It's a record year at CGS Sixth Form

August 24 2018
It's a record year at CGS Sixth Form

STUDENTS from Colston’s Girls’ School are heading to some leading universities after an excellent set of A-level results.

Two girls have places at Oxford: Danlei Zhu (A*A A A and A* EPQ) who will read Mathematics and Computer Science and Chantelle Richter (A*A*A and A* EPQ ) who will read Law with French Law.

Other high performers include Naomi Richter (A*A*A and A in EPQ), Olivia Wright (A*A*A) who will study Mathematics at Nottingham; Carla Hennell (A*AA) who will do Psychology at Bristol; Kristina Brocklebank (AAA) who will study Physics with Astronomy at Southampton and Chelsea Kent (AAA) who will read Law at Exeter.  Shumyia Janib-Ali and Holly Kaur will both read Medicine at Bristol University.

Head student Zainab Adelopo (A*A*A), from Horfield, is going to UCL to read Law with Hispanic Law while Isabelle Jinadu (A*AA) from Redland will do Combined Honours in Social Sciences at Durham.

Zainab, who came to the UK from Nigeria at the age of six  and did her GCSEs at Redland High, said: “I have loved my time here. Everyone has been really supportive and I have made great friends. I have worked with the head student team to introduce some changes, including making the Commemoration Service more about the students. We took part in an Identity project, about how each of us brings something different to the school and how as a student body we are connected.   can't wait to move to London. I love the international feel of it and how multicultural it is. I am buzzing!”

Isabelle, who joined  CGS Sixth Form from Bristol Cathedral Choir School, said: “I had a very smooth transition to sixth form. Everyone was very welcoming. I am very excited about going to uni.”

CGS has improved on its previous best performance in terms of the number of students achieving perfect A/A* grades. This year more than 20% of all results are A or A*.

Head of Sixth Form Kerry McCullagh said: ‘I am so delighted with this outstanding set of results. While I am massively impressed with the exceptional achievements of those with perfect A/A*s, I am just as proud of those students who made massive progress in the Sixth Form, for example Amara Jimenez Canizares, who smashed her target grades with ABB and a B in EPQ and will read Psychology with Biology at Newcastle University.’

The success comes at an exciting time for CGS, an academy in Venturers Trust, which is sponsored by the University of Bristol and the Society of Merchant Venturers. 

It is opening a new co-educational sixth form, to be known as V6, in September.