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Wednesday, 12 January 2011
Bolton School Girls' Division has been ranked as the top school
in the North of England and 23rd best school in the country in
this year's government ranking of schools by GCSE results!
The new rankings are based upon the proportion of pupils
achieving the new English Baccalaureate qualification. This
is awarded to pupils attaining A*-C GCSE passes in maths, English,
two science qualifications, a language and geography or
history. Based upon this criteria, 89% (100 of the 112
students) of the year group achieved the minimum of five
A*-Cs in these subjects, which entitles them to the EBacc
qualification. Some independent schools where pupils
undertake the IGCSE, such as Bolton School Boys' Division, did
not feature in the table as the government still refuses to
recognise the qualification.
Headmistress, Mrs Gill Richards, said: "We encourage girls to be
the best that they can be in all that they do so I am naturally
delighted to see their endeavours, and their teachers, recognised
in this ranking. As our pupils undertake GCSE
exams, their results can be directly compared with the
maintained sector and I am pleased to see we are doing
so well! It is important that pupils perform well in
these 'traditional' subjects that are often seen as being
under threat but are vital for the future prosperity of the
country. Whilst we were delighted with our 2010
record-breaking GCSE results, league tables reflect only part
of what we offer as we seek to realise the potential of every pupil
and ensure they are well prepared for successful careers and
Ninety nine per cent of pupils in the Girls' Division gained 5
or more grade A*-C passes and nineteen girls got a minimum of
the full set of 10A*s. Ninety seven per cent of girls
achieved A*-C grades (including English and Maths).
You can view the national league table of schools here.
You can view the Greater Manchester league table here.
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