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You are about to embark on the most exciting and challenging period in your academic career so far. A time when you can really focus on the subjects of your choice, pursuing your interests and creating the building blocks for your future university study or career choice.

A-Level study is characterised by small groups, a more discursive approach and a more mature relationship with your teachers. You can also choose whatever subjects you want and aren’t restricted by option blocks – we build the timetable around you. You will have increased levels of independence and be responsible for managing your own workloads both within and outside of school, ensuring you develop essential time management and organisation skills for your future life. These changes are visibly characterised by the transition to wearing a business suit rather than a school uniform, of being able to use the Sixth Form Common Rooms for independent study and accessing the High Street during your lunch hour.

We encourage you to focus on three or four A-Level subjects, working closely with your teachers to ensure you gain both the knowledge and the academic skills needed. Plus, you have the option of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) which greatly improves your opportunities with the best universities.

Your academic progress will be supported by the King’s Extend Programme for our Sixth Form which features the award-winning Ivy House Award and has a strategic focus on UCAS, apprenticeships and career planning in the Upper Sixth.

Make the most of these opportunities, whilst continuing to involve yourself in team sports, drama, and music and enjoy the breadth of experiences that Sixth Form at King’s has to offer. We are confident that you will be equipped with all the skills you need to have an extraordinary and fulfilling career.

Sarah Miles
Head of KSR Sixth Form



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Every step of the King’s School Rochester journey, from nursery to sixth form, is designed to help pupils flourish, grow in confidence and discover new passions. Many of our specialist teachers teach across the whole school to ensure smooth transitions through each stage of the journey.

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