A Level Celebration in the Boys' Division
Thursday, 15 August 2019
Students, teachers and parents gathered at Bolton School Boys’ Division to celebrate an excellent crop of A level results. An impressive three quarters of grades (74.1%) fell in the A*-B category and over nine out of ten grades (91.5%) were at A*-C. 11.9% of grades were at A* and 43.3% were either A* or A. The percentage of students with facilitating grades (ABB) allowing access to the top universities was at 47.2%. The overall pass rate (A*-E) for the cohort of 108 boys was 100%.
One in five pupils in the Senior School receives a bursary to help fund their studies. Of students in receipt of a bursary, 19% of grades were at A*, 62% were at A*-A and 81% were at A*-B. Nathan Ashley, who achieved A*A*AB grades and heads off to a top university to study a dual degree in Mathematics and Chemistry said: “The benefits of attending Bolton School cannot be overstated. My time here, the things and skills I’ve learnt and the people I’ve met have shaped my life for well over a decade and I will continue to reap the rewards of having been a Bolton School pupil for many years to come.”
Fellow bursary student Lee Glover, who achieved ABB grades, said: “I have had so many superb moments throughout my school career, but what most stands out is the consistently outstanding standard of teaching I have been lucky to experience. Frankly, without the bursary scheme I would not have been able to be a pupil at this school for my A-Levels. Thankfully, I was here for the last two years and due to hard work and amazing teaching I have been offered an unconditional from Lancaster to study History. After university I would like to become a sports journalist, thus combining my passions for sport, writing and research. I am incredibly grateful for the education I have received at this wonderful institution.”
A delighted Headmaster, Mr Britton, said: “Many of the boys in this cohort have been in the school since I arrived 11 years ago, when they began junior school. It has been a real pleasure to see them grow up, to find and develop their interests and aptitudes and it is great to see them leave school today and move on to the next phase of their life with a strong academic background but also as well rounded, interesting and personable young men.
“Not only are the results good because we are a selective school but they also show value added across all the grade ranges, which shows we work well with the boys to get the very best from them. Much has been written about the decline of modern foreign languages across the UK, so I am especially pleased to see that we have 1 in 4 language grades at A* and 80% at A* or A.”
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