Girls Celebrate Outstanding A Level Results
Thursday, 15 August 2013
Students in the Girls’ Division at Bolton School achieved a 100% pass rate at A Level with over half of the grades awarded being A* or A and 93% of grades being at C or above. The pass rate at A* to B was 82.3%. Over two thirds of the girls achieved at least an ABB offer, which are the grades required to allow them to access the most selective universities and the most competitive courses.
Six girls achieved 3 or more A* grades. They were: Rebecca Richards (4 A* grades), who has a place at Warwick to read Physics; Aasiya Ougrader, who is going to study dentistry at Birmingham; Hannah Cooper, who will study veterinary science at Cambridge; Sophie Bolton who is going to Imperial to read Engineering; and Sarah Rashid and Hannah Adam, who are going to Leicester and Liverpool respectively to study medicine- incidentally, Hannah gained full marks in all of her units in the Latin A Level which was one of the subjects she studied.
Three girls are off to Cambridge: Hannah Cooper to read Veterinary Science, Georgia Thurston to read English and Isabella Sabini to read Spanish. Meanwhile, Olivia Hadjinicolaou and Elizabeth Alderson will go to Oxford to read Geography and History respectively. Other popular university choices for the girls are Durham (with courses including Archaeology, Theology and Politics), Edinburgh and Manchester.
Medicine remains a very popular choice of course, with girls going to King’s College, London, Cardiff, Liverpool, Bristol and Edinburgh as well as Liverpool and Leicester for their medical studies. A large number of girls will be going on to study Dentistry, Optometry or Pharmacy. The school also retains its strength in sending girls to read for degrees in important areas for the country’s economy such as Languages and Engineering.
This morning, girls have come in to receive their grades and discuss their university offers and the overwhelming majority have been accepted on to their first choice university course. Many are taking the new option of ‘trading up’ to a different course because they have achieved even better grades than expected.