Why choose Rugby High School?
"It's the best decision I've made for my education."
At Rugby High School, we aim to provide an excellent academic education and to develop our students into confident, caring, ambitious and resilient adults who are ready for the next stage of their lives.
We expect students to take three full A Levels over the two years in Sixth Form and if you have gained at least 5A*/grade 8’s at GCSE, you may do four subjects. The staff at RHS are experienced and in the face of an ever changing educational climate, we have the skills, expertise and track record to assure continued success.
We acknowledge that there is a world of difference between studying for GCSEs and the more focused and academic rigour required of A Level study, and we don’t want that to be a leap, but more a sequence of supported steps and so offer individual study skills lessons as part of the curriculum.
Support and Guidance
We offer superb pastoral support and guidance. Not only is there the Head of Sixth Form – Mrs Mireille Everton, Sixth Form Manager- Mrs Geraldine Brown and Learning Mentor – Mr Max Nichols, but an experienced team of tutors who see students on a daily basis.
There is also a team of experienced PSHE teachers who provide support and information on a wide range of relevant topics; driving, sex education, drugs awareness and global issues. A large part of the guidance for Year 12 and Year 13 is based on their future plans. The school guides students through the UCAS process with advice on personal statements, talks from different universities and information on apprenticeships and gap years. Specialist help is also available for Oxbridge, medicine and veterinary science applications. In the summer term, the school takes all of Year 12 to the UCAS convention in Birmingham and a whole day off timetable is dedicated to different career options called Next Steps Day. A careers advisor is also available to see students each week.
We also recognise that to be successful in today’s world, students need much more than just academic qualifications, therefore we offer a range of opportunities for students to develop skills which are highly regarded and valued by employers and universities. These include;
Duke of Edinburgh
Enrichment Activities-textiles/ art/ sport/ music/ food nutrition
Posts of responsibility- Head Girl Team
Form Liaison Officers
Reading and Spelling mentors
Academically we are a successful school; last year three-quarters of our A-Level entries were graded A*-B. We were the only local school in which every Year 13 student passed at least three A-Levels. Last year 50.4 % of our students gained places at a Russell Group University. Looking ahead, nine students have places at Oxford or Cambridge University for September 2017. We are equally very proud of those students who take gap years and work in communities across the globe as well as those who secure apprenticeships in companies such as Land Rover and the BBC.
We hope that our students will leave Rugby High emotionally and academically ready to move on to the next stage of their lives. We hope that our students will carry with them fond memories of dressing up on Pink Day or Book Character Fancy Dress Day, raising money for local charities, taking part in the Sixth Form Entertainment production or attending various Balls, and that they will realise just how special a place Rugby High School was and is.
We hope that you will come and join us too.