Message from Head of Senior School:

Entering the Senior School marks an important stage in a student’s educational journey. Starting at Form Three, our learners are encouraged to begin working beyond their comfort zone. Lessons and topics begin to become more challenging and more demanding as the IGCSE courses are introduced. Students begin to think critically and questions become more important than answers. Indeed, it is that learning experience and the pursuit of excellence that shapes each student’s development, both in and out of the classroom.

At The Roman Ridge School, we offer a variety of opportunities outside the classroom, namely Community Service and team building activities such as Sports and Clubs. This provides students with a chance to explore their passion and find their voices in the context of a supportive and nurturing community, falling in line with our founders’ mission and vision: “To develop our children to believe in themselves by nurturing, incorporating and applying their talents, gifts, abilities, and character.”

As we progress year by year, our academic and extra-curricular programmes grow from strength to strength. We also aim to develop in our students a strong global perspective which encourages them to accept the challenge of leadership in the world beyond the school gates and we will continue to do so year in year out.

Mrs. Josiane Chammas.

Senior School (IGCSE & GCE AS/A Level)

IGCSE Programme (Forms 3- 5)

In Form 3, students are introduced to all subjects offered at IGCSE and given the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the demands and scope of each subject before making their subject choices. During this year, students are introduced to the curriculum across many subjects, to further build the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to excel in the IGCSE.

In Form 4, students begin to narrow their choices, selecting 7-9 subjects to study at IGCSE.  To ensure our students are fully prepared for post-secondary educational studies, our IGCSE programme consists of compulsory and elective subjects, which are outlined below:

Compulsory Subjects:
  • First Language English
  • English Literature
  • Mathematics
  • French
  • Physical Education
  • Co-ordinated or Triple Science
Coordinated Science – Students study 2/3 of each syllabus of each of the three sciences:  Biology, Physics, Chemistry –  (General Double Award). This is a demanding programme that provides a strong, broad overview of all sciences.

 

Triple Science – Students study the full syllabus of each of the three sciences:  Biology, Physics, Chemistry. This is recommended if your child is interested in studying Sciences at A Level, which is required for tertiary studies in Medicine, Engineering, etc.  (1 Award per Science Subject, totaling 3 Awards).

Elective Subjects: Elective subjects are structured in an Option Block System. Students must select either Co-ordinated Science or Triple Science. If you select Triple Science, you may not choose any other subject from Block 2.

Students may also select between 1-3 elective subjects in total – choosing only one from each block.

Block 1Block 2Block 3Block 4
EconomicsGeographyHistory
Co-ordinated ScienceTriple ScienceAdd MathsAdd Maths
Art and DesignICTEconomics

Further details about our IGCSE programme can be found in the IGCSE Subject Choices Handbook or on the Cambridge International Examination (CIE) website www.cie.org.uk.

Sixth Form College (GCE AS/A LEVEL)

We encourage all students who attend our Sixth Form to pursue tertiary level education, requiring them to complete at least 3 full GCE A Level papers.  Strong students will be given the option of writing a 4th paper at either A or AS Level.  In addition, all TRRS Sixth Form Students are expected to attend full school days, attend full school days, participate fully in PE once a week, attend all tutorials & activities, as well as participate in weekly community service either in or out of school.

All subjects are taught as mixed ability groups.  Tutorials are held during the week, which are compulsory for those about to sit exams. Booster classes are held on Saturdays, which are optional.  Contact time is 6-7 periods per week, plus tutorials which are two hours long and held weekly per subject. In addition, all students have a number of study periods each week when they are encouraged to make use of study rooms and the Library.

Subjects Available in Sixth Form:
  • Art and Design
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • IT
  • Maths
  • PE
  • Physics