"The outstanding range of interesting and stimulating extra curricular activities provide excellent opportunities for pupils to take initiative and extend their capabilities. Throughout the school the personal development of pupils is exceptional."

Independent Schools’ Inspectorate, 2010 (Girls’ Division)

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Girls' Division Sixth Form Admissions

How to Apply

Students who wish to join the Sixth Form at Bolton School will need to show determination to succeed in their chosen courses. Admission is dependent on ability, commitment and a good attitude to study, as demonstrated at GCSE. The minimum requirement for entry from outside Bolton School into the Sixth Form is at least six passes at Grade A* to B at GCSE or an equivalent qualification. External candidates must have at least a Grade C in English, Maths and Science (whether Dual Award or one of the single science subjects.) External candidates will normally be expected to have an A grade in a subject chosen for A Level if they have taken that subject to GCSE.

Once an application has been made, you will receive an invitation to come to an interview day. These will be held on 28th February and the 1st and 2nd March 2017. You will be asked to bring your school reports (including GCSE predictions), record of achievement and Mock Examination results with you. If you are considering Art or Technology as one of your options, you should also bring your portfolio.

Offers will be based on your interview with a member of the School Management Team, an interview with at least two Heads of Department (representing subjects you have said that you would like to take), your performance in an online test (designed to assess your potential) and your school reference. Any offers made at this stage will be provisional until the GCSE results are known.

Candidates who have received an offer will be invited to spend a day in school meeting each other, as well as more members of staff and current members of the pupil body, once their GCSEs are over. When the GCSE results are announced, successful candidates will need to bring information about their results into school to demonstrate that they have met the entrance criteria.

Bursary support is available to students applying to join the Girls' Division Sixth Form. We award bursaries after consideration of family income and a student's academic merit.

Prospective candidates and their parents are advised to read the Admissions Policy which can be found here and which includes information about SEND/ EAL and information about the School’s policies. Further information on how to apply is here.

Sixth Form Open Evening 

Prospective students and their parents are invited to visit the school on our annual Open Evening - full details here.

Staff will be on hand to explain the AS and Advanced Level courses and to offer advice about subject choices.

For further information and an application form, please contact the Mrs Julie Holland on 01204 840201, or by email: seniorgirls@boltonschool.org

Download an application form to the Girls' Sixth Form

Sixth Form Girl Girls Sixth Form Celebrating A Level Success

Celebrating A Level Success

Sixth Form Common Room