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Curriculum

Our curriculum has been carefully designed, and is regularly reviewed, providing the key skills our girls need to thrive at school, university, and beyond.

Girls will experience the widest range of subjects throughout Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9)  providing them with a rounded and enriching education.

In Year 7, girls study Mathematics, English, French, Art, Drama, Geography, History, Latin, PE, RS, Music, DT, Food, Science, Computer Science and Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHEE). Girls complete on average one hour of homework per evening. 

In Year 8, girls add a second modern language from either Spanish or German and also begin to study Engineering. Girls are placed in sets in Mathematics and in Modern Languages; they also begin to study the sciences separately.

In Year 9, similar breadth and setting arrangements are provided as for Year 8.  During the Spring term of Year 9, girls will make their choices for GCSEs.

At Key Stage 4 (Years 10-11) the majority of girls study 10 GCSEs.

There are six core GCSE subjects. Students then opt for an additional three or four subjects which are listed in the Academic Handbook below. 

Core subjects are Mathematics, English Language and English Literature and the three subjects of Science separately – Biology, Chemistry and Physics. All students also follow the general RS course. In Year 10, students follow our Create Programme, which is centred on an ambitious creative project with a focus on cross-curricular learning. In Year 11, girls study a course called ‘Curiosity’, which is designed to promote critical thinking skills and higher order questioning. The course will explore important questions of ethics, philosophy, religion and current affairs.

The girls have regular PE/Games sessions. In addition, they select a further four GCSE subjects from: French, German, Spanish, Latin, Geography, History, Religion and Philosophy, Music, Art, Drama, DT (product design), Food Preparation and Nutrition, Physical Education and Computer Science. Further details about the specifications can be found in the GCSE booklet.

Girls then progress into the Sixth Form where they study A Levels, being able to choose freely from a range of over 20 subjects.  

 

'Kings’ High is carefully crafting a heady brew for the girls of absolutely top academic aspirations, endless opportunities to develop passions outside of the classroom and a focus on actions that will ground them in the real, inclusive world'.

The Good Schools Guide 2018