Riverston’s Upper School is tailor-made to meet the needs of young people as they continue their adventure in education and grow as responsible young adults. Our small size and low teacher-pupil ratio provides a highly personal and bespoke curriculum for each student
Year 9 to Year 11
Continuing in its focus of inclusive education, Riverston’s Upper School provides opportunities for students of all abilities as it seeks to enable them to become increasingly independent in both their learning and attitude.
There are opportunities to follow the more traditional route of academic GCSEs including English, Mathematics, the three Sciences, French, Humanities, Art, ICT, Psychology, Physical Education and Business Studies with Economics. All students also follow the progressive and functional Financial Capabilities and Life Skills.
For students who benefit from a more practical bias, Riverston School provides an increasingly complex vocational studies programme. Currently, this comprises BTEC opportunities in Travel and Tourism, Childcare Learning and Development, Business Administration and Performing Arts.
The flexible nature of Riverston’s timetable and the focus on individuals allows some students the opportunity to complete courses over three years rather than the more traditional two.
For some students, weekly lessons in Social-Communication, Independent Travel Training and Skills for Life continue as do extended opportunities for Sport and recreational activities.
Compulsory participation in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme provide students with the essential skills of teamwork and leadership, tolerance and perseverance.