Rochester Independent College Specialist Medical Sciences Programme


Rochester Independent College has been helping prepare students for medical, dental and vet school entry since 1984. Our teachers and UCAS Advisors offer a support programme that will help you increase your chance of winning a place, to build on your academic and personal strengths and help you develop confidence as a potential medical professional.

We offer intensive one-year A level Science and Maths courses that have been successfully taken by highflying international and mature students preparing for medicine, dentistry and vet science. We also offer conventional two year A level and successful retake programmes.

Many of the College’s former students are now successful practitioners working locally and many of the local GPs, surgeons and consultants send their children to us. This gives RIC a real wealth of experience to draw upon when advising students about who to approach when planning their work experience and volunteer placements. Our parents also help with the mock interviews we organise for all our applicants aiming for these courses.

Students aiming at Medicine at RIC enjoy a rich programme of events. A group of yr 12 and 13 potential doctors this year took a trip to the Vaudeville Theatre, London, to see Adam Kay’s hilarious – and moving – one-man show ‘This is Going to Hurt – Live’. Based on the bestselling book of his diaries when working as a junior doctor there was much laughter as Kay recounted stories and sang songs about medical conditions as diverse as yellow fever and OCD and described in gory detail episodes from his years in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Rochester Independent College specialises in helping aspiring doctors realise their dreams. This year we have a record nine students, including some retaking A levels, holding conditional offers from UK medical schools such as UCL, Nottingham, KCL, Sheffield and Exeter.

Studying Specialist Medical Sciences Programme at Rochester Independent College

Obviously the most important A level subjects for potential medics are Chemistry, Biology and Maths, all subjects that Rochester Independent College has an established track record in. Options chosen in the A levels at RIC are often geared towards medical school entry, for example the Sociology of Health and Medical Physics. Some of our successful medics however do take a contrasting third A level subject alongside two Sciences, choosing for example English Literature or Philosophy. As well as Medicine, RIC students also have an outstanding track record of securing places on medically related courses such as Pharmacy, Audiology, Optometry and Radiography.

Students attend lectures and events designed to broaden their knowledge of medically related issues, helping their personal statements shine.

Aspiring medics last year visited the The Royal College of Surgeons Sixth Form Careers workshop where they experienced helpful hints and tips on how to create a great university application, a Q&A with current surgical students about life in medical school, the opportunity to take part in basic suturing skills and surgical knot-tying and laparoscopic simulator sessions.

Full time Tuition Fees 
£ 19,500 Year 12-13 per year for EEA students
£ 26,000 Year 12-13 per year for non-EEA students

Annual  payable in 3 termly instalments, or in 10 equal instalments commencing in September.

Boarding Fees 

£ 15,500 Full boarding - single room, payable in 3 termly instalments for EEA and non-EEA students

Also see the Rochester Independent College high school programme here

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