The Upper School comprises the Third, Fourth and Fifth Forms, during which GCSE courses are taken.
Pupils are encouraged to choose a broad range of subjects, whilst taking account of any long-term goals, and are closely advised by the Careers Department.
Most pupils take ten GCSEs* at the end of the Fifth Form, although those who take Greek will take eleven. Pupils are set by ability for Mathematics, but are otherwise taught in mixed ability sets. The higher Mathematics sets take their GCSE at the end of the Fourth Form.
All pupils study Mathematics, English, Science, a Modern Language, PHSE (Personal, Health and Social Education), Physical Education and Games. Students have a choice between studying the three separate sciences or the Double Award course which incorporates elements of all three sciences.
At Reigate Grammar School, we aim not only to gain success for the students in their GCSEs, but also to prepare them for the much more testing Sixth Form work which will follow, enabling them to proceed to University.
*In some subjects, pupils sit IGCSEs (International exams) which are regarded as more rigorous versions of the GCSE.