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No question about the added value here. From a school community where just 25 per cent of parents are graduates, it delivers one in three pupils to a top 10 university. One parent calls the school ‘a jewel in Rochester’. But the other side of the coin is that the pace is fast, and your daughter will have to be prepared to ...

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2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking ICT at an English Grammar School (GCSE Full Course)


International Baccalaureate: diploma - the diploma is the familiar A-level equivalent.

Cambridge Pre-U - an alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.

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State grammar school

What The Good Schools Guide says

Interim head of school

Since September 2016, Mr I Macaulay, previously deputy principal.

Executive principal is Mr G Bassan BA NPQH. CEO is Mr S Gardener.

Academic matters

In 2016, 71 per cent of GCSE entries were graded A*/A. At A level, 81 per cent of grades were A* to B and 44 per cent A*/A, and IB the average total point score was 38. The school has specialist status for maths, ICT and music; history, English and science are all strong departments. Modern foreign languages haven’t matched up so new language teaching methods introduced. Students in years 7 and 8 learn languages through drama workshops and role play with no written work, with the aim to build their vocabulary and confidence before moving to the next level. ‘The brain is wired to...

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