Bolton School Sixth Form Girls

Girls Achieve Outstanding A Level Results

Students in the Girls’ Division at Bolton School have been celebrating another year of excellent A level exam results. 15.4% of grades were at A*, 75.9% of papers were graded A*-B and 91.1% of grades were at C or above. Almost half (48.3%) of the grades awarded were at A*-A and six in every ten girls achieved at least ABB grades, which are required to access the most selective universities and the most competitive courses. 

Sue Hincks, Headmistress, said: “I would like to congratulate the girls on their success in their subjects and I am delighted that so many of them are able to go to their first choice University next year. This was the first year in recent times where there were no January modules, meaning that there was a lot more material to revise this year and it is a tribute to the girls and the teachers that they prepared so successfully for the examinations this summer.” 

Four girls achieved 3 or more A* grades. They were: Tejal Shanbhag (4 A* grades), who has a place at Trinity College, Cambridge to read Engineering; Elizabeth Moore (4 A* grades) who will read Theology and Religious Studies at Queens' College, Cambridge; Emily Bodger, who will read Law at Corpus Christi, Cambridge; and Nadia Barabash who will take up a Deloitte Gap Year Scholar Scheme in Manchester before going to Durham to read Natural Sciences.

Five girls will study at Cambridge or Oxford: Tejal Shanbhag; Emily Bodger; Elizabeth Moore; Leda Hadjigeorgiou to read Classical Archaeology and Ancient History at Oriel College, Oxford; and Holly Holt to read Music at Murray Edwards, Cambridge.

There were also many individual success stories across all subjects as students balanced their academic studies with extra-curricular interests.

Two students, Annabel Ault and Nadia Barabash had already received prestigious Deloitte Gap Year Scholarships in Manchester and a delighted mother, Mrs Barabash, said: “I would just like put on record that my husband and I are absolutely delighted with the education that our daughter has received at Bolton School. It has been a fantastic education; the staff are incredibly dedicated and have always gone the extra mile. Our daughter has achieved so much here and leaves equipped with outstanding grades and as a well-rounded and confident young woman.”

Other notable successes were Ellena Owen who achieved A*A*AA whilst playing netball for Cheshire; Jennifer Heyes (A*AA) who achieved the grades that will allow her to receive a Blue Tree Scholarship to study at Imperial College, London for four years; Holly Holt (A*A*A) who juggled musical commitments with the Halle Youth Orchestra; and Paloma Shakouri who achieved a scholarship to study at Pearson College London.

Girls celebrated excellent A level grades

Girls celebrated excellent A level grades

Nadia and Annabel were excited about their forthcoming Deloitte Gap Year Scholarship

Pictured here are just some of the girls and boys who will study at either Oxford or Cambridge