Beyond the Classroom

Robert Gordon’s College has always believed in educating the whole child, in allowing individuals to discover their own talents and interests and to develop these as fully as possible. Encouraging children to enjoy and excel at a wide range of activities nurtures the self-esteem which leads to academic success and personal fulfilment.

Music, Drama and Art provide extensive opportunities in Expressive Arts for Senior School pupils. Opportunities in Music see pupils performing in Aberdeen regularly and touring Europe and the USA biannually. Senior School year groups have the opportunity to both participate and compete in a huge variety of sports. Robert Gordon’s College is the largest centre in Scotland for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and over 450 Senior School pupils participate each year at all levels from S3 onwards. The Combined Cadet Force, (Army, Royal Air Force open to S2-S6 pupils and Pipe Band from P3-S6), is an integral part of the College and provides a unique opportunity to challenge cadets and improve their teamwork and leadership skills.

Whichever opportunities a pupil takes, they will grow to feel more a part of the school, to learn about their own abilities and about working with others and to have confidence in themselves.

Their engagement in school beyond the classroom may turn out to be what makes them who they are, as well as impressing universities and employers. Joining in and going out are vital parts of school life.

“Pupils within the School benefit from the wide range of sporting, arts and science, technology, engineering and maths events, activities and competitions as well as music and drama productions.”

Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Education, 2016

“The best part of RGC has been all of the opportunities that I wouldn’t have had anywhere else.”

Simon, S6 pupil