Bolton School Sixth Form Girls

How to Apply

The minimum requirement for entry from outside Bolton School into the Sixth Form is at least six passes at Grade A*-B or Grades 6, 7, 8 or 9 at GCSE or an equivalent qualification. External candidates must have at least a Grade C or Grade 4 in English, Mathematics and Science (whether Trilogy or one of the single science subjects.) External candidates will normally be expected to have an A grade or Grade 7-9 in a subject chosen for A Level if they have taken that subject to GCSE. Candidates 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.

Once an application has been made, you will receive an invitation for interview. These will usually be held towards the end of February or in early March each year. You will be asked to bring your school reports, 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 and your school reference. Students who apply for financial assistance will be required to take a CAT Test.

Any offers made at this stage will be provisional until the GCSE results are known. Once you have received an offer, you will be invited to join us for an Introductory Day in late June when the GCSE examinations are over. This will give you the opportunity to meet staff from the subjects you have chosen and students from your year group.

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; in order to help us ascertain the academic potential of a girl applying for a bursary we will require her to sit a cognitive test administered by the School. Bursary applicants must fill in this supplementary form (external candidates) or this supplementary form (internal candidates).

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 Mrs Helen Atkinson at or on 01204 840201.

Download an application form to the Girls' Sixth Form

"All the girls are so welcoming and pleasant and always have a smile on their faces. They are really enthusiastic about their studies and will always help you out with school work or any other problems you may have.
There is such a relaxed atmosphere in school, especially in the Sixth Form and all the members of staff put in all their efforts for you to reach your full potential in anything, from university choices to getting you through your exams."
April, Year 12 - new to the Sixth Form

Sixth Form Girls in Library
Sixth Form Girls outside Riley