Academic life

The senior school academic programme aims to combine breadth of academic study with a co-curricular programme of exceptional range and diversity. In the fourth form (Year 9) pupils are offered the traditional range of academic subjects, but with substantial enrichment. All pupils study English, Mathematics, the three sciences and French to GCSE or IGCSE. They choose their remaining subjects from a wide range of options within the humanities, languages, and creative/performing arts.

The co-curricular programme provides an exciting counterpoint to this academic programme. In addition to their games afternoon, all pupils participate in a programme of activities and sports on Friday afternoon.

The middle school (years 9-11) programme helps prepare pupils for studying a choice of either A levels or the International Baccalaureate diploma (IB) in the sixth form. A levels enable pupils to focus on their four chosen subjects while the IB ensures that pupils further develop their core skills in English, Mathematics, languages, and science, whilst allowing them also to pursue options in areas of strong personal interest. Both are popular routes for our pupils and at King's both make an ideal preparation for university and working life.

In 2015 A levels and GCSEs will begin to go through a number of national reforms. A presentation on this subject was delivered at the head master's parents' forum in November 2014 and is available below:

King's College School

Southside, Wimbledon Common,

London SW19 4TT

Senior school

Telephone: 020 8255 5300


Absence line: 020 8255 5303

Junior school

Telephone: 020 8255 5335