Bolton Sixth Form: The only sixth form college in Bolton
“To provide educational excellence which releases potential and promotes individual achievement in an environment where diversity is valued and students and staff are supported, challenged and encouraged to reach for their personal best in everything they do”
The College has two contemporary and modern campuses, one on Queen Street in Farnworth and the other on Deane Road in the town centre. Both facilities provide high quality education for 16-19 year old students who wish to study within the context & ethos of a sixth form college, where learning mentor and pastoral care schemes are at the heart of learning. The combination of high quality teaching and support has resulted in students achieving quite excellent results recognised nationally as being in the top 5% of all schools and colleges in the country.
The College is the outstanding value-added provider in the Bolton area offering a wide range of courses including AS/A Levels, BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diplomas, BTEC Level 2 First Diplomas, BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diplomas and Sports Academies offering girls & boys football, golf and boys cricket.
The College works closely with local high schools to ensure that the option of progressing to College is one that is as seamless as possible with hundreds of school children visiting the campuses in years 10 or 11 for taster days. The great links to local transport throughout the borough make it easy for students to commute to College without incurring large travel expenses.
Extra curricular enrichment activities play an important role in the education of all the students and help them to develop social and personal skills and enhance their university and job applications. There are plenty of activities on offer ranging from competitive and recreational sports to dance, to fundraising, to developing new skills and improving self confidence.
“The College continues to go from strength to strength and as a result the facilities at the Town Centre Campus are currently being expanded due to the high demand for places. Both this Campus and the Farnworth Campus now have amenities which rank alongside the best in the country.” Steve Wetton Principal