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A heady brew of opportunities encourages girls to develop passions outside the classroom – and they do so with gusto. We could barely keep up with all the programme names rolling off the tongues of staff and pupils. Inspire, the academic enrichment programme, warrants its own glossy brochure of academic societies. Owen James recently spoke on the war in Afghanistan. ‘Drives me mad,’ sighs the head about the lingering perception of King’s as an exam factory. Parents say…

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Entrance examinations consist of: 11: Maths, English, VR including interviews. 13: Maths, English & a Modern Language paper (usually French). 16: Minimum of 6 A-Cs and interviews.

No past papers given.

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Since 2021, Dr Stephen Burley, previously deputy head academic for four years. ‘Unashamedly academic’ and clearly proud of his English lit degree from ULC, MPhil medieval and romantic literature from St Catherine’s College, Oxford (where he was also a tutor for admissions) and PhD in the literary, political, philosophical and religious culture of the late 18th and early 19th centuries from Queen Mary, University of London.

First foray into teaching was university lecturing - ‘but it’s not the same when you don’t have daily contact with your students.’ Not that he did his PGCE for any other reason than ‘to travel,’ he smiles impishly – and he did indeed start his teaching career in Bogotá. Back in the UK, he started out as an English teacher and resident tutor in a...

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Please note: Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

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