Academic Life

King’s support for the individual is renowned, and in the Sixth Form, this quality becomes especially significant as our students prepare for their future.

We develop a bespoke education plan for every student who enters the Sixth Form. The plan is finely tuned to take into account personal preferences and aspirations.

We believe small teaching groups are the best way to prepare students for transition to university study. Tutors also provide individual Academic Mentoring sessions to give maximum support to our students.

To monitor students’ academic development and progress, we assess them at regular points throughout the academic year. As well as detailed termly reports and parents’ evenings, we also encourage regular contact between parents, Heads of Departments and Tutors.

Our approach to academic life results in consistently strong performances at A Level, from cohorts of students with a wide spread of abilities, plus outstanding individual achievements year-on-year.

Together with our study programmes, we provide a truly comprehensive Careers and UCAS programme which focuses on individual interests and aptitudes.

Alongside university visits, we offer a range of in-house provision, from expert talks and workshops to individual careers advice.

To enhance students’ marketability and performance at interviews, the annual Fendick Competition gives them the opportunity to practise and hone their research, public speaking and presentation skills.

In addition, the Extended Project Qualification, Academic Enrichment sessions and Sixth Form Conference stimulate debate and help students to develop and express their personal views.

Naturally, all students receive personalised specialist advice as they research and finalise their next steps, with those who wish to apply for Oxbridge being quickly identified and mentored individually through the process.

Yearly, a high percentage of King’s students gain entry to their first choice university.