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Thursday, 15 August 2013
Boys have been celebrating outstanding A level results; 76.1% of results were A*, A or B, which is an improvement on the previous year. Overall, students in the Boys’ Division achieved a 99.4% pass rate with just under half of the grades awarded being A* or A and 89.1% of grades being at C or above.
Six in ten students in the Boys’ Division at Bolton School achieved grades of at least ABB, which will allow them to access the most selective universities and the most competitive courses.
Four boys achieved 3 or more A* grades. They were: Daniel Hurt (4 A* grades), who has a place at Cambridge to read Medicine; Ravi Badat, who is going to study History at University College London; Faris Ghafoor will take a gap year before applying to study Medicine in 2014; and Tigany Zarrouk who is going to Imperial College, London to read Physics.
This year four boys have Oxbridge places: Daniel Hurt and Siddarth Umapathy will both go to Cambridge to read Medicine. Peter Swift and Dean Khan both have places at Oxford to read, respectively, Classics and Earth Science. The vast majority of boys will progress to their first choice university.
Headmaster, Mr Philip Britton, said: “It has been a wonderful morning celebrating success and seeing so many young men set out on the next stage of their lives. When all the statistics are dealt with, what matters so much more is that boys have access to the place and course of their choice to experience University life.”
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