The Senior years at Kingswood House offer a unique, forward-thinking brand of education for boys and girls through to GCSE. As well as a strong academic platform, our students benefit from a carefully-constructed programme of all-round learning that will equip them with the tools to successfully continue their journey into further education or employment.
Mr Sukhdeo – Assistant Head, Head of Seniors
Kingswood House prides itself on having a supportive environment in which each individual can achieve his, or her, potential and feel valued. This philosophy remains of paramount importance in our Senior Years. We passionately believe that every boy or girl is entitled to an inspirational learning environment and our small class sizes, enhanced by a wonderful form tutor system, ensure that this aim is universally achieved.
The GCSE syllabus commences in Year 9 with assessments in the spring term of Year 8, following which options are determined for the next three years. At this time, there is a GCSE Options Information Meeting for Year 8 parents when all Heads of Department talk through the demands of the course, and discuss each pupil’s suitability for their subject, in order that an informed decision can be reached.
Our eminent, holistic commitment enables every member of staff to draw upon their deep-rooted experience in order to better understand, nurture and guide each pupil in their care, yielding a steady growth in independence and self-esteem. These two factors propagate significant academic progress, relative to each child’s ability, as well as equitable mental health and well-being. Our record of academic and pastoral success is documented in outstanding recent ISI Inspectorate reports and recent GCSE statistics of value-added; our inclusive ethos and genuine ambition for each pupil are consistently highlighted as fundamental strengths of the school.
The Senior Years at KHS incorporate an innovative life-skills programme which equips our boys and girls with a team ethic fit for the 21st century.