AS and A Level Courses for 2013
The decision about the A Levels to be studied is one of the most important that confronts a boy or girl. Bloxham has always believed that every pupil should aim to achieve his or her personal best intellectual level, and I am sure that this is a view that parents will share. The increasing numbers in Higher Education have made it possible to secure places on a degree course with comparatively modest A level grades, but many courses and many careers remain highly competitive. While there is a great deal more to education than the gaining of academic qualifications, there is still every incentive to aim for the best ones possible.
The process leading up to the A Level decision is therefore a very important one, and I hope that you will have the chance to read, digest and discuss with your son or daughter the information and advice in this booklet. The national Sixth Form curriculum came into force in September 2000, and this has made the decision process even more important than before.
The baseline qualification for the Sixth Form at Bloxham is three B grade and three C grade GCSEs. However, virtually all of our Sixth Formers achieve 8 - 10 GCSEs with at least a B grade in the subjects they wish to study at AS Level. It is normally expected that Sixth Form entrants have GCSE passes in English and Mathematics. In exceptional circumstances a pupil who does not have these grades in English and Mathematics may be accepted, but it is a condition of entry that they must re-take these subjects to obtain the necessary grades.
By clicking on the link here you can download a courses application form.
Click here to view the A level choices booklet.