Bolton School Senior Boys

Year 12 Development Week


The Business Enterprise and Skills Training (BEST) course is a bespoke business awareness course run by the Bolton School careers department for all Year 12 pupils. The aims of the course are to provide an insight into the world of business and enterprise, to practise the skills required during the recruitment process and to enhance our pupils’ general interpersonal skills. 

The course has been designed and is delivered by a number of experts from the fields of marketing, production, sales, human resources and management. It comprises a variety of lectures, seminars and challenging team tasks which culminate in group presentations. It benefits the boys when they come to apply for university and, subsequently, a career.


All year 12 boys will be involved in a two-day Army residential course which will take place at the same time as the other half year group are doing BEST. It is a Leadership course which will involve working in teams to achieve a variety of tasks including physical and field craft activities and a humanitarian aid planning exercise culminating in delivering the solution as a presentation.



army leadership course

All boys undertake an army leadership course