Students joining the School in the F Block receive a broad and balanced education in all the subjects which we feel are important for young men and women of the 21st century. This breadth and balance is continued when they move into their GCSE courses. Although we are not constrained to work towards the English Baccalaureate at Rugby, or to follow the National Curriculum, we do believe that this range of subjects gives pupils the best educational experience up until the age of 16.

The Sixth Form at Rugby is very different from many other academic schools. The School has a tradition of innovation in the curriculum and more details can be found on the next page of the website. We offer A levels, or the alternative CIE Pre-U qualification, in 29 subjects.

Students can also take an Extended Project qualification. This was developed here at Rugby through the pilot Perspectives on Science Qualification. The range of subjects offered has broadened now so that all aspects of the curriculum are covered and pupils enjoy the refreshing contrast between traditional exams and the opportunity to develop an extended piece of research in an area of their own choosing and interest.


Our subjects include:

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Classics
  • Chemistry
  • Design and Technology
  • Drama and Theatre Studies
  • English
  • Economics and Business
  • Geography
  • Graphic Design
  • History
  • Information Technology
  • Photography
  • Physics
  • Textile Design
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Languages
  • Music
  • PE
  • Sports Sciences 
  • Politics and International Relations