Senior Curriculum

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We create a stimulating and exciting learning environment in which students aged 11 - 16 are challenged, supported and developed to reach their potential.

Years 7 - 9

All students follow a broad curriculum in Year 7, studying 18 subjects including Critical Thinking.

From Year 8, pupils are put into sets for the core subjects of Maths and English. Pupils are asked to choose two languages to study from the four studied in Year 7 (French, German, Latin and Spanish).

From Year 9 onwards, pupils continue with English, Mathematics, History, Geography, Religion & Philosophy, Games, PSHE and ICT, plus two languages, three sciences (separate Biology, Chemistry and Physics), plus pupils also choose two creative subjects from the following four options: Art, Music, Design Technology and Drama.

All students are encouraged to access our Challenge & Enrichment programme, which is designed to stretch and challenge their learning across all curriculum areas.

Years 10 & 11

In Year 10, GCSE courses commence. Pupils 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 one language (Latin, French, German or Spanish). Science is taken as three separate subjects (Biology, Physics, Chemistry) by the vast majority of pupils although some will study 'Dual Science' (components of all three but results in two GCSE grades). From the option blocks, pupils then select  four more subjects to be studied. These choices are made from the following list: Art & Design, Design Technology, Drama, Computing, Creative iMedia, Geography, History, Latin, French/German/Spanish, Music, PE, Religion & Philosophy. In addition, we retain PSHE and Games in the curriculum for all pupils.


Senior Taster Day (Year 5's)

Friday 1 July, 9am - 3.20pm

Children are invited to spend the day in our senior school, to experience lessons and find out what it is like to be a student at King's.