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Boys’ Division Tops Local League Tables

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Government league tables of secondary schools ranked by the percentage of pupils achieving 5 A*-C grades, including English and Mathematics, has placed Bolton School Boys’ Division top in the borough. Ninety nine per cent of the 137 boys who received their GCSE results in the summer of 2012 achieved this benchmark. The Girls’ Division was ranked 2nd in the borough with 97% of their pupils making the grade. 

The results pleased Headmaster Mr Philip Britton as national figures this year have shown girls to be outperforming boys at GCSE. ‘Single Sex education allows a focus on academic activity and for boys to develop intellectually at a pace which allows them to achieve their potential. At the same time, at Bolton School, the boys have plenty of opportunities to engage with the girls in a very large range of activities, thus epitomising the ‘Best of Both Worlds’ which we hope to achieve’. 

The boys’ results mean the school has also outperformed all other schools in the surrounding regions of Bury, Blackburn, Blackpool, Oldham, Rochdale, Warrington, Wigan and Salford.

In a separate ranking by EBacc results, the Boys' Division was the fourth highest performing school in the North of England and the Girls' Division was highest.

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Boys' GCSE results have placed them at the top of local school league tables