Focused on their plans for the future

Head of Sixth Form and Deputy Headteacher, Phil White, said,

“It is hard to articulate how proud I am of the achievements of these students. To have coped with the trials and uncertainties of the last 18 months is so impressive and a testament to their determination and hard work.

“They have received amazing teaching and support from staff at The Cotswold School. One of the greatest strengths of our community is the excellent teamwork between staff, students and their parents and carers. This year in particular, parents have been instrumental in supporting their children at home and providing the environment they needed to continue their learning. I wish the students who are leaving us to go to university or into employment all the very best.”

Most Year 13 leavers have been at The Cotswold School since Year 7. With the benefit of an outstanding education behind them, they now take the next steps into further study, travel, training and employment.

Those going to university will soon begin degrees in subjects including Natural Sciences, Politics, Mathematics, Sport and Exercise Science, Economics, Chemistry, Psychology, Philosophy, Veterinary Science, Criminology and English. Their destinations include the Universities of Bath, Bristol, Cambridge, Durham, Exeter, Cardiff, Liverpool, Manchester, Oxford and York.

Here are just a few of those results and destinations. Well done to everyone!

  • Lucas Blessley-Smart achieved two A* grades (Mathematics and Further Mathematics) and two A grades (Physics and Computer Science). Along with Robert Dobson, who was awarded four A* grades (Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics), he will study Computer Science (with a work placement) at The University of Bath.
  • Laurie Dale achieved three A*s in Economics, Mathematics and Physics. He also got an A in his Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) which was entitled ‘Why has celebrity endorsement changed over time?’. He will read Economics at The University of Bath.
  • Nell Fithen was awarded two A* grades (English Literature and Fine Art) and an A in History. She will read for a degree in English at The University of York.
  • George Gresley will read History at The University of Oxford, having achieved A* grades in History, English Literature and Psychology at A level, and a grade A in his EPQ, which was an analysis of the post-Brexit referendum novels of seven British writers.
  • Barney Hotten achieved four A*s in Economics, Maths, Further Maths and Physics. Barney will study Economics (with a placement year) at University College London.
  • Yelena Moss, an exceptionally talented artist and linguist, achieved A*s in Fine Art, Textiles and French. She will be studying Performance Design and Film Costume at an Arts University.
  • Ed Parker, outgoing Deputy Head Boy, gained three A*s (Economics, History and English Literature) and an A in German. In his EPQ, Ed focused on the extent to which economic inequality can be successfully tackled by government policy and was awarded an A.
  • Beth Powell, who was Head Girl 2020-21, achieved A* grades in all three of her A levels – Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics – and will be going to The University of Cambridge to study Natural Sciences.
  • Hattie Price and Layla Reed are each beginning a prestigious course in veterinary medicine after achieving three grade A’s apiece. Hattie will study Veterinary Medicine and Surgery at Harper and Keele and Layla will go to the University of Bristol to study Veterinary Science.
  • Emilie Welstead was awarded two A* grades (Psychology, Biology) and an A (Chemistry) and is now looking forward to studying Biological Sciences at Durham University
  • Sara Zamir, who has achieved A* in both Economics and Mathematics and an A in Geography, now goes on to study Economics at The University of Exeter.

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Off to study Economics at UCL
Studying Sport and Exercise Science at University of Bath