Senior School at King’s is an environment in which individuals flourish.
We challenge and support our pupils to help them realise their academic potential, whilst providing the head space to grow and develop as young adults within a nurturing community.
As recognised by our ‘Excellent’ ISI inspection rating, pupils achieve outstanding results by developing an enquiring mind and a strong passion for learning. Together with small class sizes, our pupils’ academic progression is complimented by skills and interests that are nurtured beyond the classroom, with plenty of co-curricular activities and opportunities in which to grow.
The goal of our Senior School is to ignite interests and extend the intellect of every pupil, whatever their strengths may be. What matters is that they gain the necessary foundation for an enriched, healthy and fulfilling life, along with sufficient breadth of skills and experiences to enable them to make informed choices on future career paths.
Our pupils in the Senior School develop compassion and regard for others, and learn to have the strength of character that will best enable them to play their part as valuable members of society.
Tracking Progress at King’s
At the start of Year 9, Lower Fifth and Lower Sixth, pupils take externally assessed tests managed by Cambridge University Press and Assessment. From these assessments, challenge grades for each subject are generated. A challenge grade is usually one grade higher than those generated by CEM but adapted with our knowledge of each pupil. Pupils are then tracked against these grades with assessment grades at half termly intervals.
Prep. (Homework) at King’s
We think that giving children homework is a great way to encourage independent learning, as well as helping to consolidate the learning pupils do in the classroom. The amount of homework that the pupils receive increases as they move through the School and is carefully balanced.