Girls Set New GCSE Record
Thursday, 25 August 2011
Bolton School Girls' Division has celebrated a record breaking year for GCSE results as 43.5% of all grades were at A*; an improvement on last year's record of 40%. Overall, 78.1% of grades were either A* or A and there was a 99.8% pass rate at the A*-C level. Seven girls achieved the remarkable feat of securing 11 A* grades, with 34 of the 120 girls gaining A* and A grades only.
Mrs Gill Richards, Headmistress, said: "These are a wonderful set of results, the best that we have recorded, the girls have worked really hard and both they and their teachers are delighted. It is really pleasing to see such excellence across the year group. There has been a great atmosphere this morning as girls congratulate one another on the record-breaking results. The results will help secure a bright future for these girls and I wish them well in their future studies."
Bolton School Boys' Division have, once again, recorded an excellent set of GCSE results. The percentage of boys achieving five A*-B grades was 97%, a slight increase on recent years. The percentage of boys achieving ten A*-B grades was 83.6%, which was in line with last year. Sixty three per cent of papers were graded at A* or A. Three boys achieved 11 A*s. The overall pass rate of 5 A*-C grades was 99.2%.
Headmaster Mr Philip Britton said: "I am delighted that this large cohort of 134 boys have all achieved strong results in the GCSE exams. Nearly two thirds of the results are at A* and A grades. These top GCSE grades are the passport to be able to apply during the sixth form to the top University courses and with those academic results, coupled with all of the activities and personal skills they have gained, the boys have many choices for their future life.'