Prince George’s 2nd grade course load is seriously rigorous

The first day of school is fast approaching (September 5!) for Prince George and things are about to get intense.

The 6-year-old prince may only be entering second grade, but his curriculum for the upcoming school year is all sorts of demanding. In order to prepare for his role as the future king, Prince George will be honing core competencies like English, science, history, geography and math. But the learning doesn’t stop there. George and his classmates will also explore music, drama, French, religious studies, computing, art/design technology, physical education and even ballet. In class, they’ll also develop language skills by reading aloud, telling stories and reciting poetry.

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Prince William walks Prince George to his first day of school
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Prince George holds his father Britain's Prince William's hand as he arrives on his first day of school at Thomas's school in Battersea, London, September 7, 2017. REUTERS/Richard Pohle/Pool
Helen Haslem, head of the lower school and Britain's Prince William hold Prince George's hands as he arrives for his first day of school at Thomas's school in Battersea, London, September 7, 2017. REUTERS/Richard Pohle/Pool
Britain's Prince George accompanied by Britain's Prince William (L), Duke of Cambridge arrives for his first day of school at Thomas's school in Battersea, southwest London on September 7, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / RICHARD POHLE (Photo credit should read RICHARD POHLE/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William accompanies his son Prince George on his first day of school at Thomas's school in Battersea, London, September 7, 2017. REUTERS/Richard Pohle/Pool
Helen Haslem, head of the lower school and Britain's Prince William hold Prince George's hands as he arrives for his first day of school at Thomas's school in Battersea, London, September 7, 2017. REUTERS/Richard Pohle/Pool
Prince George holds his father Britain's Prince William's hand as he arrives on his first day of school at Thomas's school in Battersea, London, September 7, 2017. REUTERS/Richard Pohle/Pool
Britain's Prince George (C) accompanied by Britain's Prince William (L), Duke of Cambridge arrives for his first day of school at Thomas's school where he is met by Helen Haslem (R) head of the lower school on September 7, 2017 in southwest London. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / RICHARD POHLE (Photo credit should read RICHARD POHLE/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William accompanies his son Prince George on his first day of school at Thomas's school in Battersea, London, September 7, 2017. REUTERS/Richard Pohle/Pool
Britain's Prince William accompanies his son Prince George on his first day of school at Thomas's school in Battersea, London, September 7, 2017. REUTERS/Richard Pohle/Pool
Helen Haslem, head of the lower school and Britain's Prince William hold Prince George's hands as he arrives for his first day of school at Thomas's school in Battersea, London, September 7, 2017. REUTERS/Richard Pohle/Pool
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 7: A general view of St. Thomas's school in Battersea where Prince George is attending his first day in London, United Kingdom on September 7, 2017. (Photo by Kate Green/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 7: A general view of St. Thomas's school in Battersea where Prince George is attending his first day in London, United Kingdom on September 7, 2017. (Photo by Kate Green/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 7: A general view of St. Thomas's school in Battersea where Prince George is attending his first day in London, United Kingdom on September 7, 2017. (Photo by Kate Green/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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In addition to upping the ante on studies, Prince George will also be encouraged to nurture his own unique strengths. According to a statement from Helen Haslem, head of the Lower School, on the Thomas’s Battersea website, “The curriculum presented in Year 2 reflects the increased ability of the children, both academically and socially. It sees the completion of the basic skills in literacy and numeracy in Key Stage 1. Individual strengths and talents begin to emerge, which you will undoubtedly begin to see.”

The school website goes on to say that children in George’s year will also be asked to write their assignments down to increase their independence. As far as homework goes, Prince George can expect ten minutes of reading homework nightly, a regular spelling test and twenty minutes of something like times tables, research or a short creative writing prompt.  

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Prince George out and about
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Prince George, cute as a button, turns 6 on Monday, giving millions a chance to coo over his latest birthday photos released by Will and Kate.
Prince George Is All Smiles Wearing a Soccer Jersey For His New Birthday Portrait
Prince George Is All Smiles Wearing a Soccer Jersey For His New Birthday Portrait
While the future king doesn't turn six until tomorrow, Kensington Palace released three portraits ahead of the young royal's special day.
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 12: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge attend the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Pool/Max Mumby/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Bridesmaid Theodora Williams, pageboy Prince Georeg of Cambridge and Savannah Phillips attend the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Britain's Prince George of Cambridge reacts as he arrives with other brisdemaids to attend the wedding of Britain's Princess Eugenie of York to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on October 12, 2018. (Photo by Yui Mok / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read YUI MOK/AFP/Getty Images)
The bridesmaids and page boys, including Prince George of Cambridge (C) and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge (3L), stand with Sarah, Duchess of York (L), Britain's Princess Beatrice of York (2L) as they wave off Britain's Princess Eugenie of York and her husband Jack Brooksbank from the West Steps of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on October 12, 2018 after their wedding ceremony. (Photo by TOBY MELVILLE / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read TOBY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Britain's Prince George of Cambridge hold hands with their father, Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, as Britain's Prince Louis of Cambridge is carried by his mother, Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge after his christening service at the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, London on July 9, 2018. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read DOMINIC LIPINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 19: Prince George of Cambridge, Jasper Dyer, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Jessica Mulroney, Ivy Mulroney and Florence van Cutsem arrive at the wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Jane Barlow - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Savannah Phillips and Prince George of Cambridge on the balcony of Buckingham Palaceduring Trooping The Colour 2018 at The Mall on June 9, 2018 in London, England. The annual ceremony involving over 1400 guardsmen and cavalry, is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, even though the Queen's actual birthday is on April 21st. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Savannah Phillips, Prince George of Cambridge and Isla Phillips watch the flypast on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Colour on June 9, 2018 in London, England. The annual ceremony involving over 1400 guardsmen and cavalry, is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, even though the Queen's actual birthday is on April 21st. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Savannah Phillips, Prince George of Cambridge and Isla Phillips stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Colour parade on June 9, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by James Devaney/FilmMagic)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 09: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince George of Cambridge and Isla Phillips stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Colour 2018 on June 9, 2018 in London, England. The annual ceremony, involving over 1400 guardsmen and cavalry, is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, even though the Queen's actual birthday is on April 21st. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: Prince George of Cambridge during Trooping The Colour 2018 on June 9, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 10: Prince George of Cambridge attends the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at Beaufort Park on June 10, 2018 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 10: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge attend the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at Beaufort Park on June 10, 2018 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 10: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge looks on as Prince George of Cambridge holds a toy gun the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at Beaufort Park on June 10, 2018 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
GLOUCESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 10: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Savannah Phillips, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge attend the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at the Beaufort Polo Club on June 10, 2018 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
GLOUCESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 10: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince George of Cambridge plays with a Slinky toy as he attends the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at the Beaufort Polo Club on June 10, 2018 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
GLOUCESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 10: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince George of Cambridge swings a polo mallet as he attends the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at the Beaufort Polo Club on June 10, 2018 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
GLOUCESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 10: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince George of Cambridge attends the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at the Beaufort Polo Club on June 10, 2018 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
GLOUCESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 10: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge comforts Prince George of Cambridge as they attend the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at the Beaufort Polo Club on June 10, 2018 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
GLOUCESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 10: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince George of Cambridge attends the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at the Beaufort Polo Club on June 10, 2018 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 10: Savannah Phillips, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at Beaufort Park on June 10, 2018 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Antony Jones/Getty Images)
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Prince George’s after-school activities are also ramping up. He’ll reportedly attend a 35-minute French class once a week, a 40-minute weekly drama class and a music class twice a week that will cover classical virtuosos like Mozart and Beethoven. He’ll also continue his ballet efforts with a 35-minute lesson weekly.

That’s one busy (and highly stimulated) 6-year-old…

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COWES, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Prince George watches the inaugural King’s Cup regatta hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on August 08, 2019 in Cowes, England. Their Royal Highnesses hope that The King’s Cup will become an annual event bringing greater awareness to the wider benefits of sport, whilst also raising support and funds for Action on Addiction, Place2Be, the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, The Royal Foundation, Child Bereavement UK, Centrepoint, London’s Air Ambulance Charity and Tusk. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
COWES, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Princess Charlotte attends the King's Cup Regatta on August 08, 2019 in Cowes, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
COWES, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Prince George watches the inaugural King’s Cup regatta hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on August 08, 2019 in Cowes, England. Their Royal Highnesses hope that The King’s Cup will become an annual event bringing greater awareness to the wider benefits of sport, whilst also raising support and funds for Action on Addiction, Place2Be, the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, The Royal Foundation, Child Bereavement UK, Centrepoint, London’s Air Ambulance Charity and Tusk. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
COWES, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Prince George watches the inaugural King’s Cup regatta hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on August 08, 2019 in Cowes, England. Their Royal Highnesses hope that The King’s Cup will become an annual event bringing greater awareness to the wider benefits of sport, whilst also raising support and funds for Action on Addiction, Place2Be, the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, The Royal Foundation, Child Bereavement UK, Centrepoint, London’s Air Ambulance Charity and Tusk. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
COWES, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Michael Middleton and Prince George watch the inaugural King’s Cup regatta hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on August 08, 2019 in Cowes, England. Their Royal Highnesses hope that The King’s Cup will become an annual event bringing greater awareness to the wider benefits of sport, whilst also raising support and funds for Action on Addiction, Place2Be, the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, The Royal Foundation, Child Bereavement UK, Centrepoint, London’s Air Ambulance Charity and Tusk. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
COWES, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Carole Middleton, Michael Middleton and Prince George watch the inaugural King’s Cup regatta hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on August 08, 2019 in Cowes, England. Their Royal Highnesses hope that The King’s Cup will become an annual event bringing greater awareness to the wider benefits of sport, whilst also raising support and funds for Action on Addiction, Place2Be, the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, The Royal Foundation, Child Bereavement UK, Centrepoint, London’s Air Ambulance Charity and Tusk. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
COWES, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Michael Middleton and Prince George watch the inaugural King’s Cup regatta hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on August 08, 2019 in Cowes, England. Their Royal Highnesses hope that The King’s Cup will become an annual event bringing greater awareness to the wider benefits of sport, whilst also raising support and funds for Action on Addiction, Place2Be, the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, The Royal Foundation, Child Bereavement UK, Centrepoint, London’s Air Ambulance Charity and Tusk. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
COWES, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Prince George attends the King's Cup Regatta on August 08, 2019 in Cowes, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
COWES, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Michael Middleton and Prince George watch the inaugural King’s Cup regatta hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on August 08, 2019 in Cowes, England. Their Royal Highnesses hope that The King’s Cup will become an annual event bringing greater awareness to the wider benefits of sport, whilst also raising support and funds for Action on Addiction, Place2Be, the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, The Royal Foundation, Child Bereavement UK, Centrepoint, London’s Air Ambulance Charity and Tusk. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Britain's Princess Charlotte of Cambridge (L) reacts with her mother, Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge prior to the presentation ceremony following the eight boat regatta, The King's Cup at Cowes off the south coast of England on August 8, 201 9. - The boats taking part in The Kings Cup will each represent one of the charities that are being supported this year by Their Royal Highnesses. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)
COWES, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge having fun together after the inaugural King’s Cup regatta hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on August 08, 2019 in Cowes, England. Their Royal Highnesses hope that The King’s Cup will become an annual event bringing greater awareness to the wider benefits of sport, whilst also raising support and funds for Action on Addiction, Place2Be, the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, The Royal Foundation, Child Bereavement UK, Centrepoint, London’s Air Ambulance Charity and Tusk. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
COWES, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: Prince George watches the inaugural King’s Cup regatta hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on August 9, 2019 at Cowes on the Isle of Wight, England. The royal couple are going head to head in the regatta in support of their charitable causes. (Photo by Peter Nicholls - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
COWES, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Michael Middleton and Prince George watch the inaugural King’s Cup regatta hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on August 08, 2019 in Cowes, England. Their Royal Highnesses hope that The King’s Cup will become an annual event bringing greater awareness to the wider benefits of sport, whilst also raising support and funds for Action on Addiction, Place2Be, the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, The Royal Foundation, Child Bereavement UK, Centrepoint, London’s Air Ambulance Charity and Tusk. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
COWES, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Prince George watches the inaugural King’s Cup regatta hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on August 08, 2019 in Cowes, England. Their Royal Highnesses hope that The King’s Cup will become an annual event bringing greater awareness to the wider benefits of sport, whilst also raising support and funds for Action on Addiction, Place2Be, the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, The Royal Foundation, Child Bereavement UK, Centrepoint, London’s Air Ambulance Charity and Tusk. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
COWES, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge having fun together after the inaugural King’s Cup regatta hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on August 08, 2019 in Cowes, England. Their Royal Highnesses hope that The King’s Cup will become an annual event bringing greater awareness to the wider benefits of sport, whilst also raising support and funds for Action on Addiction, Place2Be, the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, The Royal Foundation, Child Bereavement UK, Centrepoint, London’s Air Ambulance Charity and Tusk. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
The Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George and Princess Charlotte look through a window at the prize giving after the King's Cup regatta at Cowes on the Isle of Wight. (Photo by Aaron Chown/PA Images via Getty Images)
COWES, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge having fun together after the inaugural King’s Cup regatta hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on August 08, 2019 in Cowes, England. Their Royal Highnesses hope that The King’s Cup will become an annual event bringing greater awareness to the wider benefits of sport, whilst also raising support and funds for Action on Addiction, Place2Be, the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, The Royal Foundation, Child Bereavement UK, Centrepoint, London’s Air Ambulance Charity and Tusk. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
COWES, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Princess Charlotte and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the presentation following the King's Cup Regatta on August 08, 2019 in Cowes, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
COWES, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge having fun together after the inaugural King’s Cup regatta hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on August 08, 2019 in Cowes, England. Their Royal Highnesses hope that The King’s Cup will become an annual event bringing greater awareness to the wider benefits of sport, whilst also raising support and funds for Action on Addiction, Place2Be, the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, The Royal Foundation, Child Bereavement UK, Centrepoint, London’s Air Ambulance Charity and Tusk. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
COWES, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Princess Charlotte and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the presentation following the King's Cup Regatta on August 08, 2019 in Cowes, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
The Duchess of Cambridge with Princess Charlotte and Carole Middleton (left) look through a window at the prize giving after the King's Cup regatta at Cowes on the Isle of Wight. (Photo by Aaron Chown/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George and Princess Charlotte look through a window at the prize giving after the King's Cup regatta at Cowes on the Isle of Wight. (Photo by Aaron Chown/PA Images via Getty Images)
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