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.
Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Education, 2016
Simon, S6 pupil