School Celebrates A Level Success
Thursday, 18 August 2011
Students and staff at Bolton School Girls' Division celebrated another year of outstanding A level results. Ninety five per cent of girls achieved 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. Sixteen per cent 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."
Bolton School Boys' Division fared equally well with 92.5% of the grades being at A*-C and the overall pass rate being 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."