Cotswold Edge Sixth Form



 Press Release: Thursday 17th August 2023


Cotswold Edge’s Students Celebrate A-Level Success!

Cotswold Edge Sixth Form, the consortium of Brimsham Green School, Chipping Sodbury School and Yate Academy, is delighted to celebrate the combined achievements of their Year 13 students, following the release of their examination grades today.

Kim Garland (Headteacher, Brimsham Green School) said, “Students truly deserve their success today – this cohort did not have the opportunity to sit GCSEs as public examinations, and so these A Levels and BTECs feel particularly hard won; students’ resilience has really had to come to the fore.” Katherine Turner (Headteacher, Chipping Sodbury School) added, “Students have been able to study a wide range and an exciting combination of subjects at CEDGE, and the results today testify that  students have really benefitted from this.” Cotswold Edge students are now about
to embark on the next exciting stages of their lives, whether that be taking up university places or beginning apprenticeships. As Natalie Wilcox (Headteacher, Yate Academy) concluded, “Our Year 13 students have worked incredibly hard; the excellent support of their teachers has prepared them well for the next steps of their education and training.”

Cotswold Edge Sixth Form is able to offer wide range of courses, and students are often taught at more than one of the schools, travelling between them on a free bus. We are delighted at the outcomes of this cohort of Sixth Formers, who have been extremely well supported in overcoming the difficulties of lockdowns and other disruptions to their learning, enabling them to focus on fulfilling their goals for their next steps. This has resulted in many not able successes, with students now able to move on to the next stage of their education or career pathways.  These include: Phoebe Ashley, who is pursuing her passion of Drama and Performance Practice at the University of
Gloucestershire, having secured Dist*A*A*A;  James Day (A*/A/A/B) studying Chemical Engineering at University of Nottingham;  Amberley Britton leaves with A*A and a Distinction to pursue a degree in Education at UWE and we are excited for what she will go on to achieve;  Jolie Dyer gained A*A*AB and so will be studying Maths at the University of Bath;  Chelsea Hopson (A*/A*/A/A/A) studying Psychological and Behavioural Sciences at Cambridge University;  David Marasigan achieved ABBC and will read Space Engineering at the University of Bristol;  Mar Palacios Hurtado
who excelled with A*AAAC, and is soon to study Law (with Hispanic Law) at University College, London;  Henry Park (B/B/B/Distinction), pursuing an apprenticeship with Doughty;  Carys Stephenson (A*/A*/A*/A) Biomedical Sciences at The University of Manchester;  twins Charlotte and George Hutchinson who are both joining Southampton University, studying Chemistry and Computer Science respectively – between them, the siblings were awarded five A*s and three As;  Chloe Burgess will study Midwifery at UWE after achieving Dist*Dist*B and Roxy Willis achieved Dist*BC and will also be at UWE studying for a degree in Social Work. The excellent achievements in BTECs continue with Leah Hacker achieving Dist*DistM and James Jancy DDD.

For more information and photographs of Year 13 students on ‘Results Day’, please visit

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 5th October. Full details are available from including the CEDGE prospectus; this can also be accessed via each of the schools’ websites.

Students awaiting their GCSE results prior to registering at Cotswold Edge for September 2023, should collect their results from their home school on Thursday, 24th August; they will already have been contacted regarding the arrangements for enrolment via their school emails.