Examinations Results 2017
This year, Cotham School, as part of the North Bristol Post 16 Centre, is once again proudly celebrating the significant number of our students who have achieved top grades in A level and BTEC qualifications. Across the Centre an amazing 27% of students achieved A/A* grades, 55% of students achieved A*-B grades, 83% achieved grades of A*-C and our overall pass rate was 99%. The number of students achieving top grades has increased this year and these headlines are all above national averages. Alongside A Level successes, we have seen continued excellence from our BTEC provision, where over 75% of students gained grades of merit, distinction or distinction*.
Cotham is a truly comprehensive 11-19 school and we are extremely proud of the exemplary progress our young people make, often from modest starting points. Many of our students have achieved these exceptional outcomes in the face of personal challenges and/or whilst making significant social contribution through volunteering and advocacy pursuits. Our staff work relentlessly to support and empower students as they strive towards aspirational ambitions. We celebrate, not just an excellent set of A Level results, but the latest group of rounded, resilient and equipped young people who are about to take their next steps into the world.
This year we have seen a 100% pass rate in over 26 subjects across the centre, with 42 students achieving A*-A’s in 3 or more of their A-levels. Outstanding information advice and guidance has supported our young people in making informed and ambitious choices for their futures, through successful university, apprenticeship and employment applications. The vast majority of UCAS applicants have successfully secured their first choice courses at universities, many of which are institutions in the Russell Group. We offer particular congratulations to Carlos, who will be reading Music at Cambridge and Laura and Betty, who will be reading Geography and Languages, respectively, at Oxford University. These are just a few of our young people who worked, with tireless focus, to make exceptional progress during their time at Cotham School.
The greatest pride in these outcomes is in seeing our students, who have challenged themselves throughout their educational journey and set high and healthy expectations, having those efforts rewarded. We share in their celebrations and wish them every possible success for the future as they step out to take their place in the world; we have no doubt that these results are just the opening chapter for the truly successful and substantial lives each one of them will go on to lead.