External applicants can apply for completing an application form, please click here. Applications should be returned to the school by Wednesday 22 January, successful applicants will be invited to a consultation taking place w/c 10th February.
We are proud of our outstanding academic results in the Sixth Form. However, our Sixth Form is not just about results – students become mature and independent. This year over a third of the year group stood for election to become an executive officer. Many more develop in other key positions of responsibility, for example as Academic Officers or as House Captains.
Female and male students new to the school in the Sixth Form quickly settle in – the overall atmosphere is friendly and supportive with a confident sense of achievement and progress.
I have been able to work and flourish in an environment where I felt supported and valued.
Amy, sixth former
Sixth Form students are housed in a modern, purpose built sixth form block. This contains six classrooms and an Independent Learning Centre. The Independent Learning Centre provides a silent study resource for Sixth Form students, containing desktop computers, wireless technology and chilled water. Students are able to use their own mobile computing to access the Internet and the comprehensive Learning Platform to assist with their studies.
We are proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School, and have offered the IB Diploma since 2008. Due to the success of this pathway, from 2020 onwards we will only offer the IB Diploma, and will no longer be offering A levels.
The International Baccalaureate Diploma is a pathway which ensures that students are balanced and well-rounded. Subjects are grouped together in to similar groups, and students select subjects from at least 5 of the 6 groups. Students can select to study 3 subjects at Higher Level and 3 at Standard Level. Below you will find the subjects offered at Rochester Grammar School, as well as those we are in consultation with students to potentially offer in the future, which are indicated in bold typeface.
As part of the IB Diploma, all students study Theory of Knowledge, a critical thinking course, and complete an Extended Essay into a topic of their own interest. Students also are encouraged to engage with their wider community through the Creativity, Activity, Service programme.
You can find further detail about each course offered in the curriculum pages.
|Group 1:||Group 2:||Group 3:||Group 4:||Group 5:||Group 6:|
|English Literature||Spanish||Anthropology||Chemistry||Maths Application and Interpretations||Theatre Studies|
|English Literature and Language||German||History||Biology||Maths Analysis and Approaches||Visual Arts|
|Literature & Performance||French||Global Politics||Physics||Further Maths||Music|
|Japanese||Geography||Environmental Systems & Societies (Standard Level only)||Film Studies|
|Economics||Sport Exercise & Health Science (Standard Level only)||Or any subject from blocks 2-4|
|Information Technology in a Global Society|
|Theory of Knowledge|
Below are some examples of the subjects and levels at which students might opt for to suit some of the popular career aspirations at RGS:
|Higher Levels||Standard Levels|
|Biology||Spanish Ab initio|
|Physics||Japanese Ab initio|
|Mathematics Analysis||English Literature|
A Level Courses
Subjects currently studied by our Sixth Form Students on the A level Pathway. From September 2020 we will not be admitting any more students to study A levels.
|Art & Design – Fine Art||Biology||Business Studies|
|Chemistry – Salters||BTEC Applied Science||Design & Technology|
|Drama & Theatre Studies||English Literature||Geography|
|Government & Politics||Computer Science||History|
|BTEC ICT||Mathematics||Mathematics – Further|
|Media Studies||Music||Physical Education|
More information about the subjects available can be found in our curriculum section
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The Diploma Programme Course The International Baccalaureate is an international qualification, which has been recognised for over 40 years, being offered by 4,000 schools across the world to nearly a million students. The IB serves as…