Rochester Independent College:
Located in the County of Kent, only 35 minutes south-east of London, Rochester Independent College (RIC) provides one-year and two-year GCSE courses and A level courses for students from all over the UK and international students.Email: Contact us below ( or request a callback ).We provide boarding facilities for A-level students and Year 11 students on GCSE courses who are aged 16 or older. Day programs are available for students ages 11 or older.
Alternative GCSE Education:
At RIC, we aim to provide a progressive alternative to conventional secondary education. There is no uniform, no bells ring and everybody is on first name terms.
Students come to us for a variety of reasons and from many different backgrounds. They are encouraged to be themselves and achieve exam results that often exceed their expectations.
We are not academically selective; our only entrance qualification is an honest determination to work hard.
Our results however are always ranked among the best of the academically selective and students secure places at top UK universities. With such small class sizes individual attention is not only available, it's practically inescapable.
One-Year GCSE Course:
With the exception of Modern Foreign Languages, any subject can be taken as a one-year GCSE course without the requirement for the student to have studied it previously.
This allows students to to take a fresh look at their options, perhaps starting one or two subjects from scratch.
Only English, Mathematics, and Science are compulsory on a one-year GCSE course. Most students take both English and English Literature GCSE, and at least GCSE Core and Additional Science, although we are also able to offer Biology, Chemistry, and Physics as Single Sciences.
During the admissions process, you will receive expert advice and guidance as to the most appropriate combination and number of subjects to take - anything from 5 to 12 subjects is possible depending on your individual circumstances. It is sometimes possible to add a subject at AS level to prepare for A level study.
Two-Year GCSE Course:
Where they prefer to do so, students can pursue conventional 2-year programmes in all of their GCSE subjects, the 1st year of which retains a great deal of flexibility. All options are discussed extensively with students and parents before any particular course is commenced.
Personal Tutors and Form Tutors work closely with students on all courses to give advice about course combinations and help students to ensure that their courses are designed to meet the requirements of future career plans or to ensure that their options for the future are kept as wide as possible.