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A Global Education

For 190 years, The King’s School has been committed to equipping young men of character with a well-rounded education so they could go on to make a positive impact for the good of society. It is through this commitment that Kingsmen become Global Thought Leaders who are positive contributors to our world.

Global Thought Leaders must be connected to the global community and assume a sense of responsibility for the greater good of society. To be a School that shapes such leaders involves a commitment to providing rich and unique opportunities.

For 15 years, The Preparatory School has been one of a small selection of NSW schools to offer the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP). Four years ago, Tudor House followed suit, gaining its PYP accreditation which perfectly complements the learning adventure that is Tudor House.

Now all three campuses hold a position on the global education map, with the Senior School approved to commence the authorisation process to become an International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) School.

The IBDP approach to learning and teaching allows students to develop transferable, lifelong skills and attributes such as critical thinking, international mindedness, creativity, agency, and resilience. The Primary Years Programme focuses on inquiry-based learning to challenge and engage students to be lifelong learners.

Global Thought Leadership at King’s is based on the values of collaboration, compassion and empathy. Becoming an International Baccalaureate (IB) registered School is another opportunity to reinforce these values within the School community.

Around the world, leading corporations are searching for prospective leaders with a keen sense of global awareness. To be globally aware is to have a deep and broad perspective on economics, the environment, human rights and political structures. The internationally minded student of today will lead the world of tomorrow.

What will the King’s education look like with the inclusion of the IBDP? The School is aware of and embraces the diversity of its cohorts, which is why offering multiple pathways for students is a strong strategic commitment by the School. Becoming an IB-accredited school gives students three pathways towards graduation. From 2025, Year 11 and Year 12 students will have the option of following one of three pathways including Industry Pathway (VET), National/State University Pathway (HSC), or Global University Pathway (IBDP). Multiple pathways will ensure all Kingsmen, regardless of interests and abilities, will leave school with relevant and valuable credentials to secure future study and career opportunities.

The IBDP has a diverse and rigorous pattern of study that provides an excellent foundation for higher education on a global scale. The HSC pathway at King’s will continue to have a broad offering of subject choices to meet vast skills and interests and provide national university opportunities for King’s graduates. The Industry Pathway allows students to graduate with industry credentials that can be achieved alongside an ATAR.

The School will continue to work collaboratively with students and families to ensure boys select suitable pathways to support every individual in achieving the best outcome.

The King’s global approach to education is about far more than just a student’s end results. It is about embedding universal values in the minds and hearts of all Kingsmen so they can contribute positively and meaningfully to the future world.

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