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Curriculum & Enrichment

Academic Curriculum

RGS is acclaimed for its academia. Our curriculum ensures breadth and depth, enabling boys to experience huge diversity and play to their strengths. Languages, the Humanities, Mathematics, the Sciences, the Creative and Performing Arts - plus numerous sports and activities are all part of the School's carefully considered academic programme. More than twenty-five subjects are offered and examined at both GCSE and A Level, inculding six languages, ancient and modern!

Such an enormous choice establishes the conditions in which every individual student can develop his talents to the full, and provides endless opportunities for him to excel.


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 below:



In addition to the four A Level subjects students may add a fifth 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)
  • CCF
  • 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 360 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.

School Life

RGS has so much more to offer than just facilitating academic progression. Every boy at RGS is encouraged to take part in activities outside the academic curriculum, each is an opportunity to develop an interest, excel with a particular talent and, above all, have fun.

Boys are given the opportunity to develop and explore themselves as individuals, with a vast range of co-curricular activities always available to support them in their self-discovery. Clubs, societies, trips, competitive sport, an extensive musical programme and regular drama productions are just the beginning of how the School supports students in any interests they may have.