Please find below information of interest for Inspectors.

Curriculum Information

Full curriculum information can be found under our Learning page (internal link) along the top menu.

Key Stage 3

Kingdown School aims to build on the knowledge, understanding and skills that students have developed in their primary school. Our aim is to develop

  • Successful learners who make progress and achieve
  • Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
  • Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society

Full information on our Key Stage 3 Curriculum:

Key Stage 4

The transition from Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 4 is one of the most important steps in a student’s school career. At the end of Year 11 students will obtain results measured against national standards that will determine their future pathway. The curriculum they follow and the subjects they choose are therefore vital in ensuring that they are as successful as they can be.

At Kingdown School, we have a very varied curriculum model that meets the needs of all learners of all abilities.

Full information on our Key Stage 4 Curriculum:

Key Stage 5

The Sixth Form team is in place to lead, advise and support Years 12 and 13. This is an exciting time for all students and staff alike: we will be maintaining high standards, but at the same time developing and raising the profile of the Sixth Form as a centre of excellence within our school community.

Full information on our Key Stage 5 Curriculum:

Results

Our exam results are excellent and continue to improve. In 2016, our Key Stage 4 students achieved an Attainment 8 score of 52.5 and a Progress 8 score of 0.29. At Key Stage 5, our Progress score was 0.03 with a 99.2% pass rate.

Key Stage 4

Kingdown School is extremely proud of the GCSE results that have been achieved in 2017. Thanks to the hard work of the students and staff and the support of parents we have achieved an Attainment 8 score of 48.3pts and a Progress 8 score of 0.16.

As a school, we are very proud of each and every one of our students and wish them all well as they embark on their next stage of education or training.

Under the new school measures our results are:

  • A progress 8 score of +0.16
  • An attainment 8 score of 48.3pts
  • 69% achieved 9 to 4 in English and mathematics
  • 15% achieved the EBacc

Key Stage 5

The A level class of 2017 have achieved a fantastic set of results which reflect their tremendous hard work, and, the dedication and commitment of our staff.

Our average point score per entry was 35.4 which is between a B and C grade (B = 40 points, C = 30 points). Of particular note were our ‘Applied General’ (BTEC and Cambridge Technical) results, where the average grade obtained was 39.4.

These students are an exceptional group of young people who have significantly contributed to the life of our school.

We are very proud of their achievements and wish them every happiness and success in their future lives.

  • The pass rate is 100.0%
  • The average point score per student is 113.4
  • The average point score per entry is 35.4
  • 47.4% of entries are at A*/A/B grade
  • 23.6% of entries are at A*/A grade

SEN Information

The progress of students at Kingdown with SEND is a high priority.  We offer a wide range of interventions to support students identified as having additional needs.  For more information on this see our school SEND Information Report below.

Safeguarding Documents

Key information on safeguarding at Kingdown School:

Equality Information

Key information on equality at Kingdown School:

Attendance

Key information on Attendance at Kingdown School:

Exclusion Data

We have not had any permanent exclusions in 2013, 2014, 2015 or 2016.

SEF

A summary document of the Kingdown School Self Evaluation Document for 2016-17.

Marking Policy

All students should know the level at which they are working and what they need to do to improve and make progress.

Global Learning

Kingdown School organises many trips helping students to become global citizens.  Please have a look at the global learning activities that Kingdown School have been involved in.