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courses and curriculum


Kings College offers a bespoke curriculum for students, right from the start of Year 7, when they can choose from a suite of Creative and Performing Arts subjects.  


As students enter Kings College in Year 7 we focus on a highly academic curriculum that builds from the significant knowledge gained at Key Stage 2. Students are taught to write fluently through a unit on Aristotelian Rhetoric and we embark students upon an Oracy programme.

The Curriculum at Kings College is designed to be demanding, challenging, broad and balanced. Taught with an emphasis on excellent literacy and numeracy and through the expert use of questioning to develop students' higher order thinking skills. 


What do we set out to achieve?

To ensure that our curriculum provision and curriculum design:

  • Facilitates excellent academic outcomes for learners
  • Supports the needs of all learners
  • Improves student experience and engagement
  • Promotes relevance and makes learning engaging


The KS3 Curriculum (Year 7-9) for students aged 11-14

Year 7 & 8 

Students in Years 7 and 8 study a wide-ranging and enriching curriculum.  Students are taught in a variety of groups, according to best practice recommended by the latest educational research.  Some of the groups are set based on ability; others are mixed ability.  This combination promotes development for all. Students personalise their learning with choices available in the Creative and Performing Arts. 

Year 9 

As students move from Year 8 into 9 we offer a chance to undertake one year pre-options alongside the core offer of English, Maths, Science, PE and PSHE.

The KS4 Curriculum (Year 10-11) for students aged 14-16

Kings prides itself on the varied Key stage 4 curriculum.  The pathways model allows for a truly personalised education that meets the needs of all students.  Students are able to choose subjects that allow the EBACC to be reached together with a compliment of enriching and challenging additional qualifications.


The Key Stage 4 curriculum falls into two broad categories: a core curriculum, studied by all students in line with the National Curriculum, and options that allow students to express and develop their own interests or career choices.