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HARD WORK PAYS OFF FOR GCSE STUDENTS AT COLSTON’S GIRLS’ SCHOOL

Colston’s Girls’ School is celebrating an excellent set of GCSE results in the first year of the new, more demanding exams, with 84% of students achieving a grade 4 or above in English and Maths, one of the highest figures in the West of England. Six girls each earned two 9 grades – the highest level – reached by only 2% of students nationally. Fourteen students gained a grade 9…
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FANTASTIC GCSE RESULTS FOR COLSTON’S STUDENTS

Colston’s students have excelled in this year’s new, and much more demanding, GCSEs. 10% of the papers have been awarded the new top mark of 9 (compared to an expected national figure of 3%) and nearly 40% of all papers were awarded 9 to 7, or A** to A in ‘old money’. This is a really impressive feat that has been achieved through teamwork – students have had to tackle…
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MERCHANTS’ ACADEMY CONGRATULATES STUDENTS ON GCSE RESULTS

Merchants’ Academy in south Bristol is celebrating well deserved GCSE results, earning many students a place in the Academy’s Sixth Form – which only last week announced a record number of A and B grades at A-level, resulting in 92% of students securing university places. Principal Nick Short said: “The students have worked incredibly hard and I am thrilled that so many will go on to study A-levels and BTEC…
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FIRST CLASS A-LEVEL RESULTS FOR COLSTON’S SCHOOL

Colston’s students have again done very well in their Sixth Form studies and have secured impressive A Level and BTEC results. While the headline figures make great reading, every individual grade has been hard fought for and the students deserve huge congratulations for all their hard work over the two year courses. 38% of A Levels were awarded at grades A*/A, 71% of A Levels at grades A*/B and the…
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OUTSTANDING A-LEVEL RESULTS FOR CGS SIXTH FORM

Colston’s Girls’ School (CGS) is celebrating a fantastic set of A-level results with many exceptional individual performances. Three CGS students who all achieved perfect A/A* grades have accepted offers to study at Exeter University: Emma Hilton (A*A*A*A) will read Mathematics; Ellis Deeny (A*A*A and A in the Extended Project Qualification) will read Liberal Arts with study abroad; whilst Emily Craner (A*A*A) will read English. In addition, Georgina Quaife (A*A*A) will…
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MERCHANTS’ ACADEMY SIXTH FORM CELEBRATES A-LEVEL SUCCESS

Students at Merchants’ Academy in Bristol are celebrating a record number of A and B grades at A level, resulting in 92% of students who applied to study at university, accepting a place. Six of those students will be studying at Russell Group universities, reading subjects that include Medicine, Dentistry, History and Spanish to name just a few. 24 students from the south Bristol academy will be pursuing degrees at universities…
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HRH THE PRINCESS ROYAL OPENS DEMENTIA CARE HOME, GRIFFITHS HOUSE

HRH The Princess Royal visited Westbury-on-Trym in Bristol on 15 May 2017 to officially open Griffiths House, an eight-bed specialist dementia home, part of the Cote Charity, whose trustee is the Society of Merchant Venturers. As well as unveiling a commemorative plaque at Griffiths House, the Princess spoke with residents and their families, viewed the tranquil gardens and toured the home-from-home facility – including the onsite hairdressing salon, open-plan cooking…
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CULLUM MCALPINE ELECTED LEADER OF BRISTOL’S SOCIETY OF MERCHANT VENTURERS

Cullum McAlpine has been announced as the new Master of the Society of Merchant Venturers (SMV) – one of the region’s leading philanthropic organisations.  Having spent most of his business in the construction sector in South West England and South Wales, Cullum brings an enormous amount of experience to the leadership role.  The Society has changed a great deal over recent years, becoming significantly more outward facing. Cullum believes there is still…
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Society of Merchant Venturers Celebrates Charter Day

WHAT IS CHARTER DAY? The Society of Merchant Venturers celebrates Charter Day each year on 10th November (or on the closest Monday after the 10th if the 10th falls on a weekend). Charter Day itself commemorates the granting of the Royal Charter by Edward VI in 1552, endorsed by Charles I in 1639. On this day, the new Master of the Society for the ensuing year takes office and together with…
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FAIRLAWN PRIMARY SCHOOL CELEBRATES SUCCESSFUL FIRST YEAR WITH COLOURFUL WALL DISPLAY

The first pupils at Fairlawn School in Montpelier have marked the completion of their reception year by creating a colourful wall hanging that celebrates how they feel about school. The 29 children worked with textile artist Gemma Jones on the project. Each child designed a panel and then transferred the ideas on to a green felt background, using brightly printed fabric scraps, ribbons, buttons and bows. With the help of…
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