Europe - United Kingdom

England

Rochester Independent College

Tecla Languages

UK - Earlscliffe College

All inclusive

17,002

Duration

Quarter
Details of the trip
Rochester Independent College is 30 minutes train from London. Outstanding boarding school in Kent, the Garden of England. 80% of British students for a real British Experience. Very warm and pastoral care environment, small classes with 8 students, outstanding progression to top Universities. Since 1991, the Thai government has been sending to Rochester the best 5 students out of the country paying them full scholarship. A real demonstration of the highest quality of the college. On average, re-take students improve two grades per subject! 40+ subjects to choose from at A-level, with any combination possible. Good Schools Guide awards for Mathematics, Chemistry, Film Studies and English Literature. All accommodation are in single room en-suite bathroom. 

Rochester is situated 37 minutes southeast of London by train in the county of Kent. With its charming cobbled high street, castle, cathedral, and a range of vintage shops, bookstores, and cafes, the city is an idyllic place to study. It also enjoys excellent transport connections, with Gatwick Airport 50 minutes away by car and Heathrow Airport 70 minutes. For Paris and Brussels, the Eurostar can be boarded at Ebbsfleet International just 10 minutes away. The college itself is based in our enclosed campus of historic Georgian buildings. Our award-winning gardens, student allotment, underground theatre space, singing musical gates and Mathematics garden house all add to the college’s unique and homelike atmosphere.

Rochester Independent College is a school like no other. Our unique campus and friendly staff make the college feel more like a home than a school. There is no uniform, no bells ring, and everybody is on first-name terms.

However, that doesn’t stop Rochester from being one of the top schools in the UK for student progress at A-level. And it doesn’t stop us preparing our students for success: their hard work and first-class results mean they go on to win places at a wide range of top universities. 

Most students at Rochester Independent College join us from Kent, London, and other areas around the UK. However, we welcome a small percentage of international students every year, who contribute diversity and global perspectives to the college. No matter where our students are from, they find Rochester to be a place that lets them search for their own answers, voice their opinions, and think critically, creatively and independently.

Reasons to choose Rochester Independent College

  • Rochester is in the top 2% of schools in England for student progress at A-level, according to government league tables.
  • 54% A*- A, 80% A*- B and 93% A*- C grades in A-Level in 2021 with a non-selective intake 
  • 40+ subjects to choose from at A-level, with any combination possible.
  • Full boarding on campus – students have single rooms with some en-suites
  • 37 minutes from London St Pancras by direct high-speed train.
  • Flexible one- or two-year GCSE and A-level courses with September, January, and April start dates
  • Student population 75% UK, 25% international students.
  • Small classes- 6 to8 students, which allow teachers to focus on students strength and weaknesses
  • School is in the top 5% of schools in the UK for student progress at A-level.
  • Top 10 university placements including Cambridge, Leeds, Nottingham, Exeter, and Imperial College
  • Rochester has an excellent track record of helping students win a place on competitive courses such as Medicine and Dentistry
  • Good Schools Guide awards for Mathematics, Chemistry, Film Studies and English Literature.
  • Boarding age 13+ from 2022
  
Rochester is one of the leading creative boarding schools in the UK, and our Arts staff are all practitioners with industry and studio experience in Filmmaking, Fine Art, Illustration, Graphic Design, Digital Media, Photography, Fashion, and Textiles. The school also has its own 100-seat theatre for small-scale productions. Music Individual Music lessons are run in conjunction with Kent Music School and there are many practice rooms onsite. Musical groups are active in college and there is a Rochester Summer Festival where Performing Arts students often showcase their talents

 Scholarships are available– up to 25% off full fees. Case by case basis, Principal makes the decision 
 
Features
Financing
Airport taxes
Graduation
dress-man Uniform
shuttle Bus Pass
Solo Pernottamento
sports-fan Guardianship
salad Special diets (ie. vegetarian; vegan; gluten free; ethical and religious)
Study visa
Return flight
washing-machine Weekly laundry
Medical insurance
cutlery Full Board
Language certification
book-39 Pre-departure language course
Assistenza in loco
Kit Pre-Partenza
Eltis Test
Incontri pre-partenza
Welcome Camp
Assistance for visa application
book-39 Teaching material
Cancellation insurance
Baggage
cutlery Half board
Liability, medical and luggage insurance
Work Placement
shuttle Round-trip transfer from/to airport
book-39 Iscrizione a scuola
Quota di Iscrizione
Subjects
French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Chemistry, Biology, Latin, Theater, Music, Physics, Statistics, Economics, Photography, Digital Media, Philosophy, Law, Russian, Business, Mathematics, Geography, Psychology, History, Italian, Ceramics, Dance, English, Sociology, Art, English literature, Music technology, Art history, Turkish, Accounting, Computer science, Film studies, Graphic design, Media studies
Sports
Gym, Basketball
Extra curricular activities
Yoga, Photography, Theater, Running club, Chess
Accommodation

Campus

You will stay in a college campus during your stay

Traveller age
14 - 17 years

Months of departure

The price includes
- Advisory service 
- Support during the application process (filling forms, organizing interview with the school,etc..)
- Insurance (guard Me health, cancellation/curtailment of the course, personal liability, lost property,etc..)
- Pre departure meetings 
- Tuition- 3 or more  Levels /5 or more GCSE’s
- Residential Accommodation in single, en-suite rooms, cleaning, bedlinen, and laundry service
- Full board meal plan
- Assistance in loco (from school staff residing at the school)
- Pre-departure info -pre departure information pack will be sent to students.
- Text books
The price does not include
- Flights 
- Visa fees from Embassies (if needed) 
- English Language Tuition (EFL) – £1,000 per term
- Individual tuition. Including SEN support can be arranged where required at £450 for 10 hours
- Trips and Excursions
- College minibus
- Examination fees (GCSE’e £ 110 per subject - A Levels £220 per subject )*
- Boarding during Easter holidays (if required)
- Guardianship
- Taxis and transfers from/to the airport
- Diploma
- Personal expenses
- Uniform (not needed -non uniform school)
- Bus pass 

Payment details
The price is based on the conversion £/€ on 24/11/2021, which is 1,19. It includes a refundable deposit of £ 2,500 (€ 2.970). The price is intended for GCSE.
Organiser

Tecla Languages

Tecla Languages is a language agency based in London that since 2009 has been organising English courses in the United Kingdom, Malta, Ireland the United States of America and Canada as well as online courses. From this year they will be extending their offering towards other English-speaking destinations such as Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. They will also expand their offer to Spanish language courses in Spain and Mexico, French courses in France, Italian courses in Italy and German courses in Germany.
Their aim is to help people learn languages in a fun and exciting way, but overall have a memorable holiday experience.
Even though their office is based in London, their English courses are all over the UK in areas such as, the South of England, York, Cheltenham, Exeter, Devon, Liverpool, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow and many more locations. They organise courses for people of all ages, as well as summer camps for teenagers, high school integration programmes, work internships, sport camps and much more. For adults courses will be tailor made to their own needs and budgets. TECLA Languages is an ENGLISH UK partner agency. 

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Rochester Independent College

Rochester Independent College is 30 minutes train from London. Outstanding boarding school in Kent, small classes with 8 students, outstanding progression to top Universities. 40+ subjects to choose from at A-level, with any combination possible. Good Schools Guide awards for Mathematics, Chemistry, Film Studies and English Literature. All accommodation are in single room en-suite bathroom. 

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