Senior School
At Royal Russell we offer a broad curriculum, which is enriched with a wide range of co-curricular activities, clubs and trips.

The curriculum at Royal Russell School provides opportunities for all pupils to excel in their learning.

Throughout Years 7 – 9, pupils follow the Key Stage 3 curriculum and experience a wide range of subjects and lessons. Our small class sizes enable our teachers to capture the interest of every pupil and extend their subject understanding with discussion, research and projects.

We run courses and assemblies for all our pupils on maximising their potential and effective study and revision skills.

Choosing IGCSE Options

Pupils in Year 9 are asked to state their preferences about which courses they wish to study in Years 10 and 11 for IGCSE examinations. This is an important phase in every pupil’s education as they begin the process of specialising in certain subject areas.

English Language and Literature, Mathematics, all three Sciences and a Modern Foreign Language form the seven core subjects studied at GCSE.

Pupils will add three more subjects of their own choice from a broad range. The main thing to consider is that pupils should elect to study subjects that they enjoy and believe they will be successful at. We do not expect pupils at this stage to have a definite idea of the direction they wish to progress in their studies in our Sixth Form, and as such, our curriculum is broad and balanced.

When considering subjects, pupils should consider what they will be studying in those lessons, and also how this fits in with co-curricular activities. We want to ensure that pupils continue to develop their skills outside the classroom, whilst being mindful of not taking on too much.

Pupils have regular opportunities to expand their skills and talents, including providing additional classes and opportunities for more capable and talented pupils, as well as intervention and support as necessary. Formal learning assessments are conducted in accordance with our assessment and reporting procedure and goals are regularly communicated to students and parents. Pupil learning assessments are also more informal and frequent.

The Royal Russell school follows the English National Curriculum, and allocates children to year groups in the same way any school in the UK would. The table below provides the age to year group placement as well as an equivalent to the Lithuanian curriculum.
Age as of 1st of September Year Group (UK) Year Group Equivalent Lithuania Key Stage Grouping
11 Year 7 Year 6 Key Stage 3
12 Year 8 Year 7
13 Year 9 Year 8
14 Year 10 Year 9 Key stage 4
15 Year 11 Year 10