The Cotswold School is in celebration mode after achieving ‘exceptional’ GCSE results.

Students arrived from 9am this morning to collect their results, with 83 per cent of pupils achieving the benchmark of five or more 9-4 grades, including maths and English.

Meanwhile, 41 per cent of all grades were marked at 9-7, the top range.

Principal, Will Morgan, said: “I am delighted for these young people, who were among those facing the first round of formal examinations after the disruptions of the pandemic.

“They handled their learning, revision and exams with maturity and commitment.

“These exceptional GCSE results demonstrate the quality of teaching and support that the school has consistently provided and the determination and resilience of our students.

“These achievements build on the excellence reflected in last week’s A level results, which saw our students gain some of the best results in Gloucestershire.”

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Cotswold Journal: 41 per cent of all grades were marked 9-741 per cent of all grades were marked 9-7

Two of the highest performing students were Orla McMahon and Reuben West, who both achieved grade 9 in nine subjects.

 Cheska Vasquez, Matilda Milner, Oscar Bowen, and Tia Whitmore all achieved grade 9 in eight subjects while Bertie Anthony, Honour Mountford and William Morrison all achieved the top grade in seven of their subjects.

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Stuart Smith, deputy headteacher, added: “It is incredible to think of the challenges that young people in particular have experienced over the last couple of years.

“As a school, we go above and beyond, to prepare and support everyone in their learning and we are immensely proud of these students’ achievements. 

“Whether staying with us into Sixth Form – which the vast majority of our students plan to do – or moving to colleges or apprenticeships, they have a strong basis from which to take their next steps.”

Cotswold Journal: Headteacher Will Morgan was delighted with the 'exceptional' resultsHeadteacher Will Morgan was delighted with the 'exceptional' results