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Rivington and Blackrod Sixth Form is a well-established school sixth form with around two hundred and fifty students. After completing their A level or BTEC studies, the majority of our students go on to University.

The Sixth Form has a justified reputation for the strength of its results, which place it in the top 30% of schools and colleges nationally. We attach an equally high level of importance to providing a very high standard of pastoral care, student support and guidance.

Our Sixth Form welcomes students who were at the school in year 11 and those from other schools across the area. Our reputation for high academic achievement and excellent individualised support makes us a popular choice for students seeking good quality teaching in small groups. There are good transport links, with buses to a wide range of areas across Bolton and Chorley.

We operate on a four day taught week, with one other day available for additional study, the all-important work experience and enrichment. We offer a high level of support for all students with a personal tutor and excellent recently refurbished facilities for individual study, along with a wide range of enrichment activities.

Enrichment activities include additional support for those applying to the most competitive university courses, including Oxford or Cambridge, and for courses such as Medicine and Law. We offer work experience placements which are vital for successful applications in many areas, such as healthcare and education. Students also have the opportunity for direct entry to the superb Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.

There are structured opportunities to develop leadership skills and a wide range of charitable, cultural and social events. The Sixth Form arranges several residential trips, including visits to Parliament, the CERN project in Geneva, New York, and Auschwitz.

For more information about Rivington and Blackrod Sixth Form, download our 2021/2022 prospectus here >

We hope that you choose to join us and look forward to meeting you.