Top School in the North in New EBacc Ranking
Thursday, 24 January 2013
In the government’s latest league table of schools by English Baccalaureate (EBacc) results, Bolton School Girls’ Division has been ranked as the top performing secondary school in the North of England* and the Boys’ Division was ranked as fourth best in the North of England. Nationally, the Girls’ Division is ranked as 27th best school in the country. This follows on from last year’s ranking of 18th for the Girls’ Division and 10th for the Boys’ Division. The EBacc qualification was introduced in 2010 and is awarded to pupils who achieve a GCSE in the so-called “traditional” subjects of English, Maths, two Sciences, a language and either History or Geography.
Sue Hincks, Headmistress, was delighted with the results but insisted league tables do not tell the whole story: "I am really pleased that the girls have done so well in the EBacc League Table, which recognises their success in a broad range of academic subjects. At the same time, they have also studied a range of technical and creative subjects which we believe are equally important to their development as successful adults, even if they are not counted among the EBacc subjects’.
* The Girls' Division and Lancaster Royal Grammar School both saw 91% of pupils achieve the EBacc but the Girls' Division pupils had a slightly higher average points score (51.9 v 51.6). 88% of Boys' Division pupils achieved the EBacc qualification.