Welcome to our Sixth Form Open Evening

4 March 2021 6.00pm – 8.00pm

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 – 6.05pm Alistair Brownlow


Sixth Form Pathways & Sixth Form Life

6.05 – 6.20 Introduction: Ian Pay (Vice Principal)

Sixth Form Sessions

Academic & Creative
Dr Yang Ooi
Medical School preparation

Learn about how RIC prepares students for careers in Medicine and medically related university courses

Kelly Flatman (Vice Principal)
Visual, Digital & Performing Arts

Learn about RIC’s creative strengths and how we help prepare students for
higher education and careers in the creative industries.

Helen Rose and Dr Louise Wheeler
Boarding and international students at RIC

Discover more about our boarding community, how we welcome UK and international students. Meet some of our current boarders.

Department Sessions

Rob Dimbleby

Ask Rob about A levels in Maths and Further Maths @ RIC

Paul Dutton

Ask Paul about Physics @ RIC

Dr Sophie Hilton

Ask Sophie about Chemistry @ RIC

Dr Jon Sullivan

Ask Jon about Biology @ RIC

Andy Smith
Computer Science

Ask Andy about Computing @RIC

George Washbourn
English Literature

Ask George about English @ RIC

Carmen Torres
Modern Foreign Languages

Ask Carmen about our MFL teaching @ RIC. Subjects include Spanish, French, German, Russian & Mandarin

Dr Alistair Donaldson and Rowena Francis
Classics & Philosophy

Ask Alistair and Rowena about Classics and Philosophy @ RIC

Nadine Whaymand
Geography & Global Perspectives

Ask Nadine about Geography @ RIC

Neal Layton and Michael Rowlands
Business Studies & Economics

Ask Neal and Michael about Business and Economics @ RIC

Dr Anthony Gilliand
History & Politics

Ask Anthony about History and Politics @ RIC

Ian Duxbury & Kamila Pawlikowska
Psychology & Sociology

Ask Ian and Kamila about Psychology and Sociology @ RIC

Francesca Baur

Ask Fran about Textiles and Fashion at RIC

Kelly Flatman
Graphic Design

Ask Kelly about Graphics @ RIC

Michael Daks

Ask Michael about Photography @ RIC

Robin Macintosh
Fine Art & History of Art

Ask Robin about Art and History of Art @ RIC

Lisa Herron
Film, Digital Media & Media Studies

Ask Lisa about Film and Media @ RIC

Sally Harmer
Drama & Music Technology

Ask Sally about Drama and Music @ RIC

Q&A and Goodbye

7.35 – Admissions with Georgina Winney

7.40 – Q&A with Alistair Brownlow & Ian Pay and students

7.55 – Principal’s Goodbye