Curriculum & Enrichment
Our post-16 curriculum seeks to ensure breadth of study as well as flexibility in choice and combination of subjects. All A Level subjects follow a two-year linear programme (internal end of year exams in Year 12, final public exams in Year 13). BTec Sport students, only, will sit a public examination in Year 12.
All students study a minimum of four subjects in Year 12. In Year 13, about 75% of students will continue with three subjects and approximately 25% will continue with four subjects. For more information on the Sixth Form curriculum please see Into the Sixth Form Booklet 2019.
In addition to the four A level subjects students may add a 5th choice and will also have a Games Afternoon where there are a wide variety of team and individual sports at various skill levels on offer. In Year 13 all students attend a weekly lecture or skills development activity.
The subjects we currently offer as a 5th choice are:
- Extended Project
- GCSE Italian
- Beginners Mandarin Chinese
- Beginners Japanese
- AS Further Mathematics (Year 13 only)
- Stage Lighting and Sound Team.
Sixth Formers contribute an enormous amount to the whole School and we encourage students to participate fully in the various co-curricular activities on offer. Students may work towards the RGS Gold Award which recognises excellent commitment to Volunteering, Leadership and Co-Curricular. Sixth Formers have also initiated and run many successful societies, mentored younger students, helped at a local hospice, taken part in sport, music and drama, the Wycombe Business Management Conference, World Challenge trips and much more besides.