In J5 and J6, our pupils achieve a higher level of responsibility, maturity and academic ability. They are developing strong independent learning skills which they will take with them to the next stages of their academic life. Rockboro offers senior pupils a broad and stimulating curriculum complemented by a wide range of exciting extra-curricular activities. At this stage in their education, J5 and J6 pupils continue to benefit from small classes and individualized attention from teachers who seek to encourage their pupils to develop confidence in themselves as learners and critical thinkers. Senior pupils develop the art of public speaking throughout the school year with J6 pupils receiving one hour of instruction per week in the subject culminating in a speech at their graduation ceremony in June. In addition to their studies, J6 pupils are offered academic preparation for secondary school assessment exams.
J5 and J6 pupils take on various roles of responsibility within the school. They take part in a buddy system in which they are given the responsibility of looking after a younger pupil during school trips. J5 and J6 pupils also assist younger pupils in their musical-drama performances; they take part in school fund-raising events; and they help to organise charity events. When our pupils leave us after J6, they are confident, well-rounded, independent young people who are well-prepared and ready for secondary school and beyond.