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'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'.

Headteacher's
Welcome

Welcome to King Charles.
I hope that this website provides you with a flavour of life at our school.


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Year 7
September 2019

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



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Join ourSixth Form

Find out more about our Sixth Form, the wide range of opportunities on offer and making an application.


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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

March 15, 2019
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Year 7 Trip to Bath

On Monday 4th February, staff took 50 Year 7 pupils to Bath to visit the Roman Baths and Bath Abbey. This trip was undertaken to compliment the work they had already done in their history lessons on the Romans and the work that they would be doing on the…
March 15, 2019

London Art Galleries Visit

In February a group of key stage 5 students took the train up to London to visit the Saatchi Gallery and Tate Modern. The visit helped the year 12 students develop ideas for their personal components. Starting points were as varied as perfect/imperfect,…
March 15, 2019

Oxford University

Twelve Year 10 students visited Oxford University; Oriel College on Thursday 7th March. The students were introduced to university life, discussing the different courses that were available to them. They spent time with current Oxford students and had the…
March 15, 2019

Student Visit to Nursing Home

A visit to Herons Park nursing home & dementia unit, located in Spennells Wood, Kidderminster has enabled students to gain a greater insight into the role of the care setting. Sixth form students from King Charles School spent half a day observing the role of…

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King Charles I School
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Worcestershire. DY10 1XA

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