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Friday, 27 August 2010
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
Robert will now go on to study A Levels and hopes to study
Business and Economics at Oxford University after A Level.
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