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Top Marks for School in BBC A Level Ranking

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Bolton School Boys’ Division is the best performing boys’ school in the North of England in the BBC’s ranking of schools and colleges by the percentage of students achieving at least A, A and B in their A level grades.

The latest BBC table ranks the country’s top performing colleges and schools by students’ results in “facilitating” subjects in their A level results, which are mathematics and further mathematics, English (literature), physics, biology, chemistry, geography, history and languages (classical and modern). Schools are then ranked on the percentage of students completing their Sixth Form studies. Forty three per cent of boys achieved at least A, A and B in these key subjects, which meant the School was ranked at 44th nationally. The full table can be viewed here.

Headmaster, Mr Philip Britton, said: “I am delighted to see students doing so very well as they realise their full academic potential. All league tables tell a story but none tell the whole story. These results help demonstrate our very successful higher education offer but we are also incredibly proud of boys’ achievements in subjects not included in this list and in their development as rounded, articulate and engaging characters.”

In a separate national league table published by the Good Schools’ Guide, which ranked schools by the percentage of students achieving at least A*, A and A in their A level grades, the Girls’ Division was ranked as 112th and the Boys’ Division as 150th best school in the country.

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Students celebrate A level results

The Boys' Division has been ranked 44th in the country in a BBC ranking of schools and colleges by the percentage of students achieving AAB in their A level results