Bishop Cotton School – Shimla, Celebrates Board Results

Shimla: The Director of Bishop Cotton School, Shilma, one of the oldest boys schools in Asia, has congratulated the boys on their Board exams results in an unprecedented year.

Simon Weale said today “Many congratulations to Class X (ICSE) and Class XII (ISC) who have now received their provisional board marks. In this unprecedented year many results have had to be calculated using a formula, but the spirit of the boys has nevertheless prevailed and they now confidently face the next exciting stage of their lives.

Of course, when Bishop Cotton founded the school in 1859, he did not set out to develop boys for a percentage score but rather for their character – their values, principles, conviction and actions. This holistic approach continues today and is why Old Cottonians do so well when they leave school. As such we are sure the Class of 2020 more than match up to their illustrious predecessors.”

The adventure really begins now for Class XII as they look to start university courses in a wide variety of destinations not only across India, but also potentially in Australia, USA, Canada and the UK.

BCS Senior boys at their leaver’s Dinner with the Director, Mr Simon Weale

In the ISC exams, Curzon House stole the laurels with Shreyash Kumar emerging as the top performer. A talented cricketer and an enthusiastic singer, his experiences should serve him in good stead as he approaches the NEET exams and a career in Medicine where his people skills will be essential. Piyush Bhagat who joined the school for Sixth Form showed this is no bar to success by being placed second overall.

Jishan Padda, House Captain of Lefroy, will take the experiences of being a nationally ranked marksman and accomplished actor with him to university as he studies Journalism and Mass Communication.

Head boy Gurpartap Singh Bhatti, after a stellar career at BCS where he has thrived in sport and outdoor adventure and was elected to the Spartan Club, is now preparing for his law exams. He said recently ‘My school has made me a much better version of myself by increasing my confidence and by making me realise my hidden talents and qualities’.

Class X boys on their way to their exams in March before the lockdown closed the school

In Class X, the overall average was the second highest ever percentage and there were notable performance improvements in Science, History and Geography. The two joint toppers are from Rivaz House. Udit Jain, is an accomplished debater and will bring his organization, flair and confidence to bear as he joins the Commerce stream and Saksham Virmani is hoping to pursue a career in Computing. A national level basketball player he has also freely given his time volunteering in our non-formal centre. He is a credit to his family and the school. Raghav Khurana, a topper from Ibbetson, is another multiple prize winner, with hopes of becoming an engineer.


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