Our academic culture is powered by girls who want to learn and teachers who love to teach. When you visit us, you’ll feel the ingenuity fizzing in every classroom.
In the first three years, we offer a broad range of subjects including the arts, humanities, computing and PE. From Year 7, Science is taught as individual disciplines – Biology, Chemistry and Physics – and our girls also learn French, Spanish, Latin. German and Mandarin can also be studied from Year 8 onward.
In Year 9 our curriculum becomes further personalised. Subjects the pupils develop an affinity with can be explored further. Pupils can choose three subjects from Music, Drama, Food and Nutrition, Design Technology, Art and Textiles to spend twice as much time studying as they would in Year 7.
At GCSE level, it is compulsory for our pupils to take English Language and English Literature, Mathematics, the Sciences (either Biology, Chemistry and Physics as separate subjects or Combined Science). Alongside these, pupils choose ‘optional’ subjects which align to their interests.
Subjects on offer include: Fine Art, Textiles, Computer Science, Drama, Food and Nutrition, Geography, History, Music, PE, Economics, Business Studies, Design Technology and Religious Studies, French, Spanish, German, Latin, Mandarin, Astronomy, Greek, Health and Social Care.
Our teachers share their expert subject knowledge with passion and creativity. All have degrees closely related to their subject and many have higher degrees and PhDs from leading universities. An extensive professional development programme ensures our staff are ahead of the curve; giving our girls the very best academic experience.
We have a long tradition of academic excellence, evidenced by our results in public examinations. In 2023, an impressive 56% of GCSE results were grades 7-9 and 36% grades 8-9. While it is easy to focus on statistics, we understand that these do not tell the full story of our pupils and that success looks different for every individual. We celebrate every pupil’s unique pathway into adulthood and the world of work.
Those with specific learning needs flourish at RMS. Our experienced Learning Support department (PALS) provides targeted support to ensure every pupil can reach their full potential. The department works closely with staff and parents to provide weekly one-to-one and small group lessons on general study skills or subject-specific support. Pupils can also benefit from drop-in sessions where they can seek advice on work from subjects across the academic spectrum. English support is given to girls whose first language is not English, which may include IELTS.
I could not be happier with my daughter's progress at RMS. She is happy and settled and is growing in confidence in a way I would never have expected.