Academic

As a proudly mixed ability school, The Royal is academically ambitious for all its pupils and 2020 was consistent with our usual excellent academic record. Many students received top marks against our impressive offering of a particularly broad range of A Level subjects; 25 in total.  

Catering for the individual is at the heart of the school. This is clear in the array of courses pupils are going on to. Over 75% of students achieved their first choice of university and almost 60% are off to Russell Group Universities. The courses range from traditional degrees such as Mathematics and Geography to more vocational degrees including Social Anthropology, Computer Science for Cyber Security, Aerospace Engineering and Fashion Business Management.  

These results reinforce The Royal School's reputation for strong academic progress, a robust value-added education and high individual achievement.  

The majority of Sixth Form students will study three subjects at A Level. In addition, students take the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), being taught the necessary skills during the Lower Sixth year. The EPQ is taught through lessons, lectures, debates and tutor/student-led discussions. As such, it prepares students for the different teaching styles adopted by tutors at higher education colleges and universities.  

Each year the A Level curriculum is defined by students’ personal choice of subjects made in the Spring Term of Year 11. Currently we have students studying the following subjects: 

Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Drama & Theatre, Design and Technology, Economics, English Literature, French, Further Mathematics, Geography, Government and Politics, History, Mathematics, Media Studies, Music, PE, Photography, Physics, Psychology, Spanish and Textile Design.