Bolton School Senior Boys

Outstanding Achievement for Robert

Bolton School pupil Robert Zhou has been celebrating seven A*s, two As and a B in his GCSE's despite only joining the school in Year 10 unable to speak English very well!

This is an outstanding achievement for Chinese student Robert who even managed to gain an A in English Literature and a B in English language, despite it being his second language.

Robert joined the school two years ago and thanks to his hard working attitude and help from his teachers he was able to build his language skills and get to grips with all his subjects.  

Robert received his results in China via telephone. He said: "When I came to this school my English was not as good as other boys and the lessons were difficult to follow, but all the teachers were trying to help me. They patiently explained all the questions I asked, printed notes for me that I had not managed to write down during lessons and helped me voluntarily at lunch times. I am very happy with my results and especially surprised with my A in English Literature as it is my second language."

Head of History and Admissions Tutor, Mr James Rich, taught Robert for History. He said: "I have rarely taught a boy who has worked so hard to succeed in subjects that were essentially alien to him. I genuinely believe he has now developed a true understanding of some complex historical concepts and I am more proud of his grade than I have been of any others in previous years."

Robert will now go on to study A Levels and hopes to study Business and Economics at Oxford University after A Level.

Robert Zhou

Robert achieved seven A*s, two As and a B