The King’s Learning Experience
The King’s learning experience is designed to encompass both depth and breadth. Built upon historic foundations and supported by the extensive co-curriculum and strong pastoral care, the developing individual is taken out into the wider world locally, nationally and globally.
Our focus remains, therefore, upon developing the individual in the fullest possible sense. In terms of academic development, this means focusing upon the quality of learning recognising the needs of the time in which they live and encouraging an enquiring mind that loves learning for learning’s sake.
Education forever changes, and not just the examination curriculum. We are now in a digital world of instant and mobile connectivity, dominated by information and data. There are exciting opportunities for a new pedagogy. There are new and different challenges. Our task is to develop and deliver a curriculum in a way that is relevant to today’s teenagers, but without jettisoning what we value so highly from the past.
We are determined to retain the full variety of academic subjects, supported by our three core themes (researching, questioning and communicating), and the ‘real’ learning that is essential in public exams and life. We broadly welcome the changes to A Levels and the opportunity to study subjects in more depth with less focus upon modular examinations. Our current wide-ranging IGCSE programme (supported by some national GCSEs) is a very good preparation for the Sixth Form and beyond.