Students Celebrate A-Level Success

Students at Chipping Sodbury School are yet again celebrating some exceptional examination results this summer following the release of their examination grades. Katherine Turner (Headteacher, Chipping Sodbury School) said, “We are delighted that our Sixth Form students are able to progress to their chosen destinations, including university, apprenticeships and work. We know they will carry the skills they have acquired with them and experiences such as Duke of Edinburgh, Greenpower and the Extended Project Qualification will prepare them well for their lives beyond school. This cohort of students have coped so well with the numerous additional hurdles they have had to manage and it is to their credit that they have done so well.  Staff have worked tirelessly to support our young people; it is a credit to all students and staff that their efforts and achievements have been rewarded.”


This year, 67% of students have achieved the top A*-B grades or a Distinction*/Distinction in their BTEc courses with 77% achieving A*-C grades or a Distinction*/Distinction in their BTEc courses.  Many A* and A grades have been achieved by our students.  There is a strong track record of students achieving highly at Chipping Sodbury School and moving to their destination of choice, many of whom will progress to the top universities in the country or pursue exciting apprenticeships with outstanding employers including Doughty.


We are thrilled that many of our students are moving on to some excellent universities, including Cambridge, alongside those who are pursuing apprenticeships with a number choosing a gap year.  This is a testament not only to their incredible hard work but also the excellent support and exceptional teaching at Cotswold Edge.  Chelsea Hopson achieved 2 x A* and 3 x A grades and is off to Cambridge University to study Psychological and Behavioural Sciences, Carys Stephenson achieved 3 x A*/A grades and is off to Manchester to study Biomedical Sciences, James Day has been awarded A*/A/A/B and will study Chemical Engineering at University of Nottingham, Josh Hodey achieved 3 x A grades plus a B and C grade and will start at Portsmouth to study Computer Games Art, Crystal Haas will go to Southampton University to study Psychology with her excellent A*/A/A/B grades.  Many other students achieved the top grades of A*/A/B/C:  Heidi Collins-Beckett A/A/B/B, Jess Dale A*/B/B, Alex Elliott A/B/B/C, Theo Fitzhugh A/B/B/B, Jessica Hopson A/B/B/B/B, Lloyd John B/B/B/C, Thomas Lewis Distinction*/Distinction/B/C, Kia Morris A/B/B, Henry Park B/B/B/Distinction, George Smith A/C/C, Beth Wren 3 x Distinction, Cody Batten double distinction and Grace Fyfe Distinction*/Distinction.


We wish all our students the very best as they embark on the next chapter; they have been a delightful year group throughout the school and it is with a huge amount of pride that the staff of the school say goodbye to each of them.


Looking ahead, students who are currently studying GCSEs and will be entering Sixth Form in September 2024 are invited to attend Cotswold Edge Open Evening, on Thursday, 5 October. This event will provide an insight into the academic, pastoral and social benefits of studying at our Sixth Form. Full details of how to join us online will be available on the school’s website, where you can also find the Cotswold Edge prospectus.  It is clear that students who study in our Sixth Form do achieve very highly.


Year 5 and 6 students who are at the very beginning of their prospective journeys into secondary education are warmly invited to find out what makes Chipping Sodbury School such an outstanding school to learn, thrive and excel by attending our Open Evening on Thursday 14 September.


Students awaiting their GCSE results prior to registering at Cotswold Edge for September 2023, will be able to have further conversations on Thursday 24th August and enrol for their chosen courses.  If you have studied elsewhere for Year 11 but are keen to join us, please contact cotswoldedgeadmin@brimsham.com for further details. There are still places available to students who are undecided about their next steps, and all students are welcome, regardless of where they studied in Year 11.