Bolton School Sixth Form Boys

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

    Students generally select four subjects at the start of A level study in Year 12. Most students will move to focus on three of these subjects during the first year of A level study. A small number of subjects offer the AS level qualification.  Each subject has 11 periods per two week cycle in each year group.  The enrichment programme allows...

  • Course Outlines

  • The Extended Project Qualification

    What is the Extended project Qualification and how will I be assessed?  The EPQ is a stand-alone AS level equivalent qualification that allows each student to embark on a largely self-directed and self-motivated project. Students must choose a topic, plan, research and develop their idea and decide on their finished product.  We encourage...