I am sure, with the announcement of GCSE examinations being cancelled that you have some anxiety about how places will be offered.
Although the exams have been cancelled, OFQUAL have stated that grades will be awarded. We (as are all schools) are waiting to understand from the government and OFQUAL how GCSE grades will be fairly awarded to all students.
Once we have this information, we will inform you of how Rugby High School will proceed. We will do so in line with our admissions arrangements, unless given further instructions from the DFE and ESFA. If you have a conditional offer, that offer will not be rescinded simply because exams have been cancelled. If grades are awarded to students, our usual admissions arrangements will apply.
I am sure you understand how changeable this situation is, but we will hope to ensure that no student is unfairly disadvantaged by current events.
With best wishes
both boys and girls CAN apply directly to Rugby High Sixth Form
Why choose Rugby High School?
"It's the best decision I've made for my education."
“I genuinely love going to my lessons and I'm lucky to have the teachers I have.”
- One of the best state schools in the UK
- A Levels in 2019 :
- 89.5% A* - C
- 69% A* - B
- Over 1/3 of grades awarded A - A*
- All Oxbridge applicants gained their place
- 97% of applicants gained a place at university within a week of Results Day
We are a school that achieves grades well above the national averages at every grade.
The focussed academic challenge and pastoral support, the responsibility and independence offered ensures you leave Rugby High School with all the skill, qualifications and resilience necessary to be successful.
Students normally need 6 grade 6s (or the equivalent) at GCSE. 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 8s at GCSE, you may do four subjects. The staff at Rugby High are highly committed and experienced in teaching both boys and girls; 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 - we don’t want that to be a leap, but more a sequence of supported steps. So we provide individual study skills support to ensure you complete the full 2 year A Level qualifications with confidence.
Support and Guidance
We offer superb pastoral support and guidance. The Head of Sixth Form – Mrs Olga Dermott-Bond, Sixth Form Manager- Mrs Geraldine Brown, Assistant Pastoral Manager - Mrs Louise Thompson and Learning Mentor – Mr Max Nichols are supported by 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 and a whole day off timetable is dedicated to different career options called Next Steps Day.
A session from Mrs Dermott-Bond, Head of Sixth Form, on how to approach employers for work experience
Sport and Fitness: Students will be able to part in up to 3 periods of fitness activities a week
Cooking Workshops on Wednesday afternoons
Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
Personal Development Opportunities
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;
- Young Enterprise
- Duke of Edinburgh
- Student Council
- Work Experience
- Posts of responsibility- Head Girl Team
- House Captains
- Sports Captains
- Form Liaison Officers
- Reading and Spelling mentors
- Subject mentors
Results and Beyond
Academically, we are a hugely successful school. 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 Jaguar Land Rover, Deloitte and the BBC.
We trust 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 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 is.
We hope that you will come and join us too.
*** Just 11 minutes from Coventry/22 minutes from Northampton by train***
*** Dedicated Sixth Form Parking***