Former Thornbury head teacher celebrates twin sons' outstanding GSCE results
A FORMER Thornbury deputy headteacher had cause to celebrate after his twin sons headed the field at Colston's School in Bristol with some outstanding GCSE results.
Nicholas Smart gained 11 straight A*s and he and his twin brother Robert amassed 15 A*s, 1 A and 6 Bs between them.
In the background was their elder brother Andrew, whose A-level results the week before had secured a place at Leicester University to read Economics.
All three, who are from Downend in South Gloucestershire, have been at Colston’s since Year 7, and just to add to the family theme their father Stuart became Head of Colston’s Lower School a year ago after seven years as deputy head of Gillingstool Primary School in Thornbury.
It was a strong all round performance by GCSE candidates at Colston’s, with 54 per cent of papers graded A*-A, 86 per cent A*-B and 96 per cent A*-C.
"I am very pleased with our strong showing at GCSE," said headmaster Peter Fraser. "It reflects the strong partnership between our staff and pupils – a notable strength of Colston’s."
Nine candidates gained their 11 passes at A*-A. They were among a total of 22 students awarded five or more A*s.
The sciences also continue to be a strength at Colston’s with A*-A grades in 71 per cent of the physics papers, 70 per cent of chemistry and 68 per cent of biology.
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