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Total learning at Kings London

Acceptance by the best UK universities requires more than just good grades.

At Kings, we ensure that you will have the skills which will make you attractive to your preferred universities, and beyond that, to future employers. We do this not only through class-based learning, but also through the many enrichment opportunities that help broaden your knowledge and skillset. All whilst enhancing your overall experience.

You can read more about what leading universities look for aside from grades.

Kings London students at the Natural History Museum, on an art residential trip and at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.

Top 10 skills desired by employers in 2020

A survey conducted by the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council identified the following as the top 10 skills employers look for in job applicants:

  • Critical thinking
  • Complex problem solving
  • Creativity
  • People management
  • Coordinating with others
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Judgement and decision-making
  • Service orientation
  • Negotiation skills
  • Cognitive flexibility

Below, you will find a list of enhancement activities we run at Kings London and how they help you develop one or more of these top 10 skills. Activities vary by term and our students' interests.

Also, you can find updated calendars of Enrichment activities on the Kings Hub.

Group of Kings London students who took part in the college's Christmas production of a Shakespeare play.

Duke of Edinburgh AwardDuke of Edinburgh's Award

This is an extracurricular initiative undertaken by thousands of British students every year. It provides a unique opportunity to take part in new activities, expeditions and volunteering.
Complex problem solving  Coordinating with others Emotional intelligence
Judgement and decision-making Service orientation

Student Council

There is a Student Council in place at each of our schools, which gives students the opportunity to relay student views to staff on a variety of topics. It also gives members the chance to organise in-college events, such as fundraising activities and end-of-year proms.
People management Coordinating with others Emotional intelligence Judgement and decision-making Service orientation Negotiation skills

Kings Business Enterprise

This is a great opportunity for you to learn from visiting business experts about running your own business. You can form your own company selling real products and services, issue shares and appoint key people.
People management Coordinating with others Emotional intelligence Judgement and decision-making Service orientation Negotiation skills

Trinity Arts Award

The Trinity Arts Award is a nationally recognised certificate offering the opportunity to explore areas of the Arts, and to develop skills useful in your studies and university application.
Critical thinking Creativity Coordinating with others Emotional intelligence

EPQ (Extended Project Qualification)

The EPQ is equivalent to half an A-level. All A-level students may take an extended project as a freestanding qualification, and although the choice of topic is free, they must show that it is academically useful, either related to their current course of study, or their future career.
Critical thinking Creativity Cognitive flexibility

Debating Society

All students at Kings have the opportunity to train and participate in debating and public speaking activities, including internal and external competitions. 
Critical thinking Emotional intelligence Negotiation skills Cognitive flexibility

Sports and fitness clubs

You’ll have the opportunity to take part in a range of sports. Whether you want to play just for fun, or would like to join a College team, there’s something for everyone. Our students enjoy yoga, running football, basketball, salsa dancing on a regular basis. They can also do fitness with personal trainers.
Complex problem solving Coordinating with others Emotional intelligence

Creative clubs (e.g. performing art/ photography/textiles/guitar)

Creative clubs are open to all students at Kings, irrespective of the focus of their academic studies. Often they enable participants to learn an entirely new hobby or skill. We consistently offer Art club, Film club, Origami club.
Creativity Coordinating with others Emotional intelligence

Academic clubs (e.g. maths/science in the news/current affairs)

Academic clubs are a great way for students to supplement their in-class learning in more relaxed environments. We offer the Kings' Workshop, where we discuss varied topics such as mindfulness and personal development; business and current affairs.
Critical thinking Complex problem solving Coordinating with others Emotional intelligence Judgement and decision-making Cognitive flexibility

Work experience and volunteering

Valuable work experience, shadowing and projects enable deeper understanding of professional practice and enhances university applications. We offer work experience opportunities with companies such as Apple and Barclays Eagle Labs, giving insight into many areas of these worldwide brands. Experience in other specialist areas, such as medicine, is also facilitated.
Complex problem solving Coordinating with others Emotional intelligence Judgement and decision-making Service orientation

Educational visits

As part of your course, we organise regular educational visits to help your learning come alive. Typical examples include local businesses, law courts, exhibitions, galleries, historical sites, field trips and university departments.
Coordinating with others Emotional intelligence

Lecture programme

There is a regular programme of lectures after lessons which cover a variety of topics of general academic, linguistic or cultural interest.
Critical thinking Cognitive flexibility

 

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