The Sixth Form


The curriculum at The King’s School, Canterbury is based upon strong academic roots. It emphasises and relies upon what is best in traditional independent school education, namely scholarly excellence supported by a caring pastoral and tutorial system, and a wide-ranging co-curricular programme. It is, however, continually adapting and reacting to the changing demands of modern education such as the recent move to an online education due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There is also an increasing awareness of the need to provide programmes of study that match individual needs and skills.

There are two very important features of Sixth Form education at King’s – the opportunity for breadth as well as depth, and a willingness to be as flexible as possible. The School recognises that there are many different pathways to becoming a flourishing student. With these aims, the School offers a broad range of subjects to study; 32 A-level and Pre-U subjects including Art History, Classical Civilisation & Latin, Geology, Philosophy, Politics, and Psychology.

Sixth Form life at King’s is all about making the most of the opportunities on offer. The numerous societies, clubs and activities all seek to further and develop interests piqued in the classroom. The School believes that those students who most fully involve themselves outside the classroom also do the best within it.

Careers advice is particularly important at this level. Pupils are given assistance at every stage of the university entrance procedure. On leaving King’s, 98-99% of students go on to university; over 60% to prestigious Russell Group universities and a small number to destinations in the US and Canada.

The Sixth Form is a vibrant, fulfilling and interesting stage of the whole King’s experience providing a balance of structure and independence that begins to prepare students not only for further education, but also to become well-rounded members of society.

Register for The King’s School Sixth Form Virtual Open Morning here - https://www.kings-school.co.uk/admissions/open-mornings/

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