Friday, 25 January 2013

25 January 2013

In the government’s latest league table of schools by English Baccalaureate (EBacc) results, Bolton School Girls’ Division has been ranked as the top performing secondary school in the North of England and the Boys’ Division was ranked as fourth best in the North of England. Nationally, the Girls’ Division is ranked as 27th best school in the country. The EBacc qualification is awarded to pupils who achieve a GCSE in the so-called “traditional” subjects of English, Maths, two Sciences, a language and either History or Geography. In the government league table ranking of secondary schools by the percentage of pupils achieving 5 A*-C grades, including English and Mathematics, Bolton School Boys’ Division has placed top in the borough. Ninety nine per cent of the 137 boys who received their GCSE results in the summer of 2012 achieved this benchmark. The Girls’ Division was ranked 2nd in the borough with 97% of their pupils making the grade. The boys’ results mean the school has also outperformed all other schools in the surrounding regions of Bury, Blackburn, Blackpool, Oldham, Rochdale, Warrington, Wigan and Salford. And yet more academic success as eleven of our Sixth Form students have received offers to study at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge from this Autumn.
Congratulations go to Bolton school 1st XV rugby captain Nathan Stansfield who has been selected for the national Independent Schools side, The Lambs. Nathan won through a tough selection process after he represented the Northern Independent Schools side. The first match for The Lambs is this weekend against Irish Exiles at Maidstone. And our Junior Boys also did the School proud at the AJIS cross country Championships at Rossall School with the year 6s finishing in first place and the year 5s just outside the top three.
Year 9 Girls’ Division pupil Johanna Mercer has had her first book ‘Demon Rose’ published in the Amazon Kindle store. It is now available for readers to buy from the website. While Boys’ Division year 9 pupil, Sam Hassall is starring in new CBBC show Junior Vets, after being chosen from more than 1000 applicants. The 10 episode series gives six ordinary schoolchildren the chance to become the first juniors to enrol at Edinburgh University’s Vet School. Watch Sam in the next episode on CCBC at 5.45pm on Monday.

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