Sixth form students at Rochester Grammar School achieved top grades in the International Baccalaureate this year, which has enabled them to take up places at Cambridge, UCL, and London School of Economics among other top universities. The IB is studied in the sixth form as an alternative to A Levels and has been offered at the RGS for the last 6 years.
The average point score for students this year was 36 (out of a possible 45) this is the equivalent to 4 A* grades at A Level. Principal Stuart Gardner said: “I am delighted and very proud of our students who have worked hard for their excellent results which will enable them to access our top universities, giving them the best possible life chances. We would like to offer all our IB students our warmest congratulations.”
Alexandrea Ferrer joined the RGS Sixth Form from St John Fisher School and achieved an outstanding 40 points. Alexandrea said: “I am absolutely thrilled with my results! It was really worth all the hard work. I am really glad I chose to study the IB at Rochester Grammar School.” Alexandrea will go on to study Economics at Exeter University. Samantha Briggs has been at the RGS since Year 7 and achieved 41 points and will study Geography at Cambridge.
According to The Sunday Times The Rochester Grammar School had one of the largest groups of students completing the IB this year and was the highest placed state school in the country with a large entry (over 40 students).