About the Business

Kings was founded in Bournemouth 60 years ago by Frederick King, with Kings London opening in Beckenham in 1966. Mr King’s vision was to promote better global understanding through education in the post-war landscape. These values and ethos continue at Kings today.

The world is developing at an increasingly fast pace and on an international scale. Global trade links, the internet and communication through social media are ever more important and international travel more readily accessible. It is therefore important that students are prepared to communicate, study, live and work with a global outlook.

At Kings, our role is to deliver relevant opportunities to prepare students to thrive on a global scale. Every year we welcome students from the local area and across the world, equipping them with knowledge and transferable skills and enabling them to win places at the most prestigious universities and sought-after degrees. We are very proud of our students’ achievements and their progression to further studies at leading universities.

As a small independent college, we are able to provide individual study plans with flexibility on course duration (one and two-year options), entry dates (September and January) and the number of subjects studied (one to four subjects at A-level). We have built a reputation for the quality of our student support and the outcomes our students achieve.

Contact us and see how we can help you achieve your ambitions.

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GCSEs at Kings London

GCSE courses at Kings are defined by a highly intensive, highly personalised structure to ensure effective and efficient learning.

Very small classes are combined with a supportive, friendly college environment to ensure that individual progress, development of subject knowledge and transferable skills are maximised.

At Kings London we offer an accelerated one-year GCSE programme with subjects that include Art, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Mathematics and Physics.

We also provide programmes to allow students to resit or retake GCSE subjects where they haven't realised their full potential and have narrowly missed the required grades for progression.


Art and Design Foundation and Preparation Programmes

The Kings Art and Design Foundation programme provides students with the knowledge, skills and understanding of creative development and practice required by leading arts universities.

At Kings London we offer a one-year programme starting in September, an intensive January-start option and an extended programme of art preparation of 1, 2 or 3 terms to provide opportunities for experimentation and development of skills and creativity.

Students will explore a range of core concepts and methodologies, and experiment with a range of materials and techniques, to find solutions to communicate their concepts and ideas through creative practice. They will develop their communication and study skills to equip them for the application process and studies at university.

Students will realise and exhibit a final project, which will form the centrepiece of their portfolio for application to degree. Progress to wherever your imagination takes you

Specialist elective pathways include: Animation, Architecture, Fashion, Fine Art, Game Design, Interior Design, Product Design, Textile Design Degree options are limitless. Students have recently progressed to study degrees in: Advertising, Architecture, Book Making, Design, Embroidery, Fashion, Fashion Illustration, Fine Art, Garden Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Installation Art, Interior Design, Jewellery Design, Landscape Design, Packaging Design, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textile Design.


Year 12 transfers

With the changes created through A-level reforms, some students may not have the opportunity to use AS qualifications as an indicator of performance through their A-levels and may be concerned about achieving their university ambitions. Internal school assessments are important and can be a key indication of potential final A-levels grades. However, they may not always hold the same gravitas as AS qualifications, particularly with the development of more universities making early unconditional offers to year 12 students.
In addition, some schools may restrict students’ progression between Year 12 and Year 13.
There is still time to seek advice and explore the range of options available. Our academic team can provide expert guidance and support for students who are concerned about their progress, subjects or university progression. This may include the possibility of transferring at Year 12 and/or changing one or more subjects.
A Level Programmes

We offer both the traditional two-year A-level with September and January start dates, and an accelerated, intensive one-year option, subject to availability.

The one-year options are designed to cater for students who are looking for an intensive course for one of the following reasons: to resit or retake subjects in which they have previously missed their full potential, to transfer from other programmes such as the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, to add a further subject where a student has not met the pre-requisite subject requirements for their chosen degree.

All A-levels are taught in very small classes of just 4-10 students to maximise teacher contact and interaction time with students. A-level subjects The selection of A-levels is a key issue for our students. Our aim is to provide a range of subjects which offer our students the maximum flexibility for progression to leading universities and degrees.

Our academic and UCAS teams liaise closely with admissions tutors to ensure we have a detailed understanding of university entrance requirements and preferred subjects. Our provision is informed by these discussions and has the facilitating subjects, as defined by the Russell Group, at its core.

A-level Reforms have added a new dimension to A-level decision making. Individual learning plans are discussed and agreed with every student, including consideration over the number of subjects taken and the value of sitting AS exams in the first year. Each student’s progress is carefully monitored throughout their time at Kings.

Art and Design, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Chinese, Economics, English Literature, Geography, Government and Politics, History, Mathematics / Further Mathematics, Modern Languages, Physics, Psychology.

We are also able to offer additional subjects, depending on demand and availability. Please contact us to discuss your specific interests.


Emma Schlesinger - Development Manager

07485973801 Brighton, East Sussex Email

I work at Kings Colleges as the Development Manager. If you have any questions about any of our four colleges and options for studying with us then please do get in contact. 



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25 Beckenham Road

Beckenham, BR3 4PR
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