The Cotswold School announces another year of remarkable GCSE results.

  • 80% of students achieved the benchmark of five or more 9-4 grades, including Mathematics and English
  • 35% of all grades are 9-7
  • 34 students gained grades 9-7 in eight or more of their GCSEs
  • 45% of students achieved the EBacc Award, which represents achievement in the most rigorous GCSE subjects. This 45% result is well above the national average and continues the success rate of students studying and achieving the EBacc at The Cotswold School.

Mr Morgan, Principal comments“At a time of huge change in the GCSE syllabus and examinations*, our ethos, ‘the pursuit of academic excellence and individual achievement within a caring community’, could not be truer this year. We believe each individual can achieve, and should have an opportunity to do so and I am delighted for so many students who have shown real resilience and sheer hard work to gain well deserved and outstanding awards. This year’s set of results truly reflect our school-wide commitment to teaching and learning excellence and our dedication to the individual. Well done.”

Individual Highlights

  • Barney Hotten achieved eight grade 9s, one grade 8 and an A in the Additional Mathematics Qualification
  • Bethan Powell gained seven grade 9s, one grade 8 and one grade 7
  • Robert Dobson earned five grade 9s, one grade 8, two grade 7s and an A in the Additional Mathematics Qualification
Barney, Bethan and Robert.

Mr Smith, Head of Key Stage 4 and Assistant Principal comments, “These results demonstrate the remarkable resilience of the students to achieve fantastic results. I’m incredibly proud that so many have performed extremely well and I’m delighted that all their hard work has paid off and they can progress to their next chosen paths, mostly staying on to the Sixth Form here at The Cotswold School. Our commitment to pastoral care has once again supported students on what can be a challenging year. I believe this success is through creating even stronger and closer links with parents and the school through regular communications and updates.

Behind these fantastic headlines, what I’m also proud of are those individual students who have overcome some personal challenges and who have achieved GCSE awards with the help of dedicated support of staff who have gone the extra mile for all of our students and who should be proud of today’s results. Thank you to parents, staff and well done to the class of 2019!”

*The 2019 GCSE examination results are the first for all subjects graded on a 9-1 scale