The school's Secondary Department opened in September 2011 with an initial 3 students. It remains small today, with currently 6 students.
Students in Key stage 3 (Ages 12 to 14) study a broad curriculum encompassing English Language, Mathematics, Science, Modern Languages, Latin and Classics, Information Technology, Art, Music, Speech and Drama and Citizenship. History and Geography are studied via a series of guided self study projects. Through these projects the students not only learn the elements of the Humanities curriculum but also develop ability in self study skills such as independent research, note taking and source referencing, often only acquired much later in life.
Our first students have recently completed their Key stage 4 years, during which they studied for, and sat, the external IGCSE examinations. As part of an international school, the River House secondary department is registered with the Cambridge International Examination Board whose examinations are recognised in many countries of the world. Our students have so far taken, collectively, a total of 11 subjects; Art & Design, Business Studies, English Language, English Literature, Enterprise, History, Latin, Mathematics, Physical Education, Science (combined) and Spanish and all have been passed. Some examinations were taken a year early but the majority in the academic year just ended. Results are therefore still, at this stage, provisional.
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