"Bravo to all at the School, and heartiest thanks for their genuine devotion to our children and their futures. If there were to be one example for all schools to be modelled upon, Bolton School would be the natural choice."

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Choosing Your A Level Subjects

A Level Options

After taking GCSE examinations at the end of Year 11, most Bolton School students enter the Sixth Form (Upper School) for a two-year course in Advanced GCE. Each year the Sixth Form also welcomes about 10 new students from other schools. There is a good atmosphere in the Sixth Form and throughout the whole of the School and new students are...

Guidance in Choosing Your Subjects

The following points of general guidance will help you in choosing your subjects. You should have a genuine interest in each of your chosen subjects. You must under no circumstances choose a collection of subjects simply because they were the ones in which you achieved your best GCSE results. A realistic approach to choice is required, and...

Subjects

Pupils select four subjects to study to AS Level in Year 12 and continue with at least three of these in Year 13 to A2 Level.  Each subject has 11 periods per cycle in each year group. All students choose three subjects in an enrichment programme in both years of 4 periods per cycle. AS Level Critical Thinking is offered as an option in the...

The Extended Project Qualification

The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) aims to take students beyond their chosen advanced level subjects. It is a single piece of work that requires a high degree of planning, research and autonomous work. Students can choose their own topic, although they must show that it is academically useful and related to their current course of study or...