On Monday 2nd December, twenty-one of Rochester Independent College’s finest Year 11 Geographers travelled to sunny Reculver to undertake fieldwork data collection for their GCSE Geography coursework:
A group of students from year 10 and 11 participated in the Invicta Secondary Team Maths Challenge which was hosted at Invicta Grammar School in Maidstone on Tuesday 19th November 2019 . One of our two teams came in 3rd place out of the twelve participating teams.
The competition consisted of four rounds, the format very similar to that of the Regional and Final Team Maths Challenge hosted by the UK Maths Trust every year.
- Round 1 consisted of 15 worded problem solving questions
- Round 2 involved puzzles with missing numbers in squares
- Round 3 consisted of 11 mathematically challenging problem solving questions
- Round 4 was a ‘relay’ problem solving task during which students had to find the solution to a problem which represented the value of a letter. Students then had to use the values of previous letters in subsequent problems in order to find the following solutions.
The students demonstrated great team work skills and they had to rely on each others’ strengths in order to solve the problems which were from various areas of mathematics.
Congratulations to Eric, Catharine, Crystal, Justin, Nina, Neal, Jerry and William who will be participating in the national UKMT Team Maths Challenge in March 2020..
The year 11 Art and Photography students ventured out of the college and headed off to sunny (rainy) Margate. The sun was definitely not shining but we headed out with our jackets on and cameras at the ready, in search of lots of intersecting research and material for their personal projects.
On Tuesday 5th March Year 11 Geography students made their way to Reculver, Herne Bay to undertake fieldwork for their unit three coursework assessment. With individual hypothesis selected and refined, students spent the day carrying out a range of data collection techniques including wave frequency counts, cliff recession measurements and beach profiles, ready to analyse back at college. Thankfully the bright and sunny weather held out for the duration of the visit and students returned to college with a wealth of data to support their GCSE coursework assignments.