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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 to have their hard work 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 and as well as that the new A* has allowed the talents of some of our boys to be fully recognised with 24% of the grades awarded being at A*. Grades do not tell the whole story about the many things the boys achieve in so many ways, but it is good to have the possibility to excel. In a tight year for HE entry we are delighted that the vast majority of boys have been able to go straight ahead to the University of their choice. Some have done even better than expected and will apply again and only a handful have been looking at places in clearing, where some have been available for those with good grades.
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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