Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Summer Blog 2010

New Record Set on Results Day
Bolton School is once again celebrating outstanding exam results! A new record was set at GCSE by the Girls' Division, as 40% of grades achieved were A*, and the Boys’ Division saw similar success as one third of all grades were A*s.
The A Level results were just as pleasing as the Boys' Division achieved a fantastic 100% pass rate, with 95.6% of entries graded A*- C and nearly two out of every three grades at A* or A. The Girls' Division also recorded excellent results with 93% of entries graded A*-C, 19% of entries graded A* and more than half of all entries graded A* or A.

European Gold and Commonwealth spot for Emma
Year 11 pupil Emma Saunders has returned from the European Junior Swimming Championships in Helsinki with not one but a haul of four medals, and has now been selected to represent England at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi in October! Emma stormed to a new Championship record at the Europeans as she claimed gold in the Girls' 50m Backstroke, and not content with taking the individual title, she also helped the Great Britain team scoop three silver medals in the relays.

Other pupils have been busy over the summer - Boys' Division Sixth Form student, Luhua Yang, enjoyed a unique learning experience when he took part in a four day Power Engineering course at Aston University. Luhua had the chance to tackle a variety of practical design-and-build projects exploring the technology behind energy generation and distribution. Girls’ Division Sixth form pupil Thorrun Govind has been helping to tackle the problem of dangerous drivers by making a mini-documentary with the support of ITV. A short section of her film can be seen at and when completed she hopes to distribute her documentary to test centres and schools.

Back at school, Former England international cricketer Dominic Cork took time out from captaining Hampshire and the commentator's box to offer his coaching tips, enthusiasm and wisdom to boys and girls taking part in the Andrew Flintoff Cricket Academy, while at the school’s Bolton Wanderers Football Academy, Lofty the Lion surprised youngsters with a visit. And there were yet more sporting stars in the grounds as Bolton School helped out the Sale Sharks by providing the school levels for them to train on after the rugby team became stuck in heavy congestion on the M6 on their way to training.