Another Record-Breaking Year for Boteler
There were widespread celebrations at Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School, where, once again, results were the best ever. 67% of pupils gained the equivalent of 5 or more A*-C grades, with 47% including English and Maths (6% up on last year).
There were many excellent individual results. The most outstanding came from Sarah Ash, Merryn Dowson, Alex Roberts, Matthew Simcock and Brendan Spencer. Top of the class though was Megan Booth with eleven A* and two A grades, the highest any pupil has achieved. Daryl Jones made the most positive change since his primary school days, making tremendous progress to achieve eight good passes, including Maths and English. Adam Chen had just two years to learn English, and still managed four A* grades as part of a set of excellent results.
The headteacher, John Sharples, thanked the staff for the way they had prepared the students for the exams. He also credited parents for all their support and encouragement but said that it was the young people themselves who deserved recognition for this success:
“The events of this summer have led some to criticize young people, but these students have grown to be fantastic citizens. Now they have gained excellent qualifications, and their skills and attitude are sure to bring them further successes in the future, in both education and employment. We will miss them and we wish them well.”