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Another Excellent Year for A Level Results

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Bolton School is once again celebrating outstanding A Level results.

Boys' Division: 100% Pass Rate

The Boys' Division achieved a fantastic 100% pass rate, with 95.6% of entries graded A*- C, compared with 87.8% last year. Almost a quarter of entries (24.4 %) were graded A*, 63% were graded A* or A, and 83.8% were graded A*, A or B.

Ten boys got 4 or more A* or A grades and one student, Toryn Dalton, got 5 A* grades - he will go on to study Natural Sciences at Cambridge. Thirty five boys gained three A* or As compared with 27 last year and 80% gained at least one A compared with 64% last year.

These are a marvellous set of results and I am delighted for all the boys and their teachers whose hard work has been rewarded by these excellent grades. The results show what Bolton School is all about, with 95% of the grades at C or above we have real application and determination from all the boys to fulfil their potential and really establish themselves for entry to Higher Education. With nearly 2 out of every 3 of the grades at A* or A we have academic excellence in abundance.  Grades do not tell the whole story about the many things the boys achieve, but I am delighted that 24% of the grades are at A* and that some of our boys have truly excelled. In a tight year for HE entry we are delighted that the vast majority of boys have been able to go to the University of their choice.
Headmaster, Mr Philip Britton

Girls' Division: 59% of entries were graded A* or A.

The Girls' Division also recorded excellent results with 93% of entries graded A*-C. 19% of entries were graded A* and more than half of entries (59%) were graded A* or A. 81% were graded A*, A or B and the overall pass rate was 99.7%.

7 girls gained all A*s, with the Head girl team setting the standard with 9 A*s and an A between them! One girl Jessica Lightfoot received 5 A* grades - she will read Classics at Cambridge. Eight other girls will go to Oxford or Cambridge universities.

I am delighted for the girls and staff who have worked so hard, and pleased that the majority of girls have gained the places at the Universities of their choice. This is particularly pleasing in a year when it has been very competitive to gain entry to University and it was also the first cohort to take the new A2 papers which included 'stretch and challenge' questions.
Headmistress, Mrs Gill Richards

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Some of the boys who gained four or more A* or A grades

Some of the boys who gained four or more A* or A grades

Pupils congratulate each other on their results

Pupils congratulate each other on their results

These girls gained 3 or more A* grades

These girls gained 3 or more A* grades