OPEN EVENING - Thursday 4th October 2018 6.00pm - 8.00pm

OPEN MORNING - Friday 5th October 2018 9.15am - 11.00am

For Year 7 Entry in September 2019

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Supporting Successful

Futures

'Students feel proud of their school

and are 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.



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Multi Academy
Trust

I am delighted to announce that we have been given permission to form the Four Stones MAT with Haybridge High School & Sixth Form.

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Open Evening
Thursday 4th October 2018

If you are interested in making King Charles I School your first choice for September 2019, please see the details regarding our 2018 open evening and morning.

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GCSE
Results 2018

Congratulations to all our Year 11 students on our best ever set of GCSE results.


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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

July 09, 2018

Malvern

On Monday 2nd July, 37 year 7 students left King Charles to start their residential adventure at the Malvern Outdoor Elements Centre. Students took part in a variety of outdoor challenges such as; bridges, quad pole, kayaking, climbing walls and many more.…
July 09, 2018

Multi-Lingual Festival

On Wednesday 20th June, 7 KC1 students attended a Multi-Lingual festival at the University of Worcester. The day was a fantastic celebration of the diverse range of languages taught at schools throughout Worcestershire. The day involved the students been…
July 09, 2018

Opening Doors

During the ‘Opening Doors Employer’ week, the Years 9 and 10 students had a chance to visit some of the local employers to see and hear what opportunities were available. The week started with visits to OGL and MFG solicitors. The students enjoyed…
July 09, 2018

Year 9 University of Worcester Trip

A group of year 9 students attended an experience day at the University of Worcester. They had a fantastic experience and turned their hand to activities they had never done before. They went through a series of fitness tests to see how elite athletes test…

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

More things King Charles

School day from September 2018 

From 1st September 2018 we will be amending the timings of the school day. Please click here for the new timings.

Please click here for the new bus timetable to and from Chaddesley Corbett from September 2018.


Early finish - Thursday 4th October

School will finish at 12.20pm for all year groups on Thursday 4th October. Any students who are unable to find their own way home at that time may remain in school where they will be supervised. We have rearranged the schedule for the bus to Chaddesley Corbett (operated by Kevs Cars and Coaches) and it will pick the students up from the Borrington Site at 12.30pm and the Hillgrove Site at 12.35pm.