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Tuesday, 24 August 2010
Boys Achieve Highly Again:
Pupils at Bolton School Boys' Division have, once again,
recorded outstanding GCSE results. The A* rate is strong, the
top end of across the board performance is the same as last year
and the A* to C pass rate is slightly up at 98.1%. 27% of the
boys have all A* or A grades and 8 achieved all A*.
One third of all grades were A*s and the A*A rate was 65% - the
A* to B rate remains unchanged from last year at 95% despite this
year being a larger cohort.
Headmaster, Mr Philip Britton, said: 'I am delighted with the
consistently strong GCSE results we have had in recent years and
this is no exception - we have around one third of boys with A*
grades and 65% with either an A* or A, so the boys are achieving at
the highest levels. One highlight for me this year is that we have
large numbers studying Modern Foreign Languages and some very
strong results - which is very pleasing since these are subjects
under pressure nationally yet so important to our future.'
Girls Reach New Heights:
A new record was set by this year's cohort at Bolton School
Girls' Division as 40% of grades achieved were A* - a further
improvement on last year when 38% of papers were given this
mark. 19 girls recorded at least 10 A*s, 17% of the girls
achieved at least 9 A*s and 22% of the girls recorded at least 8 A*
grades. 98.6% of all papers were graded A*-C.
Mrs Gill Richards, Headmistress of the Girls' Division, said:
"We are delighted that the girls have, once again, fulfilled their
potential. These are a super set of results. There is
excellence across the year group, with 73.4% of all grades being
either A* or A, whilst all girls achieved a minimum of 5 A*-C
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