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The King’s academic education is designed to encompass both depth and breadth.

Built upon historic foundations and supported by the extensive co-curriculum and strong pastoral care, the developing individual is taken out into the wider world locally, nationally and globally. Moreover, education means perpetual learning as time goes by, not restricted by examination curriculum.
As we move into the 21st century, new technologies from ‘big data’ to artificial intelligence are providing exciting opportunities for pedagogy. Our task is to develop and deliver a curriculum that is relevant to our children’s future while building on strong values rooted in the past.

Learning at King’s is a dynamic experience both inside the classroom and outside. Our teaching aims to develop autonomy and positive motivation among our students. The purpose of our learning is not simply to pass examinations, but to prepare our children for a future of decision making and achievement.

All aspects of our new school, from the way we use the outside to the non-classroom spaces within the main buildings, have been designed to aid and support learning.

A King’s education provides very much a modern STEAM environment, embracing science, technology and mathematics with the arts, and encouraging all round personal development. Robotics, space and the environment will feature heavily as we look to recognise the strengths of modern day Shenzhen, and the need for modern day transferable skills, but we shall also encourage our students to share with us in the ‘beauty and joy of learning’ for its own sake.

Core skills of enquiry and creativity

Among the emerging skills listed in the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report (2018) were Analytical Thinking and Innovation, Creativity, Originality and Initiative, and Complex Problem Solving. They are all very important parts of a King’s approach to education.

Our approach is rooted in three ancient pillars of real knowledge: grammar, logic and rhetoric. These can be interpreted in a modern way as:

This approach of active enquiry is accompanied by an emphasis on creativity. Creativity is not just for the arts. Top universities and employers seek creativity among their students and management teams. It is central to progress in mathematics and the sciences. It encourages people to think beyond the obvious and discover new things. It is essential to what we are as human beings. It is a crucial feature of a King’s approach to education.

Curriculum

Pre-Prep

Universities

On leaving school, King’s students study a great variety of subjects at the world’s top universities. Though we expect to increase this range with our graduates from Shenzhen, currently the most popular UK destinations are:

London (UCL, KCL, LSE, Imperial College, Royal Holloway)
Edinburgh
Cambridge
Durham
Oxford
Bristol
Exeter
Manchester
Warwick
Leeds
Nottingham

In addition, about 20 King’s leavers head for America each year, often on scholarships, and this number is increasing. Others head for elsewhere in the world.
King’s always provides a great deal of help and advice for students heading for university. Our Shenzhen campus will benefit from the many years of experience, resources and knowledge available from Canterbury.

Learning at King’s is a dynamic experience both inside the classroom and outside. Our teaching aims to develop autonomy and positive motivation among our students. The purpose of our learning is not simply to pass examinations, but to prepare our children for a future of decision making and achievement.

All aspects of our new school, from the way we use the outside to the non-classroom spaces within the main buildings, have been designed to aid and support learning.

A King’s education provides very much a modern STEAM environment, embracing science, technology and mathematics with the arts, and encouraging all round personal development. Robotics, space and the environment will feature heavily as we look to recognise the strengths of modern day Shenzhen, and the need for modern day transferable skills, but we shall also encourage our students to share with us in the ‘beauty and joy of learning’ for its own sake.

Core skills of enquiry and creativity

Among the emerging skills listed in the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report (2018) were Analytical Thinking and Innovation, Creativity, Originality and Initiative, and Complex Problem Solving. They are all very important parts of a King’s approach to education.

Our approach is rooted in three ancient pillars of real knowledge: grammar, logic and rhetoric. These can be interpreted in a modern way as:

This approach of active enquiry is accompanied by an emphasis on creativity. Creativity is not just for the arts. Top universities and employers seek creativity among their students and management teams. It is central to progress in mathematics and the sciences. It encourages people to think beyond the obvious and discover new things. It is essential to what we are as human beings. It is a crucial feature of a King’s approach to education.

Curriculum

Pre-Prep

Universities

On leaving school, King’s students study a great variety of subjects at the world’s top universities. Though we expect to increase this range with our graduates from Shenzhen, currently the most popular UK destinations are:

London (UCL, KCL, LSE, Imperial College, Royal Holloway)
Edinburgh
Cambridge
Durham
Oxford
Bristol
Exeter
Manchester
Warwick
Leeds
Nottingham

In addition, about 20 King’s leavers head for America each year, often on scholarships, and this number is increasing. Others head for elsewhere in the world.
King’s always provides a great deal of help and advice for students heading for university. Our Shenzhen campus will benefit from the many years of experience, resources and knowledge available from Canterbury.

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