SGS College finds a winning formula

SGS College sixth-formers are celebrating a strong set of results in A-levels and BTECs, with an impressive 70% of students attaining grades A*-C. 

Many students made outstanding progress at the college in Filton. Notable successes were seen in Maths (40% A*/A), Further Maths (67%A*/A) and Criminology (93% A*-C), with A*s across many other subjects. The overall pass rates were also strong, with (98%) achieving their full qualifications. There was also excellent performance in the newest BTEC course, Forensics and Criminal Investigations, with six from 10 achieving Distinctions.

Sixteen students achieved  all A*s and As and many are poised to enter Russell Group universities. 

SGS Sixth students pursue a range of extracurricular activities, with access to over 30 Academies and professional-level sports facilities. This has bred success stories such as Isobel Patel,  who has secured a professional contract at Western Storm and has dreams of becoming one of the country’s leading female cricket players. She leaves college having achieved A*, A, B in PE, Biology and Chemistry and is studying Sport and Medical Science. Many others have benefited from additional activities outside of the classroom, with Maths and Science Clubs, STEM lectures, and university trips.   

Head of SGS Sixth (Pastoral), Gary Parsons, said: “Our students’ achievements are a testament to their hard work and dedication, as well as the tireless efforts of our teachers. SGS Sixth takes immense pride in providing a nurturing environment enabling students to flourish academically and personally.”

Head of SGS Sixth (Academic), Becky Riddell, also praised the staff:  “I am profoundly grateful to each member of our dedicated staff at SGS Sixth. As we celebrate the achievements of our students, it is important to acknowledge the commitment, support, and professionalism our staff has demonstrated this academic year; the late nights, extra revision sessions and countless 1-2-1s have been the bedrock upon which our students’ success stories have been built.”

Among the high performers is Bryce Gapper, who will study Maths at Warwick University after securing A* grades in A-Level Mathematics, Physics and Further Mathematics. He was a participant in the college’s Honours Programme, designed to foster a deeper understanding of subjects and encourage critical thinking.

Bryce comments: “I have loved studying here. I really like my teachers they are so kind and supportive. I have particularly enjoyed studying whilst doing the rugby academy and I would recommend the programme to anyone wanting to play sport whilst studying.”

Erin Martin secured a Distinction* in her Forensics Diploma and will pursue the subject at the University of Derby.

She said: “I have really enjoyed it here. Forensics is really fun and undertaking this course has confirmed the career route and university course I would like to take. I am nervous but excited to start university and I am so please and relieved with my results. “