Sixth Form


A Tradition of Academic Excellence

The Henry Box School continues to be a centre of educational excellence serving the local community and attracting students from many different schools across Oxfordshire. Students in The Henry Box Sixth Form are part of a vibrant and hardworking community who consistently achieve outstanding A-level results. With very high academic standards, quality care, guidance and support and the opportunity to take part in a wide range of extra-curricular and sporting activities, there are a number of reasons why so many students choose to join The Henry Box School Sixth Form.


Curriculum Provision

At Henry Box School we offer a wide range of A Level subjects as well as a Level 3 Business BTEC (worth 2 subjects), Core Maths and the Level 3 Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). This combination allows us to offer a broad curriculum that caters for a wide range of interests, future careers and ability ranges. The EPQ is a project-based qualification that attracts UCAS points and is well received by universities and employers as it demonstrates high levels of independent learning. Details of this will be delivered to students in September of Year 12. The combination of A Levels and BTEC qualifications suits some of our learners needs.  Both qualifications are recognised by universities and apprenticeships.  Each student will be invited for a supportive interview to discuss the type and number of subjects with the Sixth Form Team.


Learning Pathways

Students can choose from 2 ‘learning pathways’, both of which have been designed to access either university or apprenticeships.  If students are exploring the idea of university, the following websites will help to explore the range of different subjects and entrance requirements:


Which University:

Russell Group university:


For those students interested in an apprenticeship, the following websites are useful:

Oxfordshire Apprenticeships:

National Apprenticeship Service:


A Level Pathway

This pathway is designed for students who achieve a minimum of 5 subjects at grade 5 including/as well as grade 4 or above in English and Maths. Students study A levels and EPQ only and choose 3 subjects from boxes A-E. The entrance criteria for this pathway are dependent upon which A levels students choose as each subject has varying entrance requirements (please refer to the subject information). 


Combined Pathway

This pathway is open to students who would prefer to study a more vocational course alongside A levels. Students can choose our highly successful Business BTEC Level 3 alongside 1 other A Level subject.  To access this pathway students, require a minimum of 4 subjects at grade 4 including/as well as grade 4 or above in English and Maths. Students will need to have achieved the individual entrance criteria to access their chosen subjects (please see course information).


Sixth Form Support

The Sixth Form Team will be in school on GCSE results day and the following morning.  If you have any questions or you have fallen slightly below the entrance criteria, please come in to speak to a member of our team who will be here to support you.  If we feel that we have a pathway that is suitable for a student who falls short of the entrance criteria, we will do our best to accommodate them. The specific needs of each student will be dealt with on an individual basis and our decision will be purely based upon what is best for each learner.

The Sixth Form Team

Mr C Tysom - School Leader Post 16

Mrs J Armstrong - Assistant School Leader Post 16

Mrs T Cole - Post-16 Administrator





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