Courses at Kings Bournemouth

Both A-levels and GCSE courses at Kings are defined by a highly intensive, highly personalised structure to ensure effective and efficient learning.

Very small classes are combined with a supportive, friendly college environment to ensure that individual progress, development of subject knowledge and transferable skills are maximised.

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A-levels at Kings

Key facts

Start dates: 9 September 2019

Minimum age: 16

Standard: 2 Academic Years (6 terms). Accelerated: 1 Academic year (3 terms), September start only

Lessons: Average 20-25 hours per week (plus homework and private study)

Class size range: 4-10 students

Tuition fees:
Standard: £14,900 per year
Accelerated (1 year):
1 A-level subject: £6,025 per year
2 A-level subjects: £12,050 per year
3 A-level subjects: £14,900 per year

Fast-track one-year or traditional two-year A-level

We offer both the traditional two-year A-level with September and January start dates, and an accelerated, intensive one-year option, subject to availability.

Preparing for Oxbridge

At Kings, our aim is always to help students realise their full potential. For some, this will include ambitions to progress to the world-renowned and highly selective universities of Oxford and Cambridge.

Our team of experienced experts support students throughout the application process, utilising their specialist knowledge of the whole process and requirements. Contact us to learn how we can support you with your Oxbridge application.

Preparing for Medical School

Medicine is one of the most demanding, rewarding and important paths a person can follow. By following a career in the medical profession, be it Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry, or a related field, you will be making a daily, active difference to the quality and longevity of lives and therefore playing a crucial role in society. It is therefore not surprising that only the most able and committed people achieve this goal.

Kings students are supported to fully understand the range of opportunities and prepare for those they are most interested in. We have developed a carefully planned programme to support students with the ambition of pursuing careers in medicine and allied professions. Contact us to learn how we can support you with your application to Medical School.

Year 12 transfers

With the changes created through A-level reforms, some students may not have the opportunity to use AS qualifications as an indicator of performance through their A-levels and may be concerned about achieving their university ambitions. Internal school assessments are important and can be a key indication of potential final A-levels grades. However, they may not always hold the same gravitas as AS qualifications, particularly with the development of more universities making early unconditional offers to year 12 students.

In addition, some schools may restrict students' progression between Year 12 and Year 13.

There is still time to seek advice and explore the range of options available. Our academic team can provide expert guidance and support for students who are concerned about their progress, subjects or university progression. This may include the possibility of transferring at Year 12 and/or changing one or more subjects.

Resits and retakes

The one-year options are designed to cater for students who are looking for an intensive course for one of the following reasons: to resit or retake subjects in which they have previously missed their full potential, to transfer from other programmes such as the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, to add a further subject where a student has not met the pre-requisite subject requirements for their chosen degree.

4-10 per class

All A-levels are taught in very small classes of just 4-10 students to maximise teacher contact and interaction time with students.

A-level subjects

The selection of A-levels is a key issue for our students. Our aim is to provide a range of subjects which offer our students the maximum flexibility for progression to leading universities and degrees. Our academic and UCAS teams liaise closely with admissions tutors to ensure we have a detailed understanding of university entrance requirements and preferred subjects. Our provision is informed by these discussions and has the facilitating subjects, as defined by the Russell Group, at its core.

A-level Reforms have added a new dimension to A-level decision making. Individual learning plans are discussed and agreed with every student, including consideration over the number of subjects taken and the value of sitting AS exams in the first year. Each student’s progress is carefully monitored throughout their time at Kings.

  • Art and Design
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Economics
  • English Literature
  • Geography
  • Government and Politics
  • History
  • Mathematics/ Further Mathematics
  • Modern Languages
  • Physics
  • Psychology

We offer all students the opportunity to pursue the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). To learn more about the EPQ read our News Article: Adding value with the EPQ at Kings.

We are also able to offer additional subjects, depending on demand and availability. Please contact us to discuss your specific interests.

For some guidance on choosing subjects, see our News article: Choosing your A-level Subjects.

Success and university progression

We are proud of the A-level results achieved by our students and celebrate each success with them. Some examples of the broad range of subjects our students are reading at the UK’s leading university after studying with us can be found on the Next Step: University page.

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GCSEs at Kings

At Kings Bournemouth we offer both a standards two-year and an accelerated one-year GCSE programme with subjects that include Art, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Mathematics and Physics.

Resits and retakes

We also provide programmes to allow students to resit or retake GCSE subjects where they haven't realised their full potential and have narrowly missed the required grades for progression.

Key facts

Start dates: 9 September 2019

Minimum age: 14

Standard: 2 Academic years (6 terms) 
Accelerated: 1 Academic year (3 terms)

Lessons: Average 20-25 hours per week (plus homework and private study)

Class size range: 4-10 students

Tuition fees: £14,900 per year

Learning outcomes:

  • Gain subject knowledge in preparation for A-levels
  • Develop study skills required at Sixth Form level

Course structure

Main academic subjects:

  • Mathematics: 6 lessons per week
  • English: 6–8 lessons per week
  • Study Skills: 2 lessons per week
  • Sciences: 9-12 lessons per week
  • ICT: 4–6 lessons per week
  • Economics: 6 lessons per week
  • Art: 5–6 lessons per week

Enrichment programme subjects:

  • PSHE and Citizenship: 2 lessons per week
  • Physical Education: 2 lessons per week
  • Creative Arts: 2 lessons per week

For a list of enrichment activities go to Total learning

Sample enrichment activities

  • Production of Shakespeare's plays
  • Annual three-day residential learning and cultural excursion
  • Duke of Edinburgh's Award
  • Trinity Arts Award
  • Debating society
  • Performing Arts Society
  • Astronomy Club
  • UK Maths Challenge
  • Paper Craft Club
  • Photography Society
  • Current Affairs and News Club

Mentoring for under 16s


  • Full supervision during college hours Monday – Friday
  • Welfare Counsellors
  • Half-termly reports
  • Separate Student and Parents' Portals
  • Regular contact with parents on request

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Kings Bournemouth
58 Braidley Road
Bournemouth BH2 6LD

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