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 GCSE Options

Pupils in Year 9 are asked to state their preferences about which courses they wish to study in Years 10 and 11 for GCSE or 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.

Students have regular opportunities to expand their skills and talents, including providing additional classes and opportunities for more capable and talented students, 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. Student 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
Can I tour the Royal Russell school or nursery?

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.

What other opportunities are there to visit the school?

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.

What is the application process?

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.

Questions? Please contact us today.
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