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A level Results 2016

Rochester Independent College (RIC) students are celebrating places at their first choice universities and, for some, finally achieving their dreams of university and even medical school after some astonishing educational makeovers.


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RIC To MedSchool

More and more at Newcastle Medical School I’m finding that exams aren’t actually evil. In fact they might just be a useful learning tool- a view shared by everyone at RIC. When used properly I’ve found testing has helped me to identify areas of study that require more attention, and present to me learning techniques […]


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A level Results 2015

What a different experience for us a family this year and of course for Patrick! I recall so vividly talking to you for the first time. Paul and I were bewildered as parents, scared worried and totally out of our depth in terms of knowing how to help Patrick and what was best for  him. Coming […]


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ric times newspaper

Rochester Independent College’s annual round up of student news, results, uni destinations, artwork and more…


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GCSE Results 2015

RIC students are celebrating another year of top GCSE results and some incredible academic turnarounds for students who received disappointing results this time last year at other schools. Top performer was Caitlin Borowsky who joined RIC from a local preparatory school in Year 7 at age of 11. Caitlin achieved 7A* grades and 4 As. Caitlin’s […]


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A level results 2014

“We were absolutely delighted with the results Edward got today for his A levels. They were better than we ever dared hope for and such an achievement.” Sarah Smyth, mum of Edward who achieved A*A*A and is now studying Film at King’s College London


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Good Schools Guide

Highlights from RIC’s Good Schools Guide review. This is the first time Rochester Independent College has featured and we were told it was unusual for a school to have a report with such a degree of glowing quotes and lack of criticism from both parents and pupils.


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switch schools for year 13

Switch schools for year 13. A move after disappointing AS results in year 12 can be a smart move to secure a place at your first choice university.


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the flying pig newsletter

We’ve had a packed term of hard work (and fun too) at RIC. Click on the graphic to read the latest news from our students and staff.


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IB or A level

With university entry increasingly competitive it is now common for savvy 6th form students to weigh up the benefits of different programmes of study. A levels continue to be the most popular passport to higher education but there is now a competing choice including the International Baccalaureate Diploma, The Cambridge Pre U and BTEC Nationals.


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year 7 taster days

Rochester Independent College Year 7 Taster days: 21 September and 19 October 2016. Our popular ‘bitesize taster days’ are for families with children currently in years 5 and 6 who would like to find out more about our school.


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1 year a level film

A Level Film Studies – intensive one year course Is Film Studies really a soft option? An A Level that covers history, philosophy, psychology, cultural studies, business studies as well as giving you the opportunity to stretch yourself creatively is far from being an easy ride. Alongside that, you do also get to spend a […]


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retake for medicine

“RIC’s use of testing and reflection mirrors a lot of what I use at medical school and I am particularly thankful that I learnt these techniques when sitting my A levels. Moving from Gravesend Grammar to RIC was a fantastic decision and one I’m very happy I made.” Conor McManaman, RIC Class of 2014


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A Christmas Carol

European Arts Company presents: A CHRISTMAS CAROL read by MR CHARLES DICKENS A one man show – Directed by Peter Craze. Performed by John O’Connor. MONDAY 28th NOVEMBER 6pm in Underhill Hall at RIC. Entrance: 254 St Margaret’s Banks, Rochester ME1 1HY (next to Medway Little Theatre) ALL WELCOME – ADMISSION FREE Advance booking is essential. Call 01634 […]


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Olympic update

Paralympic Inspiration  Here’s an update from 2015 RIC A level student Ollie Mangion: I’ve been very busy recently with preparations for Rio and commitments to GB. Most of the photos were taken during last season’s nationals that happened in April, since then I’ve been invited to go to international competitions in Poland and of course go […]


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A level Drama Performance night

On 22nd March, the annual A-Level Performance Evening took place in Underhill Hall. This event was part of the preparations for the final acting exams which took place two days later. The classes had been working towards these pieces of theatre since January. The AS students performed extracts from three plays each based on the […]


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The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray The European Arts Company came to Underhill Hall at RIC on 22 September. A great night was had by all – a fantastic production and a great turn out of students, staff and local residents. Thanks to ex-student Joe Sutton for the wonderful photos.


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1 year art history

A level History of Art If newspaper gossip is to be believed, Kate Middleton chose to study history of art to bag herself a prince. You may be setting your sights slightly lower than marrying royalty, like gaining good grades to attend university, perhaps. Securing a high grade at A Level in just 9 months […]


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Brain food for exams

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a level results 2013

RIC’s Trinity Allstars RIC’s two top performing students in 2013 are both Royal Thai Government Scholars. Kla Karava and Puthipong Worasaran both netted 4 A* grades in one year of study and have places at Trinity College, Cambridge for Natural Sciences where generations of princes, spies, poets and prime ministers have studied.   RIC + […]


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