Virtual Sixth Form Open Evening

Thursday 4 March 2021 6.00pm – 8.00pm

We would like to invite you to our live online open evening. Meet our teachers, find out more about the 40+ academic and creative A level subjects taught and discover what makes sixth form at RIC special. The programme for the evening is outlined below, please register to book a place. We look forward to meeting you!

Founded in 1984, Rochester Independent College is a unique day and boarding school in Kent. Academic and creative, the focus is on examination success in a lively, supportive and informal atmosphere. There is no uniform, no bells ring, students and staff are on first name terms and the average class size is 8. We encourage our students to voice their opinions, to think critically, creatively and independently. They leave with excellent examination results, enthusiasm for the future and confidence in themselves and their education. Boarding at RIC combines the informality of a university hall of residence with the supervision and pastoral support appropriate for older teenagers.


Principal’s Welcome

6.00pm  Alistair Brownlow


Sixth Form Pathways & Sixth Form Life

Introduction: Ian Pay (Vice Principal)

Sixth Form Sessions

Ellen Crozier (Assistant Principal Academic)
Academic - teaching and learning at RIC

Find out more about how we support students make outstanding progress at RIC with Assistant Principal Ellen Crozier.

Kelly Flatman (Vice Principal)
Creative - visual, digital & performing arts

The Good Schools Guide said it was hard to imagine better provision for an artist than RIC. Learn about RIC’s creative strengths and how we help prepare students for top art schools and careers in the creative industries.

Helen Rose (Assistant Principal Boarding)
Boarding at RIC

Discover more about our boarding community, a stepping stone between school and university for both British and international students.

Department Sessions

Biology, Chemistry, Physics & Sports Science

RIC is a centre of excellence for the Sciences- nine of our students won places at UK medical schools in 2020. The department is a strong one, Dr Jon Sullivan and Janet Cargill teach Biology. Paul Dutton and Victoria Ng Physics. Dr Sophie Hilton and Michael Stanley are our chemists. Dr Yang Ooi teaches Biology and advises on medically related university applications. Claire Carter will also be happy to answer any questions about PE (Sports Science) A level at RIC.

Maths, Further Maths and Computer Science

Andy Smith will be available to talk about A level Computer Science at RIC. Rob Dimbleby and former RIC student turned teacher Danny Cheung will be able to advise about A levels in Maths- our biggest A level subject at the College- and Further Maths.

English Literature, Drama and Modern Foreign Languages

Ask Dr Rachel Woolley and George Washbourn about A level English Literature @ RIC. Sally Harmer will be on hand to talk about Drama- both the A level and our range of productions! Carmen Torres will also be happy to answer any questions about Modern Foreign Languages. Subjects taught at A level include Spanish, Turkish, French, German, Russian & Chinese.

Social Sciences and Business

Michael Rowlands is on hand to talk about Economics and Neal Layton, an RIC parent as well as a teacher about Business Studies. Ian Duxbury is Head of Psychology, Kamila Pawlikowska Head of Sociology.

History, Politics, Geography, Classics and Philosophy

Dr Anthony Gilliland is Head of History and Politics. Nadine Whaymand will talk about Global Perspectives and Geography, Dr Alistair Donaldson teaches Classical Civilisation, Rowena Francis Philosophy.

Film, Media, Digital Media and Music Technology

Ask Lisa Herron and Nicki Komorowski about Film and Media and Michael about Music Technology A level.

Visual Arts and History of Art

Meet Robin Macintosh (Head of Art, teacher of Fine Art and History Art), Michael Daks (Photography), Fran Baur (Textiles and Fashion) and Kelly  Flatman (Graphic Design) to find out more about the arts at RIC.


With RIC staff & students

Next steps & admissions

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