A 'can do' culture is promoted throughout Kingsthorpe College. Our curriculum nurtures confident, creative and independent learners who have the knowledge and skills to respond to the world around them and aspire to have rewarding careers.


British values at Kingsthorpe College

The College takes every opportunity to promote British Values, defined by the government. In actively promoting British Values, we also focus on, and are able to show, how our work with students is effective in embedding fundamental British values.



Key Stage 3

All students at Key Stage 3 receive a thorough grounding in the core subjects of English, Maths and Science and the amount of time allocated in the curriculum reflects this.

  • Art
  • History
  • Geography
  • Languages
  • Design Technology
  • Textiles
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • ICT
  • Music
  • PE
  • Religious education

The curriculum also focuses on developing literacy, numeracy skills and core learning skills like working in a team, creative thinking and problem solving.

Key Stage 4

The key stage 4 curriculum allows students to personalise their learning and choose subjects best suited to their aptitudes and ability. There are several curriculum pathways available to students which cater to their academic needs. Kingsthorpe offers a range of English Baccalaureate GCSEs, Vocational BTEC qualifications and a variety of other GCSE to ensure each and every student can engage with and enjoy their lessons.

A full description of the key stage 4 curriculum can be viewed by reading our Year 9 Option Booklet.

Key Stage 5

The Sixth Form at Kingsthorpe College offers many opportunities to all students as they move through the crucial stage from GCSE’s and compulsory education to University and the world of work.

A wide range of courses are offered across many levels of ability. At present over 30 courses are offered.

There are a range of courses that match the learning styles of our students. This includes purely examination subjects for those who excel in formal assessed situations and purely course work subjects for those who prefer researching and developing finished portfolio pieces. We also have a variety of courses that have a mixture of both.

A detailed overview of the Key Stage 5 Curriculum offered is available in the Post-16 Prospectus.

We welcome applications from external students.

Last updated: 13 Nov 2017