Bolton School Senior Girls

Girls' Division Top School in the North in New GCSE Rankings

Bolton School Girls' Division has been ranked as the top school in the North of England and 23rd best school in the country in this year's government ranking of schools by GCSE results!

The new rankings are based upon the proportion of pupils achieving the new English Baccalaureate qualification.  This is awarded to pupils attaining A*-C GCSE passes in maths, English, two science qualifications, a language and geography or history.  Based upon this criteria, 89% (100 of the 112 students) of the year group achieved the minimum of five A*-Cs in these subjects, which entitles them to the EBacc qualification.  Some independent schools where pupils undertake the IGCSE, such as Bolton School Boys' Division, did not feature in the table as the government still refuses to recognise the qualification.

Headmistress, Mrs Gill Richards, said: "We encourage girls to be the best that they can be in all that they do so I am naturally delighted to see their endeavours, and their teachers, recognised in this ranking.   As our pupils undertake GCSE exams, their results can be directly compared with the maintained sector and I am pleased to see we are doing so well!  It is important that pupils perform well in these 'traditional' subjects that are often seen as being under threat but are vital for the future prosperity of the country.  Whilst we were delighted with our 2010 record-breaking GCSE results, league tables reflect only part of what we offer as we seek to realise the potential of every pupil and ensure they are well prepared for successful careers and lives."

Ninety nine per cent of pupils in the Girls' Division gained 5 or more grade A*-C passes and nineteen girls got a minimum of the full set of 10A*s.  Ninety seven per cent of girls achieved A*-C grades (including English and Maths).

You can view the national league table of schools here.

You can view the Greater Manchester league table here.

Girls celebrate their excellent GCSE results

Girls celebrate their excellent GCSE results

Mrs Richards with pupils, who undertake a broad range of traditional subjects