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Kent College in Canterbury proud to be leading IB world school

By Lauren Abbott

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Outstanding academic results and achievement in all areas of school life.

That, says Kent College Canterbury, is the vision for its students as the school continues to achieve excellent things in both exams and extra-curricular activities.

Kent College is a non-selective independent school but is one of the highest achieving schools in Kent, with a wide range of courses on offer.

The college's engineering team won South East Young Engineers of the Year and will be attending the national final of the competition this month.
The college's engineering team won South East Young Engineers of the Year and will be attending the national final of the competition this month.

It is the only school in east Kent offering the International Baccalaureate and is classed as a leading world school, having been ranked among the top 10 schools in the UK for the IB performance of its students.

While it also boasts a 100% pass rate for both A-levels and GCSC exams, with 80% achieving an A* or B grade.

Kent College says it offers the IB because the highly prestigious and internationally-recognised course is an exciting choice alongside its wide range of both A-level and Cambridge Technical subjects.

And while all of its sixth form programmes have an excellent track record it is that of the IB which is making headlines, with the college enjoying an average point score of 37 in the last set of results, well ahead of the global average of 30.

But life at Kent College on Whistable Road is rich and diverse for pupils of all ages, with an envious extra-curricular programme.

There are large numbers of clubs and societies for every interest and new ones established each year to meet the changing desires of students.

National representation in sport is common with equal standards in music and drama.

A new riding arena at the Kent College Farm opened with the support of the Friends of Kent College.
A new riding arena at the Kent College Farm opened with the support of the Friends of Kent College.

The school has its own working farm complete with a new riding arena for the school pony club and its six horses.

This opened at the end of last year thanks to donations from the Friends of Kent College and will support the riding team's quest to complete regularly in the National Schools Equestrian Championships.

Meanwhile the college's engineering team is building its own success story where its work to design a low cost robotic arm has seen it win a Contribution To Business Award with the Engineering Development Trust, be crowned South East Young Engineers of the Year and seen the team go to the Houses of Parliament to showcase the project all within the last six months.

The low cost robotic arm is the latest project by Kent College's engineering team.
The low cost robotic arm is the latest project by Kent College's engineering team.

And it is not just the achievements of students Kent College is proud of.

From this spring it will proudly open the doors on a new Garden Cottage Nursery in the grounds of the junior school to enable it to welcome babies and toddlers up to age three.

The state-of-the-art facility will be in the old lodge, which used to form the gatehouse to the estate, and will accommodate up to 12 babies and toddlers at any one time combining the best practice and standards of nursery childcare with the individual attention of a nanny or childminder.

A new nursery is opening at Kent College Canterbury
A new nursery is opening at Kent College Canterbury

While work will also begin shortly on the construction of the Great Hall - a 600-seat auditorium which will be used by the college for worship, concerts and performing arts.

The space has been three years in the planning and draws on the latest in architectural design - having the ability to expand or contract it's foyer, reducing the seating to
389 for smaller performances and create space for exhibitions, galleries or entertaining.

For the latest on all of the college's exciting developments and further details relating to admission arrangements visit the website kentcollege.com

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