Kings Monkton’s sixth form in Cardiff has opened the doors of a brand new facility, ahead of predicted growth in pupil numbers at the school, which has already been named as the fastest growing independent school in the UK by the ISA.
Management at Kings Monkton are seeing pupil numbers increase following the announcement of the school’s new co-curriculum set to roll out in September.
The new curriculum, inspired by the International Baccalaureate, incorporates four ‘learning pathways’ of natural sciences, business and law, education and humanities, and creative arts. It has been designed to thoroughly prepare students for a career in a chosen field.
Head of Kings Monkton’s sixth form Abi Price said: ‘Our sixth form has been going from strength to strength since its launch. The results we’ve seen so far have been truly outstanding and we are confident that we can attribute them to the commitment, enthusiasm, and passion of our pupils and teachers alike. This is a very exciting chapter in the continuing development of our offering for our sixth formers.’
Alongside the new curriculum structure, the school will extend its A-level offering to include 17 additional subjects. Students joining the new sixth-form cohort in September will be able to choose from a range of new subjects including global perspectives; criminology; applied medical sciences and performing arts
Principal, Paul Norton said: ‘The new sixth-form building is another step forward in our mission to continually build upon the already excellent standards and facilities here at King’s Monkton.
‘As a school, we will always strive to lead from the front, pioneering new curriculums and creative, immersive teaching methods. This, combined with our dedication to make sure our pupils are always receiving a first class education. We look forward to welcoming a new cohort of A-level pupils to our school this September.’