At RGTS our high expectations of teaching and student learning revolves around the concept of depth and mastery:
Depth in teaching means that we see our teachers as experts in their subject field, they are empowered to focus on imparting their expertise and knowledge to our students.
Depth in learning means that we expect all of our students to be challenged and achieve mastery in each of their subject areas
In order to develop depth and mastery we want RGTS students to approach learning using these core values, that we believe every student needs to demonstrate in order to flourish:
Through this students will achieve excellent academic outcomes with in-depth knowledge and skills to progress to high quality further educational and training.
Key Stage 3
The KS3 curriculum includes the following subjects:
English, Maths, Science, Humanities (History, Geography, Religious Studies), Modern Foreign Languages (French and Spanish), Computing, Creative Technology (Design and Technology, Food Technology, Art and Music Technology), Physical Education, Drama and Music.
The curriculum is structured into units and topics of work, which map the curriculum to the learning outcomes and assessment required for GCSEs in each subject area.
In addition to the standard six period day timetable, tutor time is used to develop thinking skills, knowledge and understanding relating to PSHE and SMSC. A variety of clubs and activities are offered after school which serve as enrichment. Internal and external events and trips are also used to supplement the timetable.
As a guide, we ask students to complete approximately one hour of home learning each day of the week.
All homework tasks are set in class and recorded online. Students also record home learning tasks in their planner.
There is an expectation that all students will read for a minimum of 20 minutes per day. Students have access to the school library to ensure that they are choosing books that are appropriate for their age group and personal interests.
In order to give students the full learning experience, RGTS is committed to ensuring that students are given a wide range of opportunities to enrich their learning outside of the classroom. Educational Visits are conducted regularly both in and out of London and embedded into the school calendar. Students can take part in trips to:
- The Globe Theatre
- The 02 Arena
- The Olympic Park
- The Imperial War Museum
- University Campuses through our UST Networks