were awarded at A* or A

Two-thirds of all A Level grades were awarded at A*, A or B

Fourteen Cotswold School students (12% of the cohort) achieved an impressive three or more A* or A grades

Will Morgan, Principal, said: “These figures maintain the strong examination performance of The Cotswold School students and I am delighted to see such high A Level grades achieved again this year. These new linear A Level examinations are tough and our students and staff have risen to the challenge. It is brilliant to see such a high proportion of top grades and to see the great progress that our students have made throughout their time at The Cotswold School. I am extremely proud of the staff, the students and their families who have all had a key part to play in this success. These results will open some fascinating and exciting doors to higher education and careers.”

Phil White, Deputy Principal and Head of Sixth Form said: “Congratulations to all our students for their excellent examination results. It is wonderful to see so many happy faces of the students, parents and teachers this morning. They have worked extremely hard for these grades. As well as the very positive A Level results, we have seen a significant improvement in the AS Level results this year, so well done to our Year 12s too, who are well positioned to achieve great things next year. Along with our new £2 million Sixth Form Centre and teaching facilities, 2018 has been an exciting year for our School.”

Around half of all Year 13 students will further their studies at Russell Group Universities, including students progressing to Oxbridge. Coupled with some excellent apprenticeship offers and gap year experiences, The Cotswold School students can look forward with optimism to the years ahead. The diverse range of subjects which the students will go on to study is a testament to the School’s broad academic curriculum and consistent high quality of teaching.

Phil White concludes: “Students don’t just achieve high grades without having to overcome many challenges along the way. These young people can now look forward to beginning their university courses, apprenticeships or employment. The Cotswold School has given them a superb educational start in life.”