Boys' A Level Delight
Thursday, 18 August 2016
Students at Bolton School Boys’ Division have been celebrating an excellent set of A level results with 22.5% of papers being graded at A*, a slight improvement on the year before and the second best achievement since that grade began. Just over 50% of grades were either A* or A and almost three quarters were A*, A or B. 89.1% of grades were at the A*-C level and 98.9% at A*-E.
Ten students achieved at least 3 A* grades: Lugman Ahmed, Daniel Anderson, Oliver Bond, Christopher Boulos, Anchit Chandran, Girinath Nandakumar, Christopher Pantelides, Jordan Reed, Peter Roberts and Niall Woodward.
Four boys will go on to study at either Oxford or Cambridge: Giri Nandakumar to read Medicine at Magdalene College, Cambridge; Alastair Ahamed to read Law at Somerville College, Oxford; Edward Sandford to study Geography at Oxford; and Dominic Walker to read Classics at St Benet’s Hall, Oxford.
Headmaster, Mr Philip Britton, congratulated the year group: “We celebrate the achievements of the boys again today, with some great results for individuals and for the school. I am delighted for all the young men who leave us today and also for their teachers, who have worked alongside them for so many years to realise their potential. Parents, teachers and the boys all work as so much of a team to provide the expertise and support necessary for success and it is great to see that.
We have read recently how fewer boys are going to University and how they are outperformed by girls at every academic stage, so in that context as well it is good that we are fulfilling an important role in producing successful and well-rounded young men, with strong academic results as well as lots of interests and a proper appreciation of others. Those extras are not measured in results published today, but matter so very much in later life.
It has been known for some time that strong independent schools are hugely important to the success of the country in the strategically important subjects – today 1 in every 3 grades from our science and maths subjects is at A*whilst in Modern Foreign Languages 2 in 3 grades are at A or A*. This excellence is to be celebrated for the individuals but it also important for the benefits it will bring to the country as a whole in years to come.”