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After months of rehearsals, last week was show week for the cast of ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’. The show proved to be incredibly successful and had the audience laughing throughout. Stand out moments have to include the infamous line ‘A handbag’ delivered by Lady Bracknell, and the power struggle between Gwendolen and Cecily as they both believe they are engaged to the same ‘Earnest’. We had lots of fun in both rehearsals and the final productions, and hope our audience…

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On Monday 12th March NChant were delighted to have been chosen to compete in the Barnardos National Youth Choir Competition Final 2018 at the Royal Festival Hall.  To enter we had sent a recording of two songs ( back in October) and we were selected to be in the final with five other senior school choirs (over 400 choirs had entered this competition!). At 11am, we boarded the coach up to the Festival Hall and were in good spirits’ singing some popular music together…

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Kelly Tolhurst, MP for Rochester and Strood, visited RGS today to meet with Sixth Form students of Government and Politics. Pupils had the opportunity to ask Kelly about important constituency issues as well as items on the national agenda. The discussion covered diverse topics such as Brexit, homelessness, local transport and her experiences of being an MP. Students also discussed ways to engage young people in politics and todays visit will certainly help.

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  ‘On Thursday 8 March, a belated World Book Day was celebrated by staff and students at RGS.  Staff dressed up as characters from different novels including one member whose enthusiastic portrayal of the Wicked Witch of the West, left her feeling a bit green for at least 2 days!  Staff also created posters showing the covers of their favourite books which were then attached to the door of their classrooms for students to look at on their way in.  The selections…

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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…