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School Tops Local A Level Results League Table

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Bolton School has placed top of the government’s latest league table of local schools and colleges by A level results. The Girls’ Division leads  the table when a school or college is measured by the average point score performance per student and the Boys’ Division is number one in the league when measured by the percentage of students achieving AAB grades or higher in the facilitating subjects. Both measurements are regarded highly by the top universities when admitting students onto degree programmes. The local table can be seen below. 

Headmistress of the Girls' Division, Miss Sue Hincks said: "We are delighted that the girls have done so well in their A Level studies, alongside all of their other activities which develop their soft skills and which are a key part in promoting their confidence and employability."

Boys' Division Headmaster Mr Philip Britton said: "A key measure of our success is that boys are able to leave school with a wide range of choices for the future. That very nearly half have the AAB grades, considered to be threshold for being a highly sought after student by selective universities, means the boys are in a position to chose the best future for them." 

The statistics from the Department of Education were released at the same time as the GCSE results which ranked the Girls’ Division as fourth best performing independent school in the country by EBacc results. The Boys’ Division did not feature in the GCSE ranking due to it offering IGCSEs in some subjects.

 

 

 

Average Point Score per student

% Achieving AAB or higher in Facilitating Subjects

Average A Level Grade

Bolton School Girls’ Division

41.10

32.3

B

Bolton School Boys’ Division

40.96

46.2

B

Bury Grammar School Boys

39.10

35

B

Oldham Hulme Grammar School

38.73

18.6

B

Westholme School

38.08

25.7

B-

Bacup & Rawtenstall Grammar

37.05

29.8

B-

Bury Grammar School Girls

36.18

20.9

B-

Winstanley College

35.38

15.8

B

Runshaw College

34.41

15.6

C

Canon Slade C of E School

33.56

20.1

C+

Rochdale Sixth Form College

31.23

7.7

C+

Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School

30.34

7.1

C+

Holy Cross College

29.37

8.4

C

Oldham Sixth Form College

29.05

8.7

C

Turton School

28.64

8.1

C

Bolton Sixth Form College

28.55

6

C

Thornleigh Salesian College

28.36

11

C

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