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Section 1: Overview

This course is for:

  • Academically strong students who want to progress to the UK’s very best universities, including Oxford and Cambridge.
  • Students wanting to go to medical school in the UK.

Key Facts

Start Dates

  • 9 September 2019
  • 6 January 2020 (restricted subject range may apply)
  • 6 April 2020 (Extended programme only)
  • 29 June 2020 (Extended programme only)
  • 7 September 2020

Course Length:

  • Standard Two-Year programme: 2 Academic Years (6 terms)
  • One-Year programme: 1 Academic Year (3 terms)
  • Entry from Year 12: 1 Academic Year (3 terms)
  • Extended programme (for international students): up to 3 Academic Years (7-10 terms)

Section 2: Programme structure

There are six components to the A-level programme at Kings:

1. Academic subjects

Depending on your future degree course and ability, you will study three or four subjects.

2. Academic skills development

You will also have classes in Academic language, communication and study skills.

These support your general and subject-specific learning.

3. IELTS preparation

You will develop specific skills to pass the IELTS exam at the level required for university entry.

4. Academic Enrichment programme

You will have opportunities to follow a range of topics outside your main subjects.

5. Examination practice

You will have practice exams every week.

This ensure you learn the disciplines of working concisely, accurately and to precise time limits.

These practice exams also give your teachers valuable information about your progress so they can ensure lessons are relevant to your exact needs.

6. Examinations

You will have your final examinations at the end of Year 2 (or at the end of the year if you choose the One-Year programme or Entry from Year 12).

Section 3: A-levels at Kings

Exceptionally small classes

  • There are only 4 to 10 students per class at Kings.
  • This means plenty of one-to-one contact with your teacher.

Exceptional grades

Kings A-level grades are consistently well above the UK national average.

A*-A

A*-B

A*-C

Pass in modern languages

Sample Timetable

Sample academic calendar (2019-2021)

Year 1

September

October

November

December

January

  • 9th: term starts
  • Student induction
  • 21-27th half term
  • Progress tests
  • University fairs and talks
  • 13th: term ends
  • End of term exams
  • 6th: term starts

February

March

April

May

June

  • 13th-14th half term
  • Progress tests
  • University fairs
  • End of term exams
  • Progress tests
  • 6th: term starts
  • Progress tests
  • Exams
  • 12th: term ends

Year 2

September

October

November

December

January

  • 7th: term starts
  • 19th-25th half term
  • 15th October: UCAS deadline (Medicine)
  • Progress tests
  • University fairs and talks
  • 11th: term ends
  • End of term exams
  • 4th: term starts
  • 15th: UCAS deadline (other subjects)

Febuary

March

April

May

June

  • 12th-13th half term
  • Progress tests
  • 19th: term ends
  • Mock exams
  • 5th: term stats
  • Progress tests
  • Final exams
  • 11th: term ends

Thank you for your enquiry.
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The Kings Admissions Team