Kings’ School Curriculum Vision and Values
We believe that our curriculum is a broad, balanced and creative blend of subjects which enables and inspires each individual to develop a range of skills that will equip them for the challenges of the modern world. In planning our curriculum, our intention is to:
- maintain breadth of experience for as long as and for as many pupils as possible;
- be mindful of ensuring a balance between the importance to pupils of English and Maths and the desire to engage them in a wide range of subjects;
- ensure that the curriculum is accessible to all pupils: that they experience success whilst being stretched and challenged;
- allow appropriate choice, but not too early;
- develop employability skills relevant for everyday life and the workplace;
- be fully aware of the impact curriculum choice has upon school performance in accountability measures;
- prioritise pupils’ long-term interests and well-being over all other considerations.
It is our intention that every learner fulfils their potential and to this end learning programmes, intervention strategies, appropriate stretch and challenge and a range of extra-curricular learning opportunities are on offer to facilitate the growth of existing skills and the nurturing of new ones.
Key Stage 3 – Years 7 to 9
At Key Stage 3, learners follow exciting programmes of study in:
- Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
- Foreign Languages (French, German, Italian, Latin, Spanish)
- Humanities (Geography, History, Religious Studies)
- BEE (Business, Enterprise and Employability), includes Computing
- Citizenship/ PSHEE
- Expressive Arts (Art, Drama, Music)
- Physical Education
- Technology (Design Technology, Food and Nutrition).
Further detail about what is studied in each subject can be found here
Key Stage 4 – Years 10 and 11
At Key Stage 4, learners continue to study the core subjects of:
- English Language and Literature
- Double Science
- Physical Education
- Citizenship/ PSHEE.
Pupils also study five additional subjects or ‘options’. The option subjects include the Humanities, Languages, Expressive Arts, Triple Science, Technology, Business, Computing and Physical Education. There are also subjects available which pupils will not have previously studied, including Photography, Psychology, Sociology, Child Development and Media Studies.
Further detail about the Key Stage 4 Curriculum can be found in the Options Booklet here.