Rochester Independent College: Rochester, Kent, UK

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Rochester Independent College in Rochester, Kent, UK is a coeducational boarding school for boys and girls. In fact our College has always been international boarding school, both in spirit and in the collection of students and teachers who work with us. What is interesting, The Royal Thai government send some of their most talented and scholarship awarder students to our school in order to practice and prepare for entry to universities such as Cambridge, Imperial, UCL, Warwick and the LSE. RIC’s main purpose is to be an innovative school and change some people’s approach towards education. We encourage our pupils to follow their passions and dreams and to choose freely from a wide range of GCSE subjects, as well as we offer them a chance for adjustment the programmes to their own abilities and skills. This best uk boarding schools for international students offers a different and alternative way of teaching and learning in sixth form and being a great advantage before stepping into university reality. We have very small classes which are a substantial help to know our students individually and help them when they need our guidance and assistance. All of these leads to excellent results. Because we are a co-educational boarding school all of the candidates are welcomed and may become both day and boarding students. Our students achieve the best grades at A level in fundamental academic subjects and this only proves how well they are prepared for their higher university. As a result, this top UK boarding school’s university destinations list is dominated each year by entries to the oldest and the most elite universities and colleges. RIC has one of top sixth form colleges in UK and our experience in guiding students through the tough process of university choice and application makes us the best in what we are doing. This top a level schools in UK offers 38 A level subjects with no subject combination restrictions. We are based on the excellence in Maths and Science and this success continues up to present days.


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GBP 53,700 per annum

About the school

Studying at Rochester Independent College combines academic rigour with a creative buzz. There’s no uniform and students and staff are on first name terms. Accepting day students from the age of 11 and boarders from 15, the average class size is 8. We encourage our students to voice their opinions, to think critically, creatively and independently. They leave not only with excellent examination results but with enthusiasm for the future and new confidence about themselves and their education. Students enjoy being here and are treated as young adults. Our teachers have masses of expertise and experience and really get teenagers. It’s a place for individuals and a real alternative to traditional schools.

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Academic life

Specialising in both sciences and the creative arts, offering both one and two-year A-level and GCSE courses. RIC offers a real alternative to traditional independent sixth form boarding schools and our halls will quickly become your home from home. You’ll board on campus, in a single room, some of which have ensuite facilities. Boarding at RIC combines the informality of a university hall of residence with the supervision and pastoral support appropriate for older teenagers. The emphasis is on providing a comfortable, happy and fun environment. Boarding students at RIC excel on one year A-level and GCSE courses and on these intensive courses you’ll be working alongside people who share your interests and passions.

Sport and culture

At Rochester Independent College we take our Sport provision very seriously and aim to provide our students with an enriching experience developing sporting skills and promoting fitness for all. We offer an adaptable curriculum which focuses on innovation and inclusion for all with new sports added regularly to cater for our diverse student body. Sports provided at RIC include – football, netball, basketball, quidditch, korfball, dodgeball, softball. We have close ties and connections with local sports centres meaning we can utilise top of the range facilities. Onsite, our fully equipped gym and multi use games area enable our students to stretch their legs and keep fit at lunch times, we offer a range of extracurricular clubs open to all students.

Location Description

33-39 Star Hill, Rochester ME1 1XF

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