17 August 2023
The Class of 2023 at Bolton School has been celebrating an excellent set of A level results. Earlier this morning, Year 13 girls and boys, along with parents, gathered in their respective Great Halls to collect their results. This was the year group where, nationally, the results were set to fall back in to line with pre-Covid exam results.
The Boys’ Division results were very much in line with 2019 and in many subject areas were better. The A*-A pass rate was at 48.6% and A*-B pass rate was at 74.7%, very similar to the previous year; the percentage of A* grades (15.7%) and those achieving A*-A grades were significantly higher than 2019. 90.3% of papers were graded at A*-C and the overall pass rate was at 99.4%.
Girls’ Division students recorded a similar set of results to the boys. The percentage pass at A*-A was 41.9% and the pass rate at A*-B was at 70.3% with the overall pass rate being the same as the Boys’ Division at 99.4%. 86.1% of grades were at A*-C.
Philip Britton, Head of Bolton School Foundation, said: ‘Across the campus both Divisions have performed well and, as ever, there are some outstanding individual and collective results. Students have much to celebrate. As do their teachers, who have supported them both academically and pastorally. The results should be celebrated all the more when one remembers that these students were in Year 10 when the pandemic hit and their GCSEs were cancelled and this is the first time they have sat formal exams.’
Besides achieving outstanding exam results, many students have also been involved in a wide range of extra-curricular activities. Zane Nirodi, who achieved A*AAB, is one of seven young men off to Medical School and is also a cricketer with aspirations of playing professionally. Jamie Death, who achieved BCC, is the GB number one in his weight category at judo and is in the England U21 squad. Aran Pomian, a Gold DofE recipient achieved A*AA grades. Four students were set to enrol on degree apprenticeships, one of which was Seb Thompson who achieved three Bs; he will join Jaguar Land Rover at their Gaydon site and will study Electrical Engineering at Warwick University. Seven Boys’ Division students got 3 A*s or more.
In the Girls’ Division, Safia Adia with four A*s was very excited to be going to the University of Newcastle to study Dentistry and Amaani Adam, also with four A*s and off to study Dentistry at Manchester, said that she ‘can’t wait’ to start, as it’s been the plan for a long time and ‘lots of hard work’ has gone into preparing for the extra interviews and qualifications required. Kelly Chae, who completed her gold DofE, achieved three A*s and an A. Frankie Williams-Denton also completed her gold DofE and is a member of the England Lacrosse squad: she achieved two As and a B. Martha Halford with BBC grades similarly completed her gold DofE and is a member of the England Lacrosse squad. Shriya Pindoria achieved ABB whilst being a member of the Lancashire Women’s U18s’ cricket squad and playing for Ramsbottom U18s and Seniors. Six Girls’ Division students got 3 A*s or more.