Girls Celebrate Top GCSE Results
Thursday, 20 August 2020
In what has been the strangest of summers for exam results, the girls at Bolton School have performed extremely well in their GCSEs. Pupils celebrated remotely as the percentage of papers passed with a grade 9-4 was 99.8% and an impressive 47.3% of exams were graded either 9 or 8, up from 45.9% the previous year. 125 girls sat exams and, of these, 42 got 8 or more GCSEs graded at either 8 or 9 and 17 girls got 8 or more grade 9s. 100% of the cohort got at least eight 9-4 grades and 39% of girls got at least ten 9-7 grades up from 29% the previous year. The percentage pass at 9-7 was 69% and, overall, 25.4% of papers were given the top grade of 9.
Headmistress Sue Hincks said: “The Girls’ Division are delighted with another set of splendid results with 47.3% grades being at 8 or 9 and 99.8% grades above a Grade 4. In particular, the value added figures, which are always very high in the Girls’ Division, were tremendous this year. Obviously, things are very different as the results are largely based on our Centre Assessed Grades. Where they are not, it is because the boards have upgraded us. I am very grateful to all the staff for their hard work in producing Centre-Assessed Grades. I hope that this is the one and only time we have to do so - examinations are far more empowering for the girls who can show off what they can do. We are now looking forward to welcoming record numbers back for Sixth Form.”
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