Any child attending Royal Russell school in Vilnius will not only benefit from a rich and vibrant programme of studies but can also easily transition into any British or international school. Moreover, this includes having their studies recognised by the most reputable universities worldwide.
The British Curriculum is one of the most well-known and highly-regarded curricula in the world of international education. As one of the leading international curricula, the British Curriculum is recognized by schools, academies, universities, and employers worldwide.
Students who study under the British Curriculum can quickly transfer to a new school and pick up almost right where they left off. In addition to this, the GCSE and A Level examinations are well regarded and accepted worldwide.
The British Curriculum is also known as the National Curriculum for England, and this system of education stresses creativity, critical thinking, and flexibility. Simultaneously, the British Curriculum includes a series of measurable and achievable goals, each designed to build on what went before while preparing the student for their future work.
One of the first steps in selecting a great school for your family is understanding the curriculum they follow. There are several great options to choose from, and each has impressive benefits for the students who study under that system.
A wide range of subjects which include arts, science and humanities are covered in the British Curriculum. Students learn the basics of numeracy and literacy at the foundation stage of the curriculum. At primary level, students are taught the fundamentals of mathematics and English. Science, technology, humanities and arts subjects are also introduced as multi-disciplinary topics and integrated in school projects. The curriculum aims to hone students’ higher order thinking skills and encourage independent learning as they prepare for the (I)GCSE examinations.
School phases are the groups that have been set up to administer progressive, standardised exams during a child’s education. The curriculum for England is segmented into phases of Early Years, Primary and Secondary schools. Each school phase consists of a certain range of school years, and they are grouped as follows.
Royal Russell first school phase is the Early Years Foundation Stage, for children aged 2 – 5 years. Children in this phase learn best through meaningful interactions with others, physical activity and play.
Primary school is for children aged 5-11 years and is the first stage of formal education. Our curriculum is designed to provide fundamental skills in reading, writing and mathematics, and to establish a solid foundation for learning.
Secondary education starts at the age of 11 years old. From the age of 11-14, students will study a broad range of subjects such as Music, Math, Science, English, etc. When reaching 14, students enter into a 2-year process known as IGCSE.
Music is a universal language that can engage and inspire children. Learning a musical instrument or simply appreciating a broader range of musical genres develops a unique mind and spirit, and provides a source of joy and satisfaction that can last a lifetime.
Music has almost universal interest, most people enjoy listening to it, playing an instrument or singing. It’s an enjoyable subject and a subject that enriches students’ lives and their education. As a result, Music has a central place in the curriculum, allowing students to develop an appreciation and love for music while honing their musical skills.
Throughout the year a busy schedule of concerts and musical workshops provide pupils with the opportunities to showcase their work and talent, both in the school and the broader community.
The Arts at Royal Russell school is seen as an essential part of our curriculum and we offer a large number of performing arts programs for students of all ages.
Our facilities are excellent and serve to support the creative efforts of our children who have access to a wide selection of programmes throughout the year, outside of regular enrichment activities.
Our teachers teach classes designed to develop creativity using a variety of media and techniques in arts and crafts. The awareness of colour, shape, balance, focus, and proportion are formed together to convey ideas and feelings. Students study a wide range of artists, craftsmen, and designers. These studies not only remain in the classroom, every year we invite artists to conduct workshops in their field.
Our aim in Physical Education (PE) is to introduce students to a wide variety of sports and activities with the hope that they leave our school recognising the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle after developing a love for physical activity. Throughout the year, sports competitions and inter-house tournaments help develop critical skills such as communication, leadership, and teamwork.
We believe all children benefit from a balanced and broad Physical Education curriculum in which they are given help to realise their full potential in all aspects of physical activity.
There is no doubt that Physical Education plays a vital role in a child’s development. The curriculum is designed to enable all children to participate in a wide range of activities in many varied environments thus enabling them to enhance their knowledge, understanding, and ability to apply physical skills.
Our students help to write, direct, and star in their own shows! Drama is a fundamental and highly valued aspect of the international school education offered at the Royal Russell School. Every student is encouraged to take part, both onstage and offstage, and there are plenty of opportunities to showcase their talents at a variety of shows and productions.
Current educational thinking and research show that drama is a practical teaching and learning medium, which is readily accessible to all learners, visually, verbally and kinaesthetically. Dramatic play is important and necessary for children. It is a natural, brain-friendly learning medium which children bring with them to school.
The skills acquired will be advantageous later in life. It requires students to practise skills in teamwork, leadership, creative problem solving, speaking and delivering work to an audience.
Please get in touch with us at [email protected] to arrange a visit during your trip so that you can truly experience the atmosphere and character of our school. You will have much to discover and consider when choosing a boarding school and we are here to help you. If this is not possible, interviews can be carried out via Skype, WhatsApp, Facetime, WeChat or Zoom.
We run open days, and personal visits can be arranged by appointment throught the year. Individual families or small groups are welcome to view our outstanding on-site facilities and meet our staff and pupils at a mutually convenient time during any working school day.
If you are interested in visiting Royal Russell school in Vilnius and applying for a place, please get in touch with us via email or phone and you will guide you throughout the joining process.