RGS Sixth Form
Developing Adventurous Minds
We strongly believe that an excellent all round education has many facets. It is hoped that RGS Sixth Form students will not only leave RGS with outstanding A Level results but will also be enriched and fulfilled by various extra and co-curricular opportunities which develop personal characteristics and set them on a path for a happy and successful life. Students will complete their own learning journey as they personally construct a pathway where they choose what they want to do, whilst finding out about themselves.
We therefore offer our students the chance to excel academically, and thus prepare themselves for life at university, at the same time as developing their own leadership skills and experience with a wide range of activities.
Obtaining excellent qualifications is a fundamental aim but this is balanced with the aim of developing personal qualities through involvement in activities such as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, the Combined Cadet Force, Model United Nations, music, drama and sport (including Ultimate Frisbee and e-sports).
Our academic courses are A Levels; we do not offer vocational qualifications. However, we do offer an exciting and wide range of subjects to choose from alongside our unique co-curricular enrichment programme called Henry Smith Studies, which provides the finishing touches to an RGS education. Our ethos is to ‘develop adventurous minds’ where a love of learning is fostered and where students can find out what they are passionate about and the opportunities that this could lead to.
We have always valued the time outside formal lessons when students can discuss their work informally, study independently or relax with their friends. This is when the resources of the school, such as the Sixth Form Centre (with separate ICT facilities), the ICT Department, and the Library are available. Students can develop their interests with others at this time and also the study skills and time management which will be important to their success at university.
The Sixth Form also offers the opportunity to take responsibility for younger pupils. Prefects and mentors are all involved with organising and supporting the activities of younger pupils, especially those new to the school, and we believe that these activities are of great benefit to all involved, including new entrants to the school at Sixth Form level.
Above all, we are keen for our students to enjoy their time at the school. Great opportunities exist just to have fun with other like-minded students, in bands, choirs and orchestras, games teams, on Duke of Edinburgh hikes, trips abroad, drama productions and so on.
If you are a member of our Fifth Form, talk to our current Sixth Form. If you are not yet with us, come and visit to see and hear for yourself. We shall be pleased to show you why RGS Sixth Form is the ideal preparation for life beyond school.