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 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 the self study skills such as independent research, note taking and source referencing, often only acquired much later in life.
Seven students have so far 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. Some of the IGCSEs are taken a year early, in year 10.
Our students have so far taken, collectively, a total of 20 subjects; Additional Mathematics, Art & Design, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, English Language, English Literature, Enterprise, Global Perspectives, History, I.C.T., Latin, Mandarin, Mathematics, Physical Education, Physics, Science (combined) and Spanish and all have been passed.
Clearly with so few students it is not possible to produce meaningful statistics but for the 51 examinations taken by the students so far the overall results are:-
|Grade||Grade||Taken in||Taken in||% of total||equivalent||year 10||year 11||taken|
|A and A*||7 to 9||8||22||59%|
|B and C||4 to 6||5||14||37%|
59% of the examinations resulted in a grade of A* or A and 96% of the examinations taken resulted in a grade of A* to C.
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