Percentage of Strong A Level Passes Improves
Thursday, 17 August 2017
Students and teachers at Bolton School Boys’ Division have been celebrating an excellent crop of A level results, which have shown a percentage increase in the number of A*-C grades, rising to 91.5% from 89.1% the previous year. The percentage of students with facilitating grades (ABB) allowing access to the top universities also improved, up to 55% from 51%. The overall pass rate (A*-E) was also up this year, standing at 99.7%. Fourteen per cent of passes were at A*, 40% of passes were at A* or A and 71% of passes were at A*, A or B.
A delighted Headmaster, Mr Britton, said: “A level results day marks the end of years of hard work, focused both on passing the exams and on developing an intellectual interest which will remain for life. It is always a pleasure to celebrate such success today and to help the boys move on to the next stage of their lives. We can be sure they will do themselves proud in their chosen University courses and will be good ambassadors for the school and for Bolton. We view our job as not just getting them off to a University course but giving them the skills they will need to thrive there.
This year I am especially pleased to see our continued success in Modern and Classical Languages. Two out of every three results in these subjects was at A* or A and those boys will go on to fill an important need for the country in language expertise.
There are also some simply exceptional results – we have nine boys heading off to Oxford or Cambridge. Two boys have five A* grades and one 4A* and one A. These are terrific achievements.”
Nine boys head off to Oxbridge: Rohit Bagewadi to read Economics and Management at St Peter’s College, Oxford; Anosh Bonshahi and John Care to study Medicine at Cambridge, at St John’s College and Emmanuel College respectively; Ye Ming Chen and Andrew Lee to read Classics at Oxford, at Jesus College and Brasenose College respectively; Max Hartle to study Modern Languages (Spanish and Russian) and Adam Shine to study Engineering, both at Robinson College, Cambridge; Jack Virgin to read Mathematics at Lincoln College, Oxford; and James Whalley to study Modern Languages (German) at St Hugh’s College, Oxford.
Five boys came away with at least 3 A* grades and two students achieved the amazing feat of securing 5 A* grades: Muhiyud-Dean Mirza, who will go on to study Maths at Warwick and Jack Virgin who heads off to Oxford.
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