“We are not an exam factory!”
Kent College is not a selective school, but the outcomes of our approach to the curriculum are very strong in terms of academic results. We are not an
exam factory! The care and attention given to the individual is key. With small class sizes, a wide range of academic clinics, frequency of marking
and reporting, and close attention to the individual in class, we aim to allow every student to achieve their potential… and beyond.
“The pre-Sixth sets a foundation for the Sixth form”
Our Pre-Sixth form year for international students is a fantastic learning opportunity whether they intend to stay in the UK for Sixth form studies or
not. This year-long course sets a foundation for the SIxth form, and is now extremely well-established at Kent College. Students are fully integrated
into all aspects of life at school while studying for 5 GCSE exams. Subjects are chosen to give students the greatest flexibility for whatever they
choose to do afterwards – whether studying for the International Baccalaureate or A level at Kent College, or continuing their studies elsewhere.
“Advice for life after school starts early”
We start thinking about life after school early on! Careers lessons and meetings form part of the curriculum throughout the school, with particular
focus on careers advice, university applications and other post-school pathways in the SIxth form. We offer a wide-ranging programme for university
application, ensuring that students are supported through all aspects of the process whether they are applying for study in the UK or overseas.
“The International Study Centre offers a sliding scale of support”
Our International Study Centre is in the centre of the school! That means our international students are integrated into school life – in the boarding
houses, tutor groups and extra-curricular activities. At the same time, it allows students to access a sliding scale of support depending on their level
of English. Their progress is continually tracked and monitored, so that staff can assess how and when students should move into the mainstream academic
life of the school.
For more detailed information about all aspects of the curriculum at Kent College please see the individual pages on the website.