Pupils at King’s are offered a challenging and stimulating curriculum that has been designed to stretch their capabilities and maximise their personal development.
Pupils are taught by subject specialist teachers and benefit from their knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm. Our teachers, not only inform and instil knowledge, but also look to enrich and encourage curiosity and intrigue, preparing pupils for a world full of uncertainty and opportunity through a rich and diverse curriculum.
At King’s we are committed to providing excellent teaching, small class sizes and enrichment opportunities for pupils in an environment that helps nurture and promote intellectual and emotional development. Teaching at King’s is innovative and allows for every pupil’s specific needs to be met. Through the promotion of active learning and differentiated approaches to teaching and learning, pupils at King’s make excellent progress and leave thoroughly prepared for life beyond the classroom.
The strong pastoral side of the School helps to support pupils with their academic progress and the outstanding support and guidance offered to pupils from the teachers, tutors and Housemasters helps ensure that every pupil, regardless of ability, is provided with opportunities and provision to enable them to achieve their academic potential. A frequent and comprehensive programme of assessment is built into this programme of support and ensures pupils are aware of their academic progress, targets and mechanisms for progress.
The GCSE curriculum is designed to provide breadth and balance for pupils and to provide them with the necessary skills and intellectual development to progress into the 6th Form and beyond. Built around a core of Mathematics, English, Science and the Languages, it offers opportunities for pupils to select subjects that are of particular interest. In the 6th Form, pupils are able to select from an extensive range of subjects that will not only serve to challenge them, but to help provide and promote curiosity, enthusiasm and motivation. Academic rigour and a co-ordinated programme of support has meant that 84% of pupils at King’s are accepted into their first choice university and this includes Oxbridge and Russell Group Universities.
Outside of the classroom, pupils are enriched and benefit from the King’s Academic Workshop programme, debating, visiting speakers and subject trips that serve to generate curiosity and to enhance the learning experience.
A King’s education is one that provides academic rigour while also allowing opportunities for enrichment, leadership and creativity within a vibrant and supportive community.
If you have any questions about studying at King’s please contact Mr Dan Cupit, the Director of Studies.