August 2021: Hundreds of thousands of A-level and GCSE students have been given grades determined by
teachers, rather than exams, with pupils only assessed on what they were taught during the pandemic. Teachers
decided on final grades through mock exams, coursework, homework, portfolios, and guide questions provided by
the exam boards. Long before Covid-19 challenged educators, avant-garde Headmaster and Director Bernhard
Gademann, along with Rosenberg’s Head of Innovation, Anita Gademan, have advocated for exam-free education,
and doubt that primary school students of today will be required to sit exams to access higher education in the
future. What’s more, unlike many other traditional schools, Rosenberg focuses on fostering entrepreneurial spirit
and encouraging students to embrace the benefits of technology from an early age to prepare them for the reality
of the 21st-century workplace.
Anita Gademann, Rosenberg’s Head of Innovation, comments: “We are delighted that our students have
continued our excellent track record in 2021 with exceptional A-Level and GSCE results, however, it is when a
student culminates their studies at Rosenberg having discovered their true passion that is our ultimate aim –
something that can’t always been achieved through traditional education frameworks such as examinations. Our
unique Talent & Enrichment programme, which runs alongside our A-Level and GCSE qualifications, offers over a
100 course options to choose from – enabling students to truly prepare for the world beyond the school gates, and
thrive in the 21st-century workplace.”
From robots and space habitats to Michelin-starred meals and sports lessons in the Swiss alps, Rosenberg shares
the top five aspects of school life at Rosenberg that set it apart from its peers:
A SPACE HABITAT
This year, Rosenberg has embarked on an exciting, extra-terrestrial mission with SAGA Space Architects – a new
design practice that works on making space liveable for future space travellers. Working closely with the SAGA
Space Architects team, Rosenberg students have been designing and building a space habitat as part of the
school’s Future Park. Featuring a drone port, the Space Habitat will also become a home for the school’s robot,
Spot. The habitat will be a site of research for future students to learn about the fundamental conditions and
architectural designs humans need to thrive, whether on Earth or in space. SAGA Space Architects predicts extraterrestrial settlements will become a reality within the next decade – meaning students will be well ahead of the
curb in their understanding of this next phase of human development.
ROBOTS, VERTICAL FARMS & WIND TREES
Rosenberg’s Future Park is an essential steppingstone in progressing Rosenberg’s mission to revolutionise
education and to close the gap between education and the real, professional world of the 21st century. In this
state-of-the-art facility, students can undertake projects guided by expert partners in the fields of science and
technology, including leading university for technology ETH Zurich university and machine learning experts,
Boston Dynamics who have provided the school with a host of robots. Students can use the contemporary educational space of the Future Park to anticipate and shape the future of humanity on earth and beyond, from growing their own produce for the kitchen using revolutionary vertical farms, through to harnessing the power of man-made wind trees to create electricity for the school’s personalised Audis.
RETHINKING THE CURRICULUM
Rather than solely preparing students for exams by adhering to ridged curriculums, Rosenberg has created its own
educational paradigm through the unique Rosenberg International Curriculum (RIC®), which fosters 21st century
expertise while also preparing students for a wide range of external qualifications, including the International
Baccalaureate (IB), A-Levels and Advanced Placement (APs). The RIC® is internationally accredited and widely
recognised for its academic depth interdisciplinary approach where students can take early external qualifications
well ahead of their age-group. Rosenberg also offers a unique Talent and Enrichment programme consisting of
over 100 co-curricular courses, ranging from Creative Technologies & Robotics to Sustainable Design, Wealth
Management and Activism. Students become independent thinkers and are encouraged to see the connections
between disciplines which Headmaster Bernhard Gademann believes is key for addressing the unique challenges
of the future, such as AI and climate change.
School dinners at Rosenberg are a far cry from traditional boarding school fare with menus featuring a selection of
international dishes that are made with locally sourced ingredients where all dietary requirements are catered for
by a team of world-class chefs. Driven by locally-sourced, seasonal, top-quality ingredients, each meal is an
expression of Head Chef Marcin Mr. Marcin Szlezak’s Polish roots, as well as his 10 years of experience working in
top London kitchens – from Harrods to Michelin-starred Kitchen W8. Students also have the option to create a
dietary plan with the resident nutritional chef.
SKIING IN THE SWISS ALPS
The Swiss Alps surrounding the school provide the perfect playground for ski trips throughout the winter for
students, meanwhile sailing camps in partnership with Monaco Yacht Club take place in the summer months.
What’s more, a total of 30 sporting activities are available, including archery, ice skating, mountain biking and
circus training which run alongside traditional netball and football classes. Located at the heart of the Rosenberg
campus is a 400m2 golf training ground, featuring a professional multi-hole putting green. For students looking for
an even more tailored experience, personal training sessions are also offered throughout the year for students
who wish to improve their technique with experts in their chosen field all designed to broaden young minds and nurture their creativity. In a rapidly changing the world, the need for education to evolve is of more importance than ever before. While no one can predict the future, in a world increasingly driven by advances in technology, Institut auf dem Rosenberg must inherently nurture human skills such as creativity, intuition and interpersonal social skills.
About Rosenberg International Curriculum:
The Rosenberg International Curriculum – RIC®, a challenging, international K-12 academic, talent and enrichment
curriculum fostering 21st century skills and preparing for a wide array of external qualifications through the
contextualisation of learning.