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Leading independent girls school, Kent College, celebrates having the best Leiths Certificate results in the country this year

Kent College is one of thirty seven  schools in the country which offer this prestigious Leiths Basic Certificate in Food and Wine under their Leiths Academy scheme. This course is offered in addition to A Level courses and has proved to be a popular enriching experience for all those who have participated.

The certificate teaches classical and creative cookery in a professional but informal atmosphere. The pupils enjoy the whole experience, particular the development of good culinary skills and an informative and interesting discussion on all aspects of the wine industry.

This course fulfils the requirements for the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award and is an ideal addition to the UCAS Personal Statement. The course is taken in the Lower Sixth, with both the theory and practical examinations either side of the Easter break, thus freeing the pupils to concentrate on their A level examinations. Pupils have five hours of lessons per week.

Jenny Stringer, Deputy Managing Director at Leiths commented: "Having seen all the marks from the Academy Schools now they have been moderated, I did also want to pass on my congratulations to Kent College on an exceptional group this year. Not only did my colleague particularly commend their grasp of theory, but there were more distinctions in one group than any other Academy School this year. As you know I was there for the morning practical exam as part of our moderation, and the way the group performed was really impressive. Rarely does a whole group work so calmly and cleanly whilst demonstrating confidence in all their methods. I would have been happy to have any one of them at my side on a cooking job."

Claire Lusher, Head of Leiths and Food Technology at Kent College said: “I am exceptionally proud of our girls.  They are a vibrant, enthusiastic and talented group and have achieved success that they rightly deserve.  We are very much looking forward to welcoming our new intake in September and we are especially delighted that the course will carry UCAS points”.

Posted: 27/06/2018 at 14:21
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