Virtual – But Real – Celebrations in the Boys’ Division
Thursday, 20 August 2020
After a tumultuous week for exam results, Year 11 boys at Bolton School have this morning been celebrating an excellent set of GCSE results, which they received via email. The results saw 99.9% of papers being graded in the 9-4 (A*-C) category, 63% of grades in the 9-7 (A*-A) range and 39.4% of grades at 9-8 (A*). An impressive 19.3% of grades were at the very top level of 9. 75.2% of the cohort of 141 boys received at least 10 GCSEs that were graded A*-C and 77% of the group received at least 4 7s and 3 6s (A and B grades). The percentage of boys achieving ten 9-7 (A*-A) grades was at the highest rate in recent years at 31.9%, up from 21.5% the previous year. Eighteen boys achieved ten or more A* or 8/9 grades. On average, each pupil received 9.7 grades in the 9-4 category.
Philip Britton, Headmaster of the Boys’ Division, said: “We celebrate some strong results with the boys today. Although they have been produced in a most unusual manner, with uncertainty until the last moment, for an individual boy they represent the end point of many years of hard work and commitment, right up to the mock exams that happened only weeks before lockdown.
“It is important for this year group to look forward. They began A level teaching remotely back at Easter and we are looking forward to welcoming them back to school in September to really press on with the next stage of their education and hopefully some much more usual exam and result day experiences in 2022!”
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