Our curriculum philosophy is to offer a very broad, but balanced, first-class education. Our curriculum enables all girls to make tangible progress from one stage of their education to the next, allowing them to develop their individual strengths, talents and passions. We regularly review and update our curriculum both to meet the evolving needs of our girls and to incorporate the best of national educational developments. We provide opportunities to stimulate and challenge the most able both within the classroom environment as well as through the extensive range of enrichment opportunities including extended projects and national competitions. Encouraging girls to enjoy taking ownership of their own learning is one of the major curriculum aims of the school as a whole and as such there are a number of whole school initiatives to foster this including the Widening Horizons Initiative for year 9 girls as well as the AQA Level 2 and Level 3 extended projects for year 10 and sixth form students.
We offer enrichment GCSE Astronomy as well as an additional language course in Mandarin. Girls in the 6th form are also able to study YASS modules and we operate a programme of research seminars where students present academic research papers to a panel of invited guests including academics, teachers and fellow students.
We have a member of staff with specific responsibility for guiding the scholarship pathways of girls from year 10 onwards. Our aim is to further stimulate the intellectual curiosity of girls with individually tailored reading lists and one to one discussions relating to academic interests.
All of the girls at KEHS are very able; we are however always looking to challenge the most able girls through appropriate teaching and learning approaches and diverse and stimulating extra-curricular and enrichment opportunities. The ethos of the school is one whereby we want all girls to develop a love of learning and respect for the life of the intellect that will continue throughout their lives as well as achieving highly in public examinations.