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Academic


The Sixth Form section of our website is designed to give you information about AS and A2 courses on offer at Bury Grammar School Boys.  We hope you will find the information helpful.  Further details about our wide range of academic courses, first class pre-university and careers guidance and rich extra-curricular programme – including Sport, Music, Drama, Debating (eg. The Cambridge Union Debate and the Sir Rhys Davies Mock Law Trial Competition), The Bank of England Target 2.0 competition and Outdoor pursuits (e.g. The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and World Challenge) – can be found via the individual sections and departmental pages.

To enter the Sixth Form at BGSB we require you to have, as a minimum, 5 GCSE passes at Grade B or above.  You should ideally aim to achieve an A or A* in the subjects you wish to study at AS level – unless, of course, you choose a subject which you are not currently studying.

As far as subject choices are concerned, we advise you to discuss your thoughts and plans with your parents and with staff at school.  Among the questions you could usefully ask yourself are:

  • What subjects do I enjoy?
  • What subjects am I good at?
  • What are my career aspirations?
  • What subjects will keep my options open?

In the L6th you will take AS General Studies – and will be able to choose to take A2 General Studies in the U6th.  You will also have the opportunity to study an EPQ in U6th, having discussed your options with Mr Hone, our EPQ Co-ordinator.  In both L6th and U6th you will participate in Games on Wednesday afternoons and Activities on Friday afternoons.  (Friday afternoon activities are shared with the Girls’ School and include a wide range of options – academic, practical/creative and community service.)

Your week will, therefore, be made up as follows: 34 periods of academic teaching (8 periods for each chosen AS subject and 2 for General Studies.); 3 periods of Games; 2 periods of Activities and 5 private study periods where you can use our superb new Sixth Form Centre.  It goes without saying that you will also wish to avail yourselves of the fantastic refectory and social area contained within this new centre at lunch-time and at morning break.  It really is an exciting time to join our Sixth Form and make use of our excellent new facilities.

If you have any queries about the Sixth Form at BGSB, or would like to come and visit the school during the working week (Taster Days can be arranged), please do not hesitate to contact our Registrar:

Mrs Brierley

E: registrar@bgsboys.co.uk

T: 0161-797 2700