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Recent Leavers Offer Advice to the Sixth Form

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Alumni from the Class of 2017 returned to Bolton School to talk to current Sixth Form students. Around forty-five Old Boys and Old Girls joined the whole of Year 12 for a convivial and very warm afternoon of passing on advice.

Year 12 students from both Divisions had the opportunity to chat about life after Bolton School with recent leavers who are taking a course or studying at a university that current students are considering. There were groups for medical sciences; arts and language; law, humanities and social sciences; and engineering, applied sciences and architecture. There were also a few former students who have taken a gap year, and who were able to offer advice on making the most of this time.

There was also a question and answer session in which a panel of alumni volunteers answered all of the questions Year 12 might have about university life. They talked about taking advantage of the many clubs and societies, making friends, how much ‘free time’ different subjects might get and what this really means in terms of workload, and how work and revision at university differs from A Level. The alumni also gave their ‘top tips’ for first year and discussed what Year 12 students could do to help prepare, such as reading around their chosen subject.

After talking to Year 12, alumni enjoyed catching up with one another over drinks and canapes in the brilliant sunshine outside the Arts Centre.

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