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Come and join us at Rivington and Blackrod Sixth Form in 2017

Applications are welcomed for entry to the Sixth Form in September 2017.  Rivington and Blackrod Sixth Form is a thriving and successful sixth form centre, with 300 students on A level and level 3 BTEC courses. Rivington is one of the few sixth forms in the area that allows students to combine A-Levels with BTEC's, giving all students an excellent route into a good university. Alongside a strong enrichment programme it continues to offer a strong basis on which students can pursue their educational and career aspirations.  Students this year have accepted places at a range of universities, including the University of Cambridge, University of Manchester, Kings College London, the University of Lancaster and the State University of Nevada. We welcome students from all schools.

The Sixth Form at Rivington and Blackrod High School is amongst the most successful in the area. It is a well-established sixth form, with excellent results. Our strong performance is underpinned by a professional, dedicated and caring team of teachers and pastoral support. Rivington and Blackrod Sixth Form is amongst the best 20% of school sixth forms and colleges nationally with 62.3% of grades at A*, A or B equivalent.

There has been an extensive refurbishment of the Sixth Form Centre. The classrooms have been transformed, an ICT suite has been added, and we now have additional private and group work facilities in the form of study pods, a new entrance area, bistro and refurbished common room. 

For further information, please contact us for an informal discussion. This is a chance for you to consider all of your post 16 options, including A-Level and BTEC options in the Sixth Form at Rivington, apprenticeships and college courses. You will also be able to:

- Meet the teachers who deliver A-Level and BTEC courses

- Ask questions about the courses that you are interested in

- Find out about required GCSE grades

- Speak to current students

For a hard copy of the prospectus please contact our Sixth Form on 01204 333266 or email or full details of all courses can be found at Applications from students currently in year 11 in a school within Bolton are via the online system Applications from students not currently in year 11 are available by emailing