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Enriching the academic experience

An important aspect of a ‘whole person’ education is enriching the academic learning experience outside the classroom in a variety of ways. This includes trips away, bringing experts in to speak and encourage curiosity and empowering students to run, or set up, their own societies to explore and inspire others in the subjects which interest them most.

Enrichment, an important aspect of a Rugby education.

Visiting Speakers

Every term there is a new set of visiting speakers, these range from astronomers to poet laureates. Click here this term’s speakers.


Some departments value trips in the UK and around the world. For example, the Modern Foreign Languages department run various trips to Europe and the Art History department trips have included New York and Rome. 


There are many societies on offer to students, and if one doesn’t exist? Students are encouraged to found it themselves.

Here are some examples

  • Debating
  • Engineering
  • English
  • Geography
  • Landor
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Psychology
  • Temple Society

The Extended Project Qualification

The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) was developed here at Rugby through the pilot perspectives on Science Qualification and now embraces all aspects of the curriculum. Sixth Form students enjoy the refreshing contrast between traditional exams and the opportunity to develop an extended piece of research in an area that really interests them.



The Sixth Form Experience