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Latest News

Latest news and press releases from The Rochester Grammar School.

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On Monday 12th March, six students at The Rochester Grammar School took part in a performance of Julius Caesar: The Ides of March at The Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury. This performance was in conjunction with The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Associate Schools Program. Over the past 10 years the Learning and Performance Network at The Royal Shakespeare Company has worked in long term partnership with 507 schools, 11 regional theatres, 1,320 teachers and reached an estimated 690,000 students. We are fortunate enough here at…

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Students at Rochester Grammar School (RGS) have built bridges across the Atlantic – teaming up with their counterparts in Rochester, Michigan, USA, for an international partnership. RGS students have embarked on an exciting creative project with students from Rochester High School and Oakland University in the US city of Rochester, as part of its bicentennial celebrations. Students on both sides of the Atlantic worked together to publish a book of poems, short stories, and artwork, to broaden their outlook and showcase…

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Students and staff at Rochester Grammar School are celebrating today after receiving outstanding GCSE results. 100% of students achieving 5 A*-C grades including English and Maths, placing the school as amongst the highest performing in the country. 95% of students achieved at least a Grade 5 in English and Maths – defined by the Government as a “strong pass” or better, and every single student achieved a Grade 4 or better in English and Maths, with a 4 the new grade set…

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— Record numbers win places at Oxbridge — Students at Rochester Grammar School (RGS) are jumping for joy today – after the school achieved outstanding A Level results once again. Nearly 80% of all grades were between A* and B, while a record eight students will be taking up places at the prestigious Oxford and Cambridge universities. RGS is a member of the Thinking Schools Academy Trust (TSAT), a family of thirteen schools in Medway and Portsmouth that prides itself on…

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Students at Rochester Grammar School (RGS) are celebrating after achieving world-class results in the International Baccalaureate (IB) this year, giving them a passport to some of the best universities in the country. Over half of students achieved scores of 40 points or over – placing them within the top 7% of IB students across the globe, and beating last year’s record for the best-ever results at the school. The average point score achieved by RGS students was 39, which is 8…

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RGS students had the pleasure of being invited to meet Tim Peake at the Principia Schools’ Conference, run by the European Space Agency. This was to acknowledge the school’s active involvement in Tim’s space mission, including the live launch event, growing seeds sent down from the ISS, lesson and form group activities, space exploration in STEM club and a Lego Robotics challenge. At this conference, Tim explained what it was like to be in space, referred to some of the educational experiments that he…

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Students at The Rochester Grammar School (RGS) have followed the lead of Team GB’s Olympians, and secured the school’s best ever GCSE results. With an impressive 70% of grades at A* or A, 76% of students achieving 5+ A* or A grades, and 100% of the cohort achieving 5 A*-C grades including English and Maths, the summer results have been outstanding – maintaining RGS’s status as one of the UK’s top performing state schools. The school has seen a 10% improvement…

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For the 6th consecutive year RGS won the Medway District Athletics Championships

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Students and staff at Rochester Grammar School (RGS) are celebrating after achieving world-class, record-breaking results in the International Baccalaureate (IB) qualification this year, after results were released on Wednesday. The students’ outstanding results mean that many will now go on to study at top universities, including Oxford, Durham, and University College London. Students at RGS achieved an average point score of 37.4 – an incredible seven points above the world average for the IB, and equivalent to gaining 3 A*s and…

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