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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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Multi Academy
Trust

I am delighted to announce that we established The Four Stones Multi Academy Trust on 1st November 2018.


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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

December 12, 2018

Cologne Trip December 2018

87 Year 8 students – and some Sixth Form students - were lucky enough to enjoy a Christmas weekend in Cologne. Students and teachers had a fantastic time experiencing the festive atmosphere of the German Christmas markets and sampling all the delicious food…
December 03, 2018
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U16 Girl's Football

The U16 girls took part in a hard fought cup match against Trinity School, Redditch. The girls played some excellent football consistently putting pressure on Trinity’s midfield. We opened the scoring with a controlled finish from Calli. Calli neatly putting…
November 30, 2018

Author Visit by Rhian Ivory

Author Visit by Rhian Ivory to Borrington November 23rd 2018 Year 7 and Year 8 enjoyed a fantastic visit from Rhian Ivory last week. Rhian is currently writing her ninth book (a career that began as part of her lesson planning as an English teacher) and has…
November 29, 2018
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Netball Year 8 Results - November 2018

Year 8's first game was against Haybridge High school on the 18th October 2018. Unfortunately, King Charles was not able to win with a final score of 5-12, however the team players tried their best and persevered until the final whistle. Chantelle Robinson…

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King Charles I School
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Worcestershire. DY10 1XA

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