We create a stimulating and exciting learning environment in which girls are challenged, supported and developed to reach their potential.
We have identified a set of 'King's Learning Habits', which we aim to develop within all our pupils through our teaching and learning programme.
We also have en extensive 'Challenge & Enrichment Programme' for
particularly gifted and talented pupils.
All girls follow the same, broad curriculum in
Year 7, studying around 18 subjects including
Critical Thinking. From Year 8, the girls are put
into 'sets' for core subjects including Maths
and English. Girls are asked to choose two
languages to study from the four studied in
Year 7 (French, German, Latin and Spanish).
From Year 9 onwards, girls make further choices. Pupils contitinue with their English, Mathematics, History, Geography, Religion & Philosophy, Games, PSHE and ICT (the ICT course leads to the European Computer Driving Licence qualification). They study two languages and Science is taught as separate Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Girls also choose two creative subjects selected from Art, Music, Design Technology and Drama.
Girls on the Challenge & Enrichment Programme are able to follow a ‘fast track’ languages course to continue with two out of French, German, Spanish and Latin.
Years 10 & 11:
In Year 10, GCSE courses commence. Girls typically select 10 GCSE courses to be studied during years 10 and 11. All pupils continue with Mathematics, English Language, English Literature and must study a language (Latin, French, German or Spanish). Science can be taken as three separate subjects (Biology, Physics, Chemistry) or as 'Dual Science' that has components of all three but results in two GCSE grades. If separate Sciences are taken, there is room for three more subjects to be studied; with Double Award science, four are possible. These choices are made from the following list:
Art & Design, Design & Technology, Drama, Computing, Geography, History, Latin, Music, PE, Religion & Philosophy
In addition, we retain PSHE, Games and PE in the curriculum.