Our Approach

Each pupil learns in a different way and we have bespoke programmes to help us determine what works for individuals and how we can offer support, resources and opportunities that are right.

For students who need a more challenging academic environment to extend their thinking we offer AIMS and HALO. There is a bespoke programme of support available for those with additional learning requirements. For students whose first language is not English we run a pathway programme through our International Study Centre to help with spoken and written English.

Enhanced Learning

AIMS

Our Able Interested and Motivated Student (AIMS) programme is designed to build a pupil's passion for a subject both in and outside the classroom. Specialist clubs create opportunities to extend thinking through activities that challenge them.

HALO

High Aspirational Learning Opportunities (HALO) encourages students to be curious, critical and deep thinkers. Designed for Year 10 students to the Upper Sixth, it offers a series of lectures on a wide range of subjects and asks students keep a Learning Journal to reflect on their thinking.

Learning Support

For pupils requiring additional learning support we design a bespoke and flexible plan for learning in class, at home and independently. Specialist teachers offer a wide range of practical help and support to ensure continuity of learning across the school.

Breadth of Subjects

KC offers a wide and exciting academic education and our extensive curriculum aims to develop a thirst for learning and encourage girls to think independently. In addition to the core lessons, we offer a wide range of subjects, including Textiles, Drama, Photography and Spanish.

At GCSE and A Level, each student has a bespoke timetable designed around their choice of subjects, where they can choose any combination of option subjects to study alongside their core subjects. Please see our GSCE and A Level subject videos below for more information.

Our GCSE Subjects

International Study Centre

The International Study Centre ensures students for whom English is not their first language are given support to help with their academic studies. Three Pathways are available depending on the level of English which enable them to become confident in speaking and writing as they work towards achieving English as a Second Language (ESOL) qualifications. Subject specialist teachers teach them in small groups so they have the opportunity to speak, meet students from other countries and settle into life at a British boarding school.