Dover College is a co-educational independent school for boys and girls, and is situated in Kent, which is just over one hour from London.
There are eighteen main subjects for year 11 GCSE students, with three to four at A Level. The core subjects are English, mathematics and the sciences. The school has a thoroughly modern approach to contemporary education, and offers BTEC courses in various subjects.
The school is a solid academic performer, and provides extra tutorials for students wishing to improve in any given subject they feel need the attention and focus.
The school has an international study centre for its many overseas students, with over thirty nationalities receiving up to the minute guidance, English language tuition and preparation for such exams as IELTS.
The girls of Dover college like to play hockey and netball, whilst the boys are keen on playing football and cricket, though other sporting disciplines such as cross country running and swimming are equally popular among the student body.
Music is very much based on classical, with plenty of choir practise and orchestral tuition. Students are also able to learn a musical instrument of their choosing.
Design technology, fine art, textiles and photography are the main subjects from this part of the curriculum, with fashion design proving increasingly popular in recent years.
Dover College has its own medical facility, with its own wards, and surgery. There is a state-of-the art fitness suite, weights room, dance studio, music practise areas for solo practise or individual tuition, and several well-maintained tennis courts.
Boarding provides students with a choice of single rooms fully furnished for comfort and study, wardrobes and desk, plus fully accessible high speed internet.
Each house has either one or two communal rooms, in which students will find large screen TVs, a choice of DVDs, board games, age appropriate books, sofas, armchairs and state-of-the-art sound systems.