Information for University and College Admissions Teams
King’s is a medium sized non-selective independent school. 20% of all fees are funded by bursaries and scholarships.
The school represents a broad cross-section of society with pupils going on from Sixth Form to university, apprenticeships or the world of work.
King’s is located in a county which boasts no less than seven maintained sector, selective grammar schools; as such, our range of pupil abilities and backgrounds is very broad.
The majority of our Sixth Form sit three GCE A-levels and several of those doing Mathematics take Further Mathematics in addition. A small number take a separate, fourth A-level.
We also have a small cohort following the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport qualification.
We do not offer AS levels.
We offer AQA’s Extended Project Qualification to the Lower Sixth as one of a number of extension/enrichment opportunities.
Please use the following link to see further details of our academic provision for Sixth Form.
The effect of Covid-19 pandemic
In-line with the national lock-down, The King’s School stopped face to face teaching in March 2020 and for a term and a half the pupils were taught remotely via Microsoft Teams.
This inevitably caused some disruption for students who are now in the Sixth Form.
Students in our Upper Sixth were in the national cohort that did not sit GCSE examinations. We have endeavoured to counteract these negative effects by holding more assessments during the Lower Sixth year. This did come at a cost of some teaching time, but has allowed the school to give evidence based UCAS predictions. With this information, and the considerable experience of our staff, we are able to have confidence in the UCAS predicted grades that have been awarded.