Meg - Head of House
I have been at King’s since the start of Lower Sixth and I think King’s is special because of the teacher’s attitude towards their specific subject. I think the teachers go above and beyond for us all at King’s, giving up their lunch times to meet with us or after school to help with essays or catch up; they really do put us first. Not only this but their passion towards their subject really shines through in their lessons which I believe helps massively when it comes to learning; if they are excited about teaching their subject it actually makes you even more excited and motivated to learn smartly.
King’s has allowed me to explore deeper into my subjects with the support and fantastic knowledge of the teachers, alongside my own independent research. This is something which I believe you would get nowhere else. Having the time to do extra research and have classroom debates/chats with your teachers is a part of King’s which I think no other school would allow you to do. The relationship with your teachers is hugely important, especially when you get to Sixth Form, so being able to sit in the common room, or at form time and chat about our subjects allows your understanding and further knowledge to expand. This is an aspect of school/Sixth Form life which many other schools would not offer and would not allow time for which in effect means you lose the relationship with your teachers and your subjects more.
If you are considering Sixth Form at King’s, I would advise you to come to Open Evenings, Sixth Form events, Taster Days because it will allow you to get a feel of what King’s Sixth Form is really like – in my opinion it feels very much like a home away from home! Do talk to the teachers to find out about the subjects you may be choosing before you rush into any decisions; they will give you the best advice for you and your future goals. Don’t panic, don’t rush your decisions, just do what is best for you!
The Sixth Form at King’s has such an amazing atmosphere; it is full of laughter, hard work and great fun whilst working to achieve your best at the end of Upper Sixth. There is tea, toast, great lunches but most importantly (of course!) endless support for you and your individual needs. This is one aspect of the Sixth Form which really caught my eye when I first looked around and spoke to the teachers.
I am planning to go on to university after this final year at King’s. I will hopefully be studying Primary Education at either Leeds Beckett or York St John with my further aspirations being to specialise in special needs or to become a head of department in a school (or even both!).