Bolton School Sixth Form Boys

Course Outlines

  • Art, Craft and Design

    Why Study Art, Craft and Design at Bolton School? With well qualified and experienced staff, the department is equipped to develop skills and techniques which will ensure excellent grades at A-Level. Small group sizes mean that each student is given individual attention in order to nurture their full potential. Advice and guidance regarding the...

  • Art - Graphic Design

    Why study Graphic Design at Bolton School?  The graphic design A-level course was introduced to be taken alongside Art as a combination leading to entry to Foundation Art courses in higher education.  It is also suitable as an A-level course in its own right.  What will I study?  Graphic Design takes ideas, concepts, text and images and...

  • Biology

    What will I study? You will study a variety of biological processes including, the molecular biology of the cell, biochemistry, genetics, ecology and human and plant physiology. Through an experimental approach you will develop your understanding through first hand observations of your own work. If you opt to take the full A-Level course you will...

  • Business Studies

    Why Study Business Studies at Bolton School? Selecting this A-Level will give you access to proven excellence:  specifically qualified staff (most other institutions have less academic qualifications within their Business departments) Industrial / real-world experience (you will be taught the ideal and the realistic) by staff who have...

  • Chemistry

    Why Study Chemistry at Bolton School? The Chemistry department has a tradition of achieving outstanding results: Average of 80% grade A*, A and B at A-Level over past 8 years 72 A*s at A-Level in the past 8 years Past winner of the Good Schools Guide Award for Best Independent School for A-Level Chemistry Two teachers have current examining...

  • Classical Civilisation

    Why Study Classics at Bolton School? A student taking Latin, Greek, or Classical Civilisation in the Sixth Form at Bolton School can be confident of receiving a classical education of the most lively and academically rigorous kind.  For all three subjects, each individual unit is taught by one member of staff; this allows for each topic area to...

  • Computing

    Why Study Computing at Bolton School? Computing is a Natural Science - it is not just a variation on ICT; as such it is a very challenging subject at A-level, including many new concepts.  It also includes a significant amount of project work.  Here at Bolton School you would be taught and supported in a small group by specialist staff with...

  • Design & Technology: Design Engineering or Product Design

    Why Study Design & Technology at Bolton School? Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject which gives an insight into the way the creative, engineering and manufacturing industries function.  There are two endorsed routes through the course, and you will choose which route you wish to follow: Design Engineering...

  • Economics

    Why Study Economics at Bolton School? You will be taught by highly experienced and passionate subject specialists, who inspire and impart enthusiasm for the subject, with the vast majority of students continuing to A-Level study and beyond. Don`t take our word for it “The fact that I have derived so much joy from my study of economics has been...

  • Electronics

    Why Study Electronics at Bolton School? Of all the branches of science and engineering, electronics probably has had the most profound effect on our lives.  Electronic devices today enter practically every aspect of our lives through computers, mobile phones, TV, smart homes, robotics, navigation, medicine etc. Driven by a huge industry, the...

  • English Language

    Why Study English Language at Bolton School? Course: OCR A-Level English Language (H070/H470)  From contemporary media to toddlers stumbling through their first attempts to construct sentences and from 14th century poetry to the impact of gender or ethnicity on everyday conversation, English Language A-Level is a fascinating course. You study...

  • English Literature

    Why Study English Literature at Bolton School? OCR A level English Literature (H072/ H472) Power, rebellion, mercy and punishment, self-knowledge, love, violence, ‘alternative facts’, social cohesion: these are the themes of great literature and it is these issues we explore in A-Level English Literature. You will study a range of literary works...

  • French

    Why Study French at Bolton School? The French department at Bolton School comprises five highly committed, experienced, specialist graduates educated in traditional courses at top universities. We all have A-Level teaching experience and are able to teach individual topics reflecting our strengths and interests. Recent A-Level results have been...

  • Further Mathematics

    This is only for those pupils who have a passion and an interest in Mathematics, just like the Maths teachers at Bolton School.  A Further Mathematics student will spend half his time on Mathematics so requires both a ‘love’ and high ability in this subject. It is one of the most highly respected subjects offered at A-level. It is recognised by...

  • Geography

    Why study Geography at Bolton School?  Many students have chosen Geography at A-Level because they have a natural interest in understanding their surroundings and wish to enhance the insights and associated transferable skills gained in the lower school.  If you have enjoyed Geography and are prepared to work to achieve your potential, then you...

  • German

    Why study German at Bolton School? As a senior Germanist at Bolton School you may be invited to go on the Bonn Exchange (again) at Easter of Year 12, to serve as a Senior Boy on the Rheinland Trip in October Half Term, compete at the regional MFL debating challenge in Year 13 and to enter the Oxford German Network’s Olympiad competition.  It is a...

  • Greek

    Why Study Classics at Bolton School? A student taking Latin, Greek, or Classical Civilisation in the Sixth Form at Bolton School can be confident of receiving a classical education of the most lively and academically rigorous kind.  For all three subjects, each individual unit is taught by one member of staff; this allows for each topic area to...

  • History

    Why should I study History at Bolton School?  Above all, we hope that you will choose to study History because you really enjoy it. At A-Level, this is a subject which enables you to continue the fascinating study of people and events, causes and effects which you have enjoyed so far in your school career, combined now with opportunities for...

  • Latin

    Why Study Classics at Bolton School A student taking Latin, Greek, or Classical Civilisation in the Sixth Form at Bolton School can be confident of receiving a classical education of the most lively and academically rigorous kind.  For all three subjects, each individual unit is taught by one member of staff; this allows for each topic area to be...

  • Mathematics

    “Maths is fantastic”, “I loved Maths at school”. How often do we hear ourselves or our contemporaries say this? Too infrequently; and yet Mathematics is part of our everyday lives and the bedrock of so many careers. Within the Maths Department at Bolton School we aspire to play our part in creating a new generation whose instinctive response is...

  • Music

    Why study Music at Bolton School? Music at Bolton School is extremely successful with results consistently well-above the national average. The A-Level Music course is taught by Boys’ Division staff, but there are close links with the Girls’ Division for extra-curricular music.  You will enjoy the benefit of being taught by a number of different...

  • PE

    Why study Physical Education at Bolton School?  A-Level Physical Education at Bolton School allows pupils to benefit from excellent resources and sporting facilities, delivered by experienced staff with a proven track record and considerable expertise in their own specialism.  What will I study? This is a fast growing, popular and now commonly...

  • Physics

    Why study Physics at Bolton School?  Enthusiastic Physics specialists deliver inspiring and enjoyable lessons alongside many enrichment activities.  The opportunities include; attending physics lectures at universities and in school, taking part in Physics Olympic Events, extreme physics sessions and become a physics ambassador. The department...

  • Psychology

    Aims  To develop an increased awareness and understanding of the ‘main schools’ in Psychology and how they each interpret human behaviour. To develop understanding of the research methods psychologists use and an ability to apply these across a range of contexts. To develop your independent learning skills within the subject.  To learn to...

  • Religious Studies

    Aims  The A Level course helps to develop the skills of analysis, logical presentation of argument and critical thinking, whilst allowing you to gain knowledge which may help you to make sense of the world and the competing demands of life in the 21st century.  What will I study?  There are three elements to the course, Philosophy of Religion,...

  • Russian

    Why should I study Russian at Bolton School?  There are few schools in Great Britain which offer Russian beyond GCSE. Fewer still are able to match the breadth and depth of both knowledge and resources that the Russian department here at Bolton School offers. The language is exceptionally well taught. Should you choose Russian here, you will...

  • Spanish

    Why should I study Spanish at Bolton School?  Spanish A-level is a hugely enjoyable and challenging subject which will allow you to develop your fledging linguistic skills and develop them into a real ability to communicate on both a formal and informal level. The relatively small size of the department means that lessons can include lively...

  • Critical Thinking (AS Only)

    What will I study? Critical thinking is the analytical thinking which underlies all rational conversation, argument and enquiry.  It is characterised by a meticulous and rigorous approach to the nature of the argument being discussed.  It involves the analysis and evaluation of information and the development of a range of intellectual skills...