At Box Hill School we offer our sixth form students the choice of two academic programmes. They can study for A Levels or for the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB).
The A Level Curriculum
A Levels offer early specialisation for students who have a firm understanding of what subjects they wish to study at university, or which career path they would like to follow. The programme is specially tailored to the needs of students who may favour certain combinations of subjects, such as maths and sciences, or creative arts.
All students will take three A Levels in a two-year linear programme and will be assessed in their final exams at the end of Year 13.
The IB Diploma Curriculum
The IB Diploma is a two-year course, culminating with exams in May at the end of the second year. Students are required to take 3 higher level subjects and 3 standard level subjects. Diploma candidates choose their programme from the six IB subject groups, ensuring that a breadth of experience in languages, humanities, experimental sciences, mathematics and the arts is acquired.
All IB students have to submit an Extended Essay and must complete the Theory of Knowledge course as well as the requirements for the CAS (Creativity, Activity and Service) programme.
These make up 5 hours a week.