School Celebrates A Level Success
Thursday, 18 August 2011
Students and staff at Bolton School Boys' Division celebrated another year of outstanding A level results. 92.5% of the grades were at A*-C and the overall pass rate was 99.4%. Over three quarters of all the grades were in the A*-B category, with 46.4% being at A* or A. Four boys recorded a full set of A* grades. Mr Philip Britton, the Boys' Division Headmaster, said: "Once again the results show the boys have been able to fulfil their potential and excel in external exams, while also doing so much more at school to develop themselves for their future life. This year a record number of boys go to the top universities to do the most sought after courses - taking with them literally hundreds of A* and A grade passes. I am hopeful for the future and proud of all these young men as they start their adult lives."
Bolton School Girls' Division fared equally well with 95% of girls achieving A*-C grades with the overall pass rate being at 99.4%. An impressive 81% of grades were at A*-B and 54% at A* or A. 16% of grades were at A*. Three girls recorded a full set of A* grades. Headmistress Mrs Richards said: "The students have, once again, done very well and both they and their teachers are very pleased. There are 29 girls with 3 or more A grades, which is 28% of the cohort. When you combine these excellent academic statistics with their extra-curricular achievements and strong personal skills, you have some very strong applicants for higher education and I would anticipate that most girls will get to their first choice university."
One student, Alex Davidson, will have a challenge on his hands next term as not only is he hoping to go to Salford University to study Sport and Exercise, he will combine this with training full time with the Salford City Reds. Alex, who made his debut for the Salford Reds rugby team in March, gained an A* in Maths, a B in Sport and a C in Chemistry.