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College Life

Value Added Education at Rendcomb College

Pupils at Rendcomb College are nurtured to become the best version of themselves. We pride ourselves in stretching and challenging pupils to reach their potential. Value is added throughout all aspects of our pupils’ school lives bringing together academic, co-curricular and pastoral activities.

Facts and figures:
  • 2018 GCSE results were the best on record – 51% of grades were A* or A (9-7 equivalent)
  • The Value Added score for our 2018 cohort was well above average
  • Of the small independent schools in Gloucestershire, Rendcomb College has ranked first for two consecutive years for students achieving three A Level grades at AAB or higher where at least two are in facilitating subjects; subjects preferred for entry into Russell Group universities (DfE: Performance Tables 2017 and 2018)
How we add value across the school:
  • Gifted and Talented provision – Tredwell Group Years 7 – 10 and Morgan Group Years 11 -13
  • Brainy Breaktime sessions for all pupils
  • Ambitious but realistic targets for year groups preparing for public examinations
  • Subject focused activities – e.g.: English Literature Retreats, science Olympiads, UK Maths Challenge
  • Elevate Study Skills programme for all pupils
  • Learning to Learn sessions that aim to increase productivity by coaching pupils in growth mindset, oracy and ICT skills
  • Dedicated team of Learning Support teachers who make extensive use of assistive technologies
Opportunities for Year 11 and Sixth Form students:
  • Oxbridge preparation programme
  • Med/Vet and Dentistry programme
  • Careers education including a ‘Moving on’ conference focusing on next steps, preparing for university and personal finance
  • EPQ (Extended Project Qualification)
  • Gold Arts Award
  • C-Cubed – Sessions to focus on collaboration, communication and creativity
  • Leadership opportunities