Riley curriculum (Years 5 to 8)

Primary teachers combine with subject specialist to provide the best of both worlds

From an academic perspective there are a number of key benefits in choosing Riley for your son or daughter:

  • Qualified primary teachers plus subject specific teaching by subject specialists from the senior part of the School.
  • Riley pupils follow a course tailored to the transition between their previous school and their progression into senior school at the age of 13. Courses are generally based on English Key Stages Two and Three.
  • We ensure each child has a good grounding in core subjects and experience in specialist areas before moving on to further study. While Riley has its own classrooms, pupils also benefit from the facilities available throughout the senior part of the School and are taught specialist subjects by specialist teachers.
  • Classes are organised to take into account ability and previous experience to ensure each pupil is working at an appropriate level.

In Form 1JJ (P5) and Form 1J (P6) pupils study:

Core subjects taught by class teacher:

• English
• Mathematics
• Personal and Social Development
• History
• Geography

Subjects taught by specialist teachers:

• French
• Science
• Computing
• Design Technology
• Art
• Religious Education
• Music
• Physical Education

In Form I there are two mixed ability sets. In Form II pupils are streamed into two sets according to ability while Mathematics and French groups are settled independently. In these years, the curriculum covers:

• Art
• Classical Studies/Latin
• Computing
• Design Technology
• English
• French
• Geography
• History
• Mathematics
• Music
• Physical Education
• Religious Education
• Science