Sixth Form life at the Royal Hospital School is rewarding. Pupils are seen as individuals and, through careful academic guidance and a targeted enrichment programme, are given the best chance of reaching their full potential. They are encouraged to take increasing responsibility for organising their own time and developing a capacity for self-motivated study, but at the same time guided along the way with the setting of personal targets and constant review. The A Level curriculum is structured to provide a wide choice of both traditional and modern subjects; normally three subjects studies to A2 Level plus an academic elective subject or Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).
To find out more about a subject, please click on the subject below or download the Sixth Form Prospectus.
For information about our course, take a look at our Latin Leaflet.
Modern Foreign Languages
Click the link to find out more about the Modern Foreign Languages courses at RHS.
SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS
Find out more about our Mathematics course by taking a look at our Leaflet.
Interested in studying Further Mathematics at RHS, then take a look at our Further Maths Leaflet.
If you're interested in finding out more about this course, take a look at our Psychology Leaflet.
Find out more about our Chemistry course click here.
For more information about the Physics course click here.
Find out more about our Biology course by taking a look at our Leaflet.
If you're interested in finding out more about this course, take a look at our PE Leaflet.
Click the link to find out more about the Economics course at RHS.
For more information on the English Literature course click here.
Click the link to find out more about the English Language course at RHS.
If you're interested in finding out more about this course, take a look at our Politics Leaflet.
Interested in taking Film Studies at RHS? If so, take a look at our Film Studies Leaflet.
Click the link to find out more about the History course at RHS.
Find out more about our Business course here.
Interested in studying Geography at RHS? If so, take a look at our Leaflet.
Click the link to find out more about the Religious Studies course at RHS.
Find out more about our Classics course here.
If you're interested in finding out more about this course, take a look at our Art Leaflet.
Find out more about our Music course by taking a look at our Leaflet.
Click the link to find about the Music Technology course at RHS.
Drama and Theatre Studies
For more information about this course, take a look at our Drama Leaflet.
Interested in our Product Design course? If so, take a look our Leaflet.
Tutor System and Support
Alongside formal classroom teaching, there is an emphasis on important study skills and independent thought, with the invaluable support of a Tutor. Each pupil's Tutor is their mentor and guide. They will meet with him or her every week, both individually and as part of a small group. During these meetings their progress is reviewed, ideas are shared and matters of concern, pastoral or academic, can be raised. It is our ultimate objective to make sure that every pupil has the opportunity to choose from a wide range of university degree courses and is prepared for successful employment in whatever career he or she chooses. The pupil's Tutor is therefore closely involved in the critical matter of university entry, giving assistance with completing personal statements and UCAS forms.
Further support comes from the Head of Sixth Form, Heads of Department, specialist academic societies and the well-resourced Careers Department and the Higher Education Co-ordinator. Alongside this, the Learning Support Department offers individually tailored specialist teaching in one-to-one lessons for pupils with dyslexia or similar learning difficulties. This might cover study skills, revision techniques and improving literacy.
A Level Results
We stretch our most able pupils so that they are able to realise their full potential, go on to top universities and follow appropriate career paths. As well as adding value to the highest achievers, we also ensure that those that need more help are supported and advised, so that they too do well and exceed their expectations.
An average of 100 candidates take three of four A Levels each with a pass rate of 99% and around a third of all grades at A* or A. For a breakdown of A Level Results by year please follow the links below:
An average of 97% of our upper sixth pupils go to a university of their choice and, of these, 50% to Russell Group or other top universities. Recent leavers secured places at the following:
University of Bath
University of Birmingham
University of Bradford
University of Brighton
University of Bristol
University of Cambridge
University of East Anglia
University of Edinburgh
University of Essex
University of Exeter
Goldsmiths, University of London
Harper Adams University College
University of Hertfordshire
University of Hull
Imperial College London
University of Kent
Kings College London
University of Leeds
University of Leicester
University of Lincoln
University of Liverpool
London Drama School
The University of Manchester
University of Melbourne
Northumbria University, Newcastle
University of Nottingham
Nottingham Trent University
University of Oxford
Oxford Brookes UniversityUniversity of Plymouth
University of Portsmouth
Queen Mary College University of London
University of Reading
Royal Agricultural College Cirencester
University of London Royal Holloway
University of Sheffield
University of Southampton
University Campus Suffolk
University of Surrey
University of Sussex
University College London
University of Warwick
University of Westminster
The University of Winchester
University of York