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Sixth Form Virtual Open Day

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Welcome to Our Sixth Form Virtual Open Day

Rochester Grammar School is incredibly proud to be an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. Our comprehensive two-year programme prepares you for the IB Diploma, and the IB Diploma prepares you for the fast-changing world of your future.

DISCOVER: Top 11 reasons the IB might be right for you

Here at RGS we pride ourselves on the autonomy offered to you as a Sixth Former, we provide space, guidance and structure to help you identify, develop and follow your own academic path via personal interests – it’s the most effective way to learn. In 2020, we had 62% of students go onto study at one of the UK’s Top 10 Universities, and 59% took a place at one of the prestigious Russell Group Universities – which have a reputation for academic achievement and a shared focus on research.

Throughout Sixth Form we encourage you to embrace creativity, and aim for academic, sporting and cultural excellence, working to help you build a better world through intercultural understanding and respect.

We teach, through the IB programme to develop your knowledge, encourage your inquiring mind, inspire an authentic sense of community and ultimately motivate you to succeed in life.

NEW STUDENTS APPLY NOW

DEADLINE: FRIDAY 5th FEBRUARY

PLEASE NOTE: Existing RGS students DO NOT need to apply with this form.

Meet our Principal

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Meet our Head of Sixth Form

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Hear more about our IB subjects 

What’s it really like to join RGS in Year 12?
Hear from our students…

Admissions

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RGS Full Course Directory September 2021

What is the International Baccalaureate?Your preferences have prevented this content from being loaded. If you have recently changed your preferences, please try reloading the page

At RGS, we believe the International Baccalaureate (IB) has a number of benefits, you study six subjects; with three at a higher level and three at a standard.

As part of the Diploma programme you will also study the Theory of Knowledge as well as completing a range of non-assessed experiences to encourage students to be mentally and physically healthy, and engaged with their wider community through the Creativity, Activity and Service programme.

This means a package can be tailored to allow you to excel in your strengths while expanding skills in a wide range of fields, both academic and otherwise. The IB puts you, as a student, in a very strong position in terms of both university admissions and today’s highly competitive careers market.

READ MORE: International Baccalaureate FAQs

We are very proud that several students at our school have achieved the maximum 45 points, placing them in the top 0.3% of students worldwide, and that many more have won places at the world’s best universities. Below our Head Girl, April, shares why she chose to take the IB…

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Your IB Learner Profile

An IB Learner Profile is made of ideals to be used as inspiration, motivation and focus, it identifies specific skills and values for long term education that go beyond academic success.  Through learning, the skills are developed to help you become inquiring, knowledgeable, caring young people working towards creating a better world through understanding and respect.

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Inquirers: Develop a natural curiosity to become lifelong learners.

Knowledgeable: Explore ideas of importance and dig deep into its meaning creating a balance of learning.

Thinkers: Apply thinking skills to tackle complex problems in creative ways.

Communicators: Understand and articulate information in confident, creative ways, including a second language.

Principled: Honest, fair, just and full of integrity. As an IB student you strive to solve your own problems and take responsibility for your own actions.

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Risk-Takers: Being brave in the face of new challenges. Strive to take on new roles and to defend beliefs.

Reflective: Reflect on your own learning. From this, adjust for weaknesses and strengths.

Caring: Actively care about others and participate in active service.

Balanced: Understanding the need to be emotionally, physically and mentally balanced.

Open-minded: Understand and embrace other cultures. Recognise and celebrate backgrounds.

At Rochester Grammar School your daughter will learn to not only ask; “What is the right answer?” but “What are the different ways I could approach this problem?”

The future’s almost here

Take a virtual stroll around out proposed school expansion. We’re excited to reveal that the planned enhancements to existing facilities at the school include a new, Sports England-approved sports hall, refurbishment of the existing gym into a Creative Activity Space, construction of a new Art and DT block of two classrooms, and the conversion of two existing classroom into Science labs. 

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A snapshot of life at RGS

 

Would you like to know more?
Email us at office@rochestergrammar.org.uk
0333 360 2120