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Futures

'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.



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Multi Academy
Trust

The Governors have resolved to proceed with their proposal to form a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) known as the Four Stones MAT with Haybridge High School & Sixth Form from 1st September 2018.

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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, details of our 2018 open evening and morning will be posted to our website in early September. 

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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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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

May 14, 2018

Oxford University

On the 9th May, the Y9 and 10 scholars programme students attended their graduation ceremony at Oxford University. The students all successfully achieved 2.2s and above. A special congratulations needs to be made to Juliet Martin an Alex Tyler who both…
May 14, 2018

Bristol University

Our Year 7 and Year 8 students attended Bristol University as part of the launch to their scholars programme. This was the first time the students had visited a University, they walked around the grounds, visited the library and contributed to a master class…
May 10, 2018

Tri Golf Leadership Event

On Friday 4th May, 17 students from King Charles led various golf-based activities to local primary school children from the Kidderminster and Wolverley area. Over 80 primary school students attended the event along with 40 leaders from KC1 and Wolverley High…
April 26, 2018
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Birmingham University

Students from Y13 Chemistry went to Birmingham University on 24th April to enjoy a lecture held by the Royal Society of Chemistry. The students were given guidance in physical chemistry by Dr Maryjane Tremayne. The lecture focused on common errors seen in the…

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

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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.