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  • St James' Primary in Rochester receives encouraging Ofsted report

    By LocalAdam at 13:44 on 03/09/12
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    EDUCATION inspectors have published their findings into a Rochester primary school. Watchdog Ofsted visited St James' Church of England Primary School for two days at the beginning of July and have graded its overall effectiveness as satisfactory. Lead inspector Sheila Nolan looked at the achievement of the school's 120 pupils, its quality of teaching, the behaviour and safety of pupils and the leadership and management. In her report,...
  • Medway's Rochester Grammar School celebrates record GCSE results

    By MariaSoleil at 11:50 on 23/08/12
    Cealach McKeating (l), Alice Baldock and Tobi Apampa (r) were top achievers at the school
    STUDENTS at Rochester Grammar School celebrated the school's best ever GCSE results, as young people across Kent pick up their grades today. A record nine out of ten pupils achieved 5 A*/A grades, making the school's scores the best in Medway. Among the school's top performers was Cealach McKeating, who was awarded 15 A*/A GCSE grades and one A and two Bs at AS Level, said: "I'm really pleased. The original plan was to study...
  • Olympic commission for UCA Rochester photography students

    By MedMel at 10:08 on 08/08/12
    Student Ollie Gapper photographing near St Paul’s Cathedral
    Photography students from the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) have been commissioned by the Discovery Channel to capture London during the Olympics.  The cable network enlisted the help of five BA (Hons) Photography (Contemporary Practice) students from UCA Rochester to provide an alternative view of the world's biggest sporting event in an online project called 17 Days of Summer. While the media is reporting on the...
  • UCA photography and fashion students showcase at Malta Fashion Week 2012

    By jayenolan at 09:49 on 29/06/12
    Tiffany Pisani wearing the Lyudmila Lane dress at Malta Fashion Week. Photo by JJ Chircop
    Students from Rochester UCA made headlines in Malta with their photography and fashion creations.   The collections were featured in the national Maltese press and Vogue Italia, while the national TV News, Fashion TV and lifestyle show Venere also followed UCA's activities on the island because of it's unique position as the only academic institution taking part in the event.  On the catwalk, Britain's Next Top Model winner...
  • UCA model students make their mark at New Blades Show

    By jayenolan at 09:48 on 25/06/12
    Danielle Spinks collects one of her awards. Photo: UCA
    Two Rochester UCA students shone at the New Blades model making show in London recently, winning four of the eight prizes available.  Danielle Spinks was the star of the show, taking three of the eight awards: the prestigious 'Best of Show' and 'Best Product' awards for her reproduction of a Fiat 500, while her giant dandelion model won the 'Best Museum Quality' prize. Danielle said: "I feel completely overwhelmed to win...

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