Curriculum

Years Seven and Eight (Fourth Forms) Curriculum

We deliver a broad curriculum in the first three years at King's, giving the pupils a grounding in all of the key areas. The subjects studied are; Mathematics, English, Modern Languages, separate Sciences, History, Geography, DT, ICT/Computing, Drama, Dance, Latin, Music, Art, Religion and Philosophy, PSHE, PE and Games.

Year Nine (Lower Remove) Curriculum

In Year Nine pupils maintain a broad core curriculum and have the first opportunity to make some choices to enable them to match what they study to their abilities and aspirations.

The subjects taken by all pupils are:

English, Mathematics, Physics. Chemistry, Biology, A Modern Foreign Language (French, German or Spanish), Geography, History, Physical Education, Games, PSHE, Religion and Philosophy

The subject choices in year nine are:

Pupils may choose either a second Modern Foreign Language or a Classical Subject (Latin or Classical Civilisation)

They may also select three subjects from the following list: Art, Music, Drama, DT, Computing, Philosophy and Latin (for students wishing to take two languages and Latin).

Year Ten and Eleven (Upper Remove and Fifth Form) i/GCSE Curriculum

All pupils are entered for GCSE or iGCSE examinations, all of which are taken at the end of the Year Eleven. Pupils usually choose to study ten subjects for the two years in Year Ten and Year Eleven.

The subjects taken by all pupils are:

  • English: both Language and Literature, leading to two iGCSEs
  • Mathematics
  • Physics, Chemistry and Biology: leading either to three separate science grades or to a dual award grade
  • A Modern Foreign Language: at least one of French, German or Spanish
  • Physical Education and Games (non-examined)
  • PSHE and Religion and Philosophy (non-examined)

The subject choices at i/GCSE are:

In addition to the subjects studied by all students, pupils choose three subjects, taken from the single list below.

Art, German, Drama, History, Design and Technology, Latin, Classical Civilisation, Music, Geography, Spanish, Religion and Philosophy, French

Sixth Form Curriculum

Sixth Form students at King's are expected to study four subjects in the Lower Sixth and to continue with three or four of these subjects to A Level in the Upper Sixth. AS examinations are offered in some subjects for those who wish to take an AS level at the end of the Lower Sixth in a subject they are not planning to continue to A level.

In addition to their A level courses students have key weekly Key Skills sessions. Within Key Skills sessions pupils may opt to take the Extended Project Qualification, Gold Arts Award, join a student journalism group, or take part in a carousel of different Key Skills activities.