Celebrating A Levels While Socially Distant

Bolton School could not hold Results Day as usual this year due to Covid-19 safety restrictions, and so the normal celebration of A Level achievements was replaced by a socially distant alternative.

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13th August 2020 — Bolton School could not hold Results Day as usual this year due to Covid-19 safety restrictions, and so the normal celebration of A Level achievements was replaced by a socially distant alternative. Nonetheless, students in the Girls’ Division were encouraged to make the most of their moment, no matter the strange global circumstances surrounding it.

Sue Hincks, Headmistress of Bolton School Girls’ Division, said: “It has been a very strange day in the Girls’ Division indeed. Normally we would expect the buzz of students delighting in each others’ success whereas this year, we have not been able to open our doors to give out results.

“All the girls have passed all their A Levels. The percentage pass at A* to C is 95.4%. This year, the percentage pass at A* and A has gone up to 54.4% (against 51.9% last year). 18.5% of grades were at A*. As always, we are immensely proud of all the girls and wish them well as they head off for University, to complete an apprenticeship, or to begin employment. The majority of the Centre’s Assessed Grades have been upheld and we are looking closely at those subjects or individual grades where an appeal might be necessary.”

The class of 2020 received their results via email and portal and were wished a fond farewell from their tutors over the phone during the morning. Despite the socially distant nature of this year’s celebrations, the thoughts of everyone at Bolton School were with the Year 13 leavers throughout the day.

About Bolton School Girls' Division

At Bolton School we help every girl discover her unique talents and strengths. Our staff are committed to developing in each girl the love of learning, creative independence and academic self discipline which will enable her to achieve excellent examination results. Our aim is to inspire in our girls the attributes, skills and values which will enable them to make informed choices, become responsible and principled citizens, enjoy successful careers and achieve personal fulfilment.

We understand that the best learning takes place when girls feel cherished, understood and secure. In our friendly and respectful, single sex environment, girls of all ages and backgrounds are free to relax and enjoy each other's company without feeling self conscious. They forge strong friendships to support and sustain them throughout their lives. They also have the opportunity to get to know members of the Boys’ Division through participation in extra-curricular activities alongside them.

Girls at Bolton School recognise how lucky they are to enjoy all the advantages of a supportive and inspirational educational environment with its superb facilities and exceptional range of extra-curricular activities; they value the importance of ‘giving back’ through participation in community action programmes, locally, nationally and abroad.

The best way to appreciate our school, is to visit us. The girls are terrific ambassadors and would love to show you their magical, uplifting surroundings as well as talk to you about the exceptional range of opportunities offered to them.

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