Academic life in King's Magna
Children in King’s Magna are encouraged to quickly improve their skills and knowledge across the full range of subjects, so that they understand the areas that are of most interest to them and which they may begin to think about making into a foundation for their future careers.
Preparation for GCSE study is a key component and the academic focus is an essential ingredient of a King’s Magna education, but we are also keen to see students developing stronger skills through practical subjects and the extensive extra-curricular activity programme, so that students develop a wider ability that will be necessary for a successful career.
King’s Magna develops an enthusiasm for learning that provides a solid platform for study in the College or Faculty, and an understanding within students of their strengths, weaknesses and ambitions so that they can make wise choices for the future.
In Year 6, students are taught by their class teacher, with specialist teachers for French, music, physical education, design technology and art and design.
In Year 7, students are taught in ability groups for the core subjects of English, mathematics and science, and by specialist teachers. Specialist teachingcontinues in modern foreign languages, physical education, design technology and art.
In Year 8 and 9, all subjects are taught by specialist teachers. Our aim is to provide a curriculum which responds to the needs of our students and is seen as providing the skills necessary to progress successfully to the next stage. In order to achieve this, the curriculum is constantly evolving.