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'Students feel proud of their school

and well cared for'

'King Charles is a good school that puts

students at the heart of everything it does'.

'The feedback we get in our books develops my learning

so that I can improve and get better grades'.

Year 7
September 2018

We welcome all the new parents/carers and students to our school community.


GCSE Results

King Charles I School are once again celebrating an outstanding set of GCSE results.


A Level Results

King Charles I School are once again celebrating an outstanding set of A Level results this summer as students collected their results on 17th August



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Top Facts About the New GCSEs

Courses and exams are changing to ensure that young people have the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in the 21st Century. The new GCSEs ensure that students leave school better prepared for work or further study. They cover more challenging content and are designed to match standards in the strongest performing education systems elsewhere in the world.

  1. The new GCSEs in England have a new 9 to 1 grading scale, to better differentiate between the highest performing students and distinguish clearly between the old and new exams.
  2. Grade 9 is the highest grade and will be awarded to fewer students than the current A*.

  3. The first exams in new English language, English literature and maths GCSEs were sat in summer 2017 and the rest of the new GCSEs will be rolled out over the next three years.

  4. The old and new GCSE grading scales do not directly compare but there are three points where they align, as the diagram shows:
    • The bottom of grade 7 is aligned with the bottom of grade A;
    • The bottom of grade 4 is aligned with the bottom of grade C; and
    • The bottom of grade 1 is aligned with the bottom of grade G.

  5. Although the exams will cover more challenging content, it is right that pupils are not disadvantaged simply by being the first to sit the new GCSEs. The approach used by Ofqual, the exams regulator ensures that, all things being equal, broadly the same proportion of pupils get grades 1, 4 and 7 and above in any subject, as would have got G, C or A and above respectively in the old system.

  6. The Department for Education recognises grade 4 and above as a ‘standard pass’; this is the minimum level that students need to reach in English and maths, otherwise they need to continue to study these subjects as part of their post-16 education. There is no re-take requirement for other subjects.

  7. Employers, universities and colleges will continue to set the GCSE grades they require for entry to employment or further study. We are saying to them that if you previously set grade C as your minimum requirement, then the nearest equivalent is grade 4. The old A* to G grades will remain valid for future employment or study.

  8. For measuring school performance, the Department for Education will publish the proportion of students achieving a grade 5 and above in English and maths. A grade 5 and above in English and maths is recognised as a “strong pass”, a benchmark in line with the expectations of top performing education systems around the world – this is one of the headline measures of school performance. The Department for Education will also publish the proportion of students achieving a grade 4 or above in English and maths for transparency and to enable schools to show their students’ achievements.

Latest News

March 19, 2018


In Science week, Year 7 had the opportunity to get up close and personal with some amazing animals. Zoolab bought in a range of vertebrates and invertebrates for student to handle and touch. Amongst them were the Madagascan centipede, at 15 cm long that…
March 19, 2018

Science Week - Space Centre Trip

On Friday 16th March students from year 8 and 9 rounded off a fantastic Science week with a visit to the National Space Centre in Leicester. Students had the opportunity to learn the ordeals that astronauts go through in space flight in the UKs largest…
March 19, 2018

Winter School Games

On Monday 12th February, 7 KC1 leaders organised and officiated dodgeball and New Age Kurling at the Bromsgrove School. The leaders worked with various primary school pupils with a range of abilities. It was a great event and a great day for the leaders to be…
March 16, 2018

RE Trip to Rome

On Friday 16th February, at the painful hour of 3:30am, the coach departed from King Charles I school to head to Manchester Airport, where a crowd of excited students and teachers would fly to Rome. After a quick flight, with incredible views of the snowy…

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King Charles I School
Comberton Road, Kidderminster,
Worcestershire, DY10 1XA

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