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At Kensington Park School Lower School, we deliver a modern curriculum for students aged 11 to 16. Our students benefit from a dynamic and holistic approach to learning, making use of the latest technology to maximise learning outcomes.

Students joining the Lower School in Years 7, 8 or 9 study a broad curriculum including English, mathematics, sciences, modern foreign languages (including Mandarin Chinese), geography, history, classical civilisation and religious studies as well as art, design & technology, computing, PE, Games, drama and music.

In Year 9, GCSE subjects are selected for study in Years 10 and 11. Students will typically study 9 or 10 subjects at GCSE level. Alongside a core curriculum of English, mathematics, and science, students select from a broad range of subjects.

After completing their GCSEs, students continue to study in our Sixth Form where they further narrow down their subject choices on the A-Level programme.

Our broad-ranging and modern curriculum is complemented by our innovative co-curricular programme and tech-rich learning environment. All students in KPS Lower School have access to a personal device which allows them to engage, interact with, and connect to the wider learning community. We have a purpose-built theatre with state-of-the-art lighting and sound facilities, as well as fully equipped music and computer science rooms. Students and parents are also able to access a multitude of learning and co-curricular resources via Firefly, a collaborative online platform which can be accessed at home as well as on-site.


Years 7 & 8
  • Core Curriculum: English, Mathematics, Science
  • Humanities: Geography, History, Religious Education
  • Languages: French, Latin, Mandarin
  • Arts and Computing: Art, Computing, Drama, Music
  • Games, Physical Education, PSHE
  • Core Curriculum: Biology, Chemistry, English, Mathematics, Physics
  • Humanities: Geography, History, Religious Education
  • Languages (students choose three from the following GCSE subjects): Classical Civilisation, French, Latin, Mandarin, Spanish
  • Computing
  • Arts (students choose two from the following GCSE subjects): Art, Drama, Music
  • Games, Physical Education, PSHE
Year 10 & 11
  • Core Curriculum: English Language and Literature, Mathematics
  • Science (students choose three or four from the following GCSE subjects): Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics
  • Compulsory language (students choose one from the following GCSE subjects): French, Mandarin, Spanish
  • Students choose two or three from the following GCSE subjects: Art, Classical Civilisation, Drama, French, Geography, History, Latin, Mandarin, Music, Physical Education, Religious Studies, Spanish
  • Games, PSHE (non-examined subjects)

GCSE Options Booklet

"Pupils are confident, self-assured and successful learners. Their strong appetite for learning has a positive impact on the progress they make. They engage in discussions and debates readily, and show respect for different points of view." 

Ofsted report 2018

Lower School

Kensington Park School (Years 7-11),
40-44 Bark Place,
W2 4AT

Tel: +44 (0)20 7616 4400

Sixth Form

Kensington Park School Sixth Form,
59 Queen's Gate,
South Kensington, London,

Tel: +44 (0)20 7225 0577

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