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New Records set as School celebrates GCSE Results 2008

Tuesday, 01 July 2008

Boys' Division: Records Tumble

It has been an outstanding year for Bolton School's Boys' Division at GCSE. Records tumbled as the boys registered superb results, well above those achieved by previous cohorts. All boys passed 5A*- C at a record average of 10 subjects each. A new record of 39% of passes were A* and the A* and A percentage leapt to a new high of 74%.

Seven candidates achieved 10A* each, two of them gaining 11A*. A new record of 60 boys, that is half of the year group, gained 9A* and A grades or better.

It has been an exceptional year for an exceptional year group. I was expecting something special, but for them to break six school records, and by some distance, is a testimony to their ability and effort. Well done to them all!
Mr Mervyn Brooker, Headmaster

Girls' Division: 75% of Entries A* or A

The Girls' Division is celebrating another excellent year for GCSE results. Seventy five per cent of entries were graded A* or A and 47 girls, well over a third of the cohort, got at least 10A* and A grades. Eight girls got 10A* each, one of them gaining 11A*.

Every pupil passed at least 5 subjects (including English and Maths) with A*-C grades. The total pass rate at A*-C was 99.5%.

I am delighted. Girls and staff have worked really hard and have achieved an excellent set of results. We are concerned about the marking of one subject and we will probably have this cohort remarked. I would then expect the number of A* and A grades to increase further.
Mrs Richards, Headmistress

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All these pupils got 10 or 11 A* grades

All these pupils got 10 or 11 A* grades

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