Year of foundation: 1847
Age of students: 11-18 years
Type of education: joint
Number of students: 436
Programs: High School, GCSE, A-level
Accommodation: Boarding house
Price: from 9995 GBP per term with accommodation
Ranking: one of the oldest schools in Britain, which has a high level of teaching and excellent reputation among universities
Bloxham school is an educational institution welcoming children from different countries. The school is located near Oxford. There used to be only boys. Today, the school is one of the most famous private English boarding schools. Nowadays, it accepts boys and girls at equal level. Graduates of the school enter the prestigious universities of the country. Many choose Oxbridge.
Since its inception, the school has been a stronghold of tolerance, intelligence, and benevolence. Along with the subjects provided by the curricula, etiquette is studied here. Academic preparation in the educational institution at the height, especially strong in Bloxham School of Science. Also proposed to study the sought-after business disciplines. Students can take lessons of basis management, business, etc. To creative children the school offers studying of design, musical reading and writing, other subjects.
Children in Bloxham school are under constant supervision. Safety of studying, accommodation is guaranteed. Staying at school is an excellent opportunity for a foreign student to get acquainted with English traditions. National games, sports, entertainment programs, excursions - all this is included in the block of extracurricular activities. At school students get not only high-quality academic preparation, but also personal development. . Students become capable of making choices, making decisions, and being responsible for them.
In 7-9 grades, children undergo mathematics (there is a simple and complex level), chemistry, history, biology, the world's major religions, physics, French, design, and physical education. In the 9th grade the study of the Spanish language begins.
The program provides for continuing education in mathematics, religious studies, chemistry, sports training, biology, English and literature, foreign and physics courses. These are mandatory directions.
Any of each block can become a random item:
- English as an additional (EAL), French, sports, geographic direction;
- Latin, art, design and technology, musical art, textile technology;
- Latin, historical science, Spanish, music, art;
- cooking technology, business, design (+ technology), geography.
The EAL course is often chosen by foreign students who want to improve their knowledge of special vocabulary and improve their communication skills. Bloxham school provides a sensitive approach to the level of abilities and knowledge: students are divided into groups of enhanced learning and standard. After changes in the level of progress, the student can move to another group.
In the 11th form there is an opportunity to pass a Double Award Course, which includes an international double IGCSE. It is considered as two exams on natural subjects, and not as three.
Bloxham school students invariably show high results in the exams. The GCSE program demonstrates the high performance of schoolchildren: A-A scores were received by more than 33% of adolescents, and 63% of pupils achieve good performance (A * -B).
UK Universities with joy and without entrance exams accept applicants after the end of the A-level program. Colleges and higher schools of the world focus their courses on the quality and educational model of this program.
Two-year A-level involves an extensive study of several disciplines required for admission to the university. In the first year, students must comprehend the specificity of the four main subjects, in the second year of training - three. The maximum effectiveness of training is achieved when choosing distant courses on topics, as some may provide for duplication of content and violate academic balance.
Bloxham school students at level A-level study one subject from each block, focusing on the requirements of the university, where the enrollment is planned. Blocks:
- mathematics, theater, art history, geography, political structure, psychology;
- business, historical science, physics, music, German or Spanish, textiles;
- sports, English or French, music, food industry (technology), chemistry, design art , Geography;
- the course of business, information technology, biology, religious studies, economics, information technology, English, art.
The college also requires a career course.
Reinforced requirements in Bloxham School and intensive study of disciplines allow students to obtain an excellent level of knowledge and achieve high results in examinations. In 2012, more than 54% of college students at the A-level level received A * -B grades.
School accommodation is offered in 5 residential buildings. Younger students live a few people in a room. Senior students are provided with separate apartments. Students live in an atmosphere of trust and friendship. For their comfort, they can use: household items, appliances, free laundry, kitchen, lounges, gambling halls.
Bloxham School is very well equipped. The teaching materials in the school are the most modern, the technology is functional, the laboratory classes are safe. Also, appropriate equipment, inventory, supplies are provided for the circles. The pride of the school is the Design Center. It occupies a separate building. The Center has modern equipment for processing plastic, wood, metal.
The school year consists of three trimesters. Students begin to study on September 3, the end of the autumn trimester is scheduled for December 13. The rest is waiting for students from October 18 to November 2. After January 5, the spring trimester begins. The holidays will please children from February 14 to 22, and the spring training period will end on March 28. The summer term starts from April 20. Two weeks of rest are planned on May 22 -31, and the academic year will end on June 26.
Bloxham School sets a number of surcharges for its students. The registration fee for the school is GBP 100, the deposit to confirm the place is estimated in the cost of one-trimester studying. Registration in the guardian agency and supervision will require additional sums of money. Lessons in English as a foreign language (EFL) are estimated at £ 1.2 thousand per semester.
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