King's College School

Coeducational Independent Prep school in Cambridge


Academic Performance

At King's we offer a broad, balanced and stimulating educational experience, designed to enable pupils to fulfil their potential academically, musically, and artistically, as well as in a sporting setting. Furthermore, we aim to foster independent, creative and inquisitive thinkers, with a lasting love of learning.

Our School is divided into four phases (Pre-Prep, the Junior School, the Middle School and the Senior School) to reflect its evolving approach to teaching and learning, as pupils mature.

Our younger pupils benefit from being taught by a specialist Pre-Prep and Junior School teacher for most academic subjects, while from Year 5 (at the beginning of the Middle School) onwards, pupils receive specialist subject teaching in every area of the curriculum.

Our curriculum across each phase of the School includes English, Mathematics, Science, French, History, Geography, Religious Studies, Music, Drama, Art, Design and Technology, Information and Communication Technology, PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education), Physical Education and Games. Latin is taught in Year 5 onwards and Greek is offered to potential scholars in Years 7 and 8.

Our programmes of study are regularly reviewed to ensure that they take into account the changing demands of the National Curriculum; Common Entrance syllabuses; and senior school entrance examination or scholarship examination criteria. Lesson objectives are differentiated to suit pupils' existing interests, knowledge, skills and understanding, as well as the requirements of their preferred senior school destination, in Years 7 and 8.

It is important to note at this point that the educational experience offered at King's does not stop when lessons end, nor is it restricted to the classroom. On the contrary, our staff are dedicated in providing a vast array of enrichment activities. These may be in the form of many different lunch time or after-school clubs (including Coding Club, Mandarin Chinese Club and Chess Club); through the organisation of school trips to local concerts, exhibitions and sporting facilities, for example, as well as to a variety of locations abroad; or through the scheduling of talks by visiting speakers.

Pupils' performance is monitored and assessed throughout our School by teachers, Form Tutors, Heads of Department and ultimately by the Deputy Head Academic. Termly written reports, as well as consultation evenings and individually-arranged appointments, keep parents informed about their children's progress.

Further details of our curriculum are available on the departmental pages and in our prospectus.

At King's, we are extremely proud of the consistently high standard of our pupils' academic achievements. Please see the documents below, showing our leavers' senior school destinations, as well as their awards and distinctions.

Leavers' Destinations