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Inside the Classroom at Bloxham School

Strong academic qualifications are an important factor in a students’ future success and Bloxham School encourages all pupils to achieve their best.

In the main, international students access the same curriculum as English-speaking children.

Third Form students (aged 13 to 14) follow a wide-ranging course that aims to give them the foundations, skills and experiences from which to access more formal qualifications as they move up the school.

Our academic programme is geared towards helping students to make successful applications to a wide range of top global universities.

International students in the Fourth Form and Fifth Form (aged 14 to 16) follow a 9 or 10 subject GCSE curriculum.

In the Sixth Form (aged 16 to 18) they follow the A Level curriculum, initially embarking on four subjects, with a view to taking three to completion at the end of their two year course. Most students who reduce to three subjects complete an additional Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) in an area of interest to them.

Some international students require additional support and this is delivered by an EAL department that seeks to help pupils develop their understanding of language and British culture. Language support takes place in small groups or individual lessons, depending on the student’s specific needs. Through our EAL provision, we help students develop their skills in speaking, reading, writing and listening, as well as covering any subject-specific language that will be important to them.

In addition, our subject teachers are understanding of the challenges faced by international students and are always happy to provide additional support, specifically around exam technique.

In addition to GCSE and A Levels, we also prepare pupils for IELTS and Cambridge ESOL exams.