Curriculum

In the Sixth Form we want each student to deepen their understanding of their chosen subjects, of themselves and of their potential to make a difference. We encourage them to study with ambition and enthusiasm, to speak with growing confidence and conviction, and to face the world with a passion to play their part. Sixth Form classes are smaller, attention is individual and lessons increasingly become like university seminars, taught by passionate subject specialists. Whilst maintaining a supportive structure of monitoring and guidance, we gradually devolve greater responsibility for learning to our students in order to equip them with the right skills and disciplines sought by leading universities. Examination courses are supported by fieldwork, theatre visits and study trips, and tutors are on hand to advise on any aspect of academic and personal life.

Our academically robust curriculum offers students subjects which are assessed as either traditional A Levels or the internationally recognised Cambridge Pre-U examinations. Students also have the option to take the rigorous, research-based Extended Project Qualification, which is highly prized by leading universities since it demands a degree of independence and intellectual maturity beyond traditional A Levels. AS Levels are now standalone qualifications and no longer contribute to A Levels. Some subjects may be available to AS Level – students should contact the relevant head of department for more information.

The course options are:
A Level – Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Classics, Computing, Drama and Theatre Studies, Design Technology, Economics, English Language, Geography, ICT (not available from 2017), Latin, Mathematics and Further Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages, Music, Physical Education, Physics, Politics, PsychologyQuantitative Methods and Religious Studies.
Cambridge Pre-U – ArtEnglish LiteratureHistory and Physics
Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).

 

 

"We will continue to undertake those most valuable principles for which Kenneth King was renowned - to prepare and guide young people for the future so they can make informed choices in their later lives which are valuable to their community, society and nation so they can be fulfilled, happy and successful people." Headmaster Alan Stevens, 2016

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