In addition to the academic scholarships that many pupils sit, King’s Hall undertakes Common Entrance.
Common Entrance can be viewed as a mini set of GCSEs; a thorough exam for each subject that covers what pupils have learnt over the previous 2-3 years. The exams are marked independently and act as a passport to your chosen senior school, allowing you to keep your options open.
At King’s Hall we believe that there are a number of benefits to Common Entrance:
•It motivates both staff and pupils
•The results are used for setting ensuring the best start to pupils’ senior school life
•The process helps pupils to understand how to manage a revision timetable and find the most effective revision techniques for them
•Future exams, particularly GCSEs, feel more manageable and less daunting
•The exams consolidate learning and provide a springboard for the next stage of education
•Our experience shows that pupils undertaking Common Entrance do better at GCSE
•It improves confidence and self-belief
While most pupils choose to continue their education at King’s College, there are a number of other schools which pupils move on to. Recent destinations include Bryanston, Harrow, Radley and Sherborne. The headmaster would be delighted to advise you on senior schools.