Life in Bloxham's Sixth Form
Our vibrant Sixth Form offers an environment in which enthusiastic, motivated young adults thrive. Students and staff work together to achieve consistently excellent results and they do so without sacrificing any of the wonderful extra-curricular, charitable and other enrichment programmes that continue to make the Sixth Form such an attractive place in which to learn.
We offer a broad range of subjects and flexible option blocks to enable students to tailor their studies towards their passions and future plans. Our 2016 A Level results were strong, with an increase in the A* to B grades (up 12 percentage points on last year) and in the A*/As grades (up eight percentage points on last year). Each year, the vast majority of our students gain entry into their first choice university, including Oxford and Cambridge, with an increasing number seeking higher educational opportunities both abroad and via apprenticeship programmes.
Our Careers Department works closely with external careers advisers, teaching staff, tutors and Housemasters/mistresses. The Department offers one-to-one support on writing university applications and advice on the best combination of subjects to support a student's future path. Our old Bloxhamists have gone on to work in a variety of fields, amongst them airline pilots, designers, doctors, business analysts, brand managers, and entrepreneurs that own their own businesses.
Studying for the future comes first for Bloxham Sixth Formers, but life here also offers a good mix of sport, the arts and outdoors, as well as many exciting trips and social events. The Bloxham Activities Programme caters for a wide range of passions and interests, and students can become involved in a huge variety of activities, from textiles to CCF and sailing to orchestra. More details on our Broader Curriculum can be found here.
As the senior members of the school, Sixth Formers enjoy a greater degree of independence. They are given more control and choice over where they study, along with the opportunity to stand for a number of roles of responsibility. In addition to the regular School Captain and Prefect roles, these include the popular Peer Listeners programme, for which students receive formal training to listen to fellow students’ problems, opportunities to lead clubs and activities for younger pupils, and the chance to run Bloxham School Sound – our student radio station!
If you would like to find out more about life in Bloxham’s Sixth Form, why not take a look at our Sixth Form Prospectus or come along to our Open Evening? Please contact the Admissions Office on 01295 724301 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.