"While at school I had so many opportunities to participate in both the Senior Choir and Chamber Choir, and the Music Department regularly held informal concerts which were fantastic opportunities to perform."

Laurie Ashworth - Prize-Winning Opera Singer

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Academic

Curriculum Objectives

The curriculum is arranged to help us achieve two core school objectives: 1. An all round education with a commitment to the highest standards of academic achievement; 2. To equip pupils with a breadth of academic skills and knowlege. Within the curriculum, the aims for all boys must be: fluency in, and accurate use and understanding of,...

The Curriculum

The curriculum at Bolton School Boys' Division is organised in the spirit of the National Curriculum but is certainly not limited by it. The curriculum operates on a 60 period two week cycle, with six 50 minute periods per day.  It provides a strong framework for future study, in that it: encourages breadth of experience without sacrificing...

Lower School

In Year 7, pupils are placed in un-streamed form tutor groups.  Their curriculum comprises: Year 7 Periods per cycle English 7 Maths 7 Biology 2 Chemistry 2 Physics 2 French 6 Latin 4 Geography 4 History 4 Art 3 Technology 3 Religious...

Middle School

In years 10 and 11, all boys study the core curriculum: English Language Biology PE English Literature Chemistry SPACE Mathematics Physics Sport Biology, Chemistry and Physics are taken as separate subjects. This will lead to a minimum of two GCSE awards, with the majority of the boys going on to study the sciences to...

The Ainsworth Academic Society

The aim of the society is to provide an enriching forum for 15 or so strongly academic boys in each of Years 7, 8 and 9 (there is a different group for each year) to discuss and debate issues with the Headmaster. Meetings of the society take place once each half term and they focus on discussing a book which all participants have read. Between...

SEND and EAL in the Boys' Division

SEND AT Bolton School Boys’ Division  We support pupils with many different conditions, including ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyspraxia, visual and hearing impairments, working memory and processing problems.  Pupils receive support from the learning support team in study skills and many different areas dependent on their...

Exam Results

A Level Results 2016 104 pupils were entered for A2 examinations. Grade% A* 23.2. A*-A 51.7 A*, A or B 73.9 A*, A, B or C 89.1 A*-E 98.9 % Students with 3As or more 28 A Level Subject Analysis 2016 GCSE Results 2016 129 pupils were entered for GCSE examinations. 121 (93.7% of the entry) gained 8...

Beyond Bolton School: The Journey to Higher Education

These are challenging times for sixth-form students. In addition to working hard for A-Level examinations, they have many other things to consider: changes to the tuition fee; the increased number of university courses and the enormous variety of information available not only in print but also on the internet. Never before has choosing a course...

Internet Safety

Internet Safety is covered as a topic in both ICT and PSHE lessons. The below links provide a gateway to useful information for both pupils and parents. Useful links for pupils Chat Danger Young People Safe Online Online Internet Safety Quiz Kidsmart Think u know Wise kids BBC Newsround - Safe Surfing Wired kids.org Teen Safety on the...