"Pupils are self-assured, purposeful and mutually supportive - they readily accept responsibility and assume a variety of leadership roles."

ISI Inspection of the Girls' Division 2016

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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 welcomed and find themselves quickly settling into the School environment.

We offer a wide range of advanced courses and every effort is made to cater for individual subject selections, provided that these are sensible, and clearly lead somewhere worthwhile. Our aim is to design a programme which offers the greatest flexibility and opportunity for individual success. Full details of the courses and arrangements are given in our booklet "Beyond GCSE", which is revised annually, and can be viewed on our downloads page or hard copies are available from the School Office (email the Headmaster's Secretary, seniorboys@boltonschool.org).

We are treated as young adults. A close relationship with teachers helps create a relaxed atmosphere.
Nick, Year 13

Sixth Form Boys Studying