Box Hill School
Surrey, United Kingdom
About Box Hill School
We are a co-educational school, offering day and boarding places for 11-18 year olds, with a strong educational, artistic and sporting tradition derived from a broad curriculum that delivers amazing results. So far pretty much like any other successful boarding school.
But what makes us stand out is that, at Box Hill School, successes and achievements are not just measured in A grades (although we still do very well in our exams!).
The real difference about our school is that we discover and nurture the talents and abilities of every student so that they all achieve their potential – and that can be in so many ways: in the classroom, on the sport’s field or through interactions with other students.
There are also fantastic opportunities for personal development on the many expeditions we offer and for artistic expression through Art and Drama activities.
Whatever is right for each student, these experiences, together with the great pastoral care and personal attention they receive, ensure that they really excel.
The Key Stage 3 and GCSE curriculum at Box Hill is planned to ensure a breadth and balance of subjects is studied throughout the 11-16 age range. We follow the intentions of the National Curriculum but broaden its scope to guarantee that courses are constructed to suit the abilities and interests of our students. To enrich the curriculum and to link with the Round Square Ideals all students in Years 7-9 undertake two expeditions, one in September and the other in June/July. In addition, study skills courses are provided annually, in curricular time, at Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. Examinations are set annually to test attainment and progress. The curriculum is delivered through a 10 day timetable, in 55 minute lessons and this allows all subjects a variety of learning slots dispersed across the two-week cycle.
For students in years 12-13, both IB and A Level courses are offered. The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is designed as an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepare students for success at university and life beyond. The programme is normally taught over two years and has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities. Box Hill School has recently (2012) re-introduced A Levels. Students now also have a choice of an extensive range of AS and A levels.