Academic care at The Kingsley School is as outstanding as the pastoral care for which we are well known.
Kingsley accepts bright girls who are full of potential, keen to learn and who want to succeed. Many students achieve better in a small, caring environment where every girl is treated as an individual. At Kingsley girls are names not numbers.
Girls achieve their potential and in many cases exceed their own expectations. Staff know girls well so are able to tailor teaching techniques and personalise learning to encourage self-belief.
The many extracurricular opportunities on offer at Kingsley boost confidence and girls thrive during their time at the school, which has a positive effect on academic success. In a small school more girls get more opportunities and our policy is to have an inclusive approach to all activities.
Kingsley’s motto “Esse Quam Videri” – be what you seem to be or be true to yourself – is more than three motivational words in Latin. It captures the ethos at Kingsley which encourages, supports and enables girls to achieve their academic best in as stress-free an environment as is possible and where learning is fun and fulfilling.
A Level Results 2016
Students are again celebrating the enormous diversity of university courses, college destinations and careers that their strong A-Level & Cambridge Technical examination results have secured them.
A Level grades (Including Cambridge Technicals) are being celebrated; almost a quarter of passes were at A* - A and almost three quarters at A* to C, with students now preparing to take up a wealth of opportunities at some of the best universities to study a wide range of subjects.
Amongst the strong results are;
- Students taking places at UEA to study Medicine, Durham University studying Mathematics and Bath University studying Natural Sciences
- Saskia Beasley, studying Law at Liverpool University, with Grades A*,A,A, who has an Army scholarship to Sandhurst thereafter
- Helen Freer, Head Girl, Grades AAB, studying Nursing at Kings College London
- Ursula Duffin, studying Biomedical Science at Essex University
- Ellie Carter with AAB, studying Psychology at Cardiff University
- Annie Hill with an unconditional offer to study English Language at Reading University
- Annamica Sidhu-Sanghera with an unconditional offer to study Economics & Management at Aston University
- Lizzie Essex – pursuing a Fashion & Retail Apprenticeship at Harrods
- Others are going to take up places in teacher training and the world class Norland Nanny course.
Head Teacher, Ms Heather Owens, says: “Yet again, I am delighted with the girls’ academic success; this year our strong results have prepared our students for life, adopting Kingsley’s ‘can do’ ethos they are making enormously diverse life choices”.
Each year almost every girl in the Upper Sixth is successful in securing a place at their first choice university.
Examples of places gained in recent years include:
- Aeronautics and Astronautics at Southampton
- Veterinary Science at Nottingham and the Royal Veterinary College
- Medicine at Bristol and Keele
- Mathematics at Oxford and Exeter
- Medieval and Modern Languages and Classical Studies at Cambridge
- Theology at Durham
- Chemistry at Edinburgh
- Biochemistry at Bristol
- Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge
- History and English at Exeter
- Midwifery at Kings College London
- Art at Chelsea School of Art and design
- Music at Birmingham Conservatoire
- Early Years Development and Learning at Norland College
- Geography at Durham and Cambridge
- English at Cardiff and Lancaster
- New York University
- The University of British Columbia
Kingsley students regularly attain the highest degree classifications with many going on to study for Masters Degrees and some to achieve awards at doctoral level. A smaller proportion of students choose to take more vocational courses and go straight from the Sixth Form into the world of work.
GCSE Exam Results 2016
Nearly 50% of entries achieved A*-A grades, with over 80% achieving A*-B and 98% achieving 5 A-C GCSEs.
Of the many individual success stories:
- Lizzie Westley from Oxfordshire achieved 12 A*s and 1 B
- Isabelle Rhodes from Southam achieved 10 A*s and 1 A
- Annabel Stock from Warwick achieved 8 A*s and 1 A
- Grace Beckwith from Stratford-upon-Avon achieved 7 A*, 3 As and 1 C grade
- Tanya Saunders from Leamington Spa achieved 6 A*s, 5 As and 1 B
- Tilly Owen from Leamington Spa achieved 3 A*s, 7 As and 1 B
- Amy Newcombe from Pillerton Hersey, Warwick achieved 1 A*, 8 As, 1 B and 1 C
- Ambe Reid from Leamington Spa achieved 2 A*s and 8 As and 1 B
- Lottie Wright from Stratford-upon-Avon achieved 2 A*s, 4 As and 3 Bs
- Amy Rattigan from Coventry achieved 1 A*, 7 As and 1 B
- Ellie Sinclair from Leamington Spa achieved 2 A*s, 6 As and 1 B
- Sophia Godfrey from Leamington Spa achieved 6 A*s, 3 As and 2 B grades
Head teacher, Ms Heather Owens, is delighted with this year’s results, which continue the school’s trend of consistently achieving top grades at GCSE. She says:
“I am again immensely proud of all the girls and their teachers who have achieved such outstanding results today. Kingsley’s supportive environment and the girls' strong work ethic has resulted in this outstanding performance. The results show the exceptional progress girls make at Kingsley and they should all be proud of their fantastic achievements.”