RMS Edge provides each student with the opportunity to personalise their academic programme in line with their individual interests and aspirations. Students are supported, guided and challenged by dedicated and passionate subject specialists.

The Edge Components

RMSEdge has five components: Academic Core, Intellectual Breadth, Skills, Leadership and Futures, highlighting that tomorrow’s employers will be seeking a wide range of attributes in their future employees.

Academic Core

With 28 different courses to choose from, our Sixth Form curriculum will capitalise on your strengths and interests. To align options with abilities, interests and aspirations, our staff support girls’ choice of A level subjects, and timetables are built around individual choices as much as possible.

We will work incredibly hard to ensure you leave us with the best set of results that you are capable of and hope you will do the same. It is our job to ensure you can put your best foot forward as you take your next steps in the world.

Breadth

Life doesn’t have a syllabus, and we know that a diverse array of experiences are the foundations of a happy and successful life. Our enrichment courses will allow you to pursue intellectual interests, such as feminist theory, cultural affairs, art history and law, or to develop important life skills such as personal finance, cookery and ICT for business. We also offer the Extended Project Qualification.

Skills

Employers and universities like candidates with passions and interests. Our extensive co-curricular programme will provide ample opportunities for you to find your niche. Whether taking part in a theatrical production, going for glory on the sports field or volunteering as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, you’ll leave us knowing what confidence looks like. 

Leadership

As our oldest students, Sixth Formers are role models to the whole RMS community. From the moment you arrive, you’ll be encouraged to embrace opportunities for leadership by representing the school at open events, managing activities and mentoring younger pupils. Formal leadership positions include head girl, deputy head girls, prefects, subject ambassadors, sports captains and mentors, but we are firm believers in collective leadership and want all our girls to play their part in making RMS a better place.

Futures

In addition to RMSEdge we also offer Sixth Form girls a bespoke futures programme called LEAD (Listen, Enable, Advise, Drive). Through careers talks delivered by staff from organisations such as Deloitte and RBS, we explore leadership styles, presentation skills and interview techniques. 

We are fortunate to have a dedicated careers team who can offer expert advice on career preparation and university choices. All girls are encouraged to do work experience during school holidays and we are able to help secure placements.

I feel like I have had an exceptional education while at RMS, I've been presented with so many opportunities that I've faced head on, and I think that it's the outstanding RMS staff that have encouraged me and allowed me to feel comfortable in doing this.

Year 13 Student