Our Courses





Why study Fine Art?

This course offers the opportunity to develop personal art work, exploring and responding to ideas in practical, critical and contextual forms. It promotes investigation, experimentation and self-expression and encourages creative risk-taking and problem solving. It provides the foundation for further study of Art and Design at University and the gateway to exciting careers in the Creative Industries. Studying Art as part of a broader A Level programme provides a sound subject balance and evidence of creative thinking which is highly valued in many different career pathways.

More about A-Level Fine Art



Why study Biology?

Studying biology allows students to understand life at all levels; from the small molecules inside cells to appreciating how to prevent disease in whole organisms, to understanding how organisms interact in the natural environment.

Biology is also at the leading edge of scientific discovery and with that comes an appreciation of preclinical and clinical research and the debates that arise from such studies.

More about A-Level Biology


Business Studies

Why study Business Studies?

Business Studies will provide an exciting insight into the dynamic world of business, giving the basic skills needed to produce a business plan and manage a company. You will learn of the importance of marketing, how to identify, target and satisfy customers and how to motivate people to maximise output. You will learn about the financial implications of business decisions and how to calculate profit, forecast cash-flow and analyse accounts. You will also study business from a global perspective, the role of multinationals in society and the growth of India and China as global powers. Students will use a mix of theory, case studies and class discussion to analyse and solve problems.

More about A-Level Business Studies



Why study Chemistry?

Chemistry is a vibrant and exciting subject. It is involved in everything around us - from the making of new materials to understanding biological systems, from the food we eat to the medicines which keep us healthy, and from the quality of the water we drink to keeping the air we breathe pure. The chemical and allied industries - fuels, pharmaceuticals, fragrances - are the most important manufacturing industries to the UK economy, recording trade surpluses of more than £4 billion each year. The industries employ large numbers of chemists in research, development, sales, marketing and management and a chemistry A-level will allow you to pursue a career in any of these areas and other besides, as a facilitating subject for many Higher Education courses.

More about A-Level Chemistry


Classical Civilisations

Why study Classical Civilisations?

Classical Civilisation is a varied and fascinating subject. It gives you the opportunity to study the culture and literature of the Greek and Roman world, reading the works of famous authors such as Homer, Virgil, Euripides and Sophocles in English translation. You will learn about the history, politics, philosophy and lithology of the ancient world through ancient theatre, art, oratory and epic.

More about A-Level Classical Civilisations


Computer Science

Why study Computer Science?

The course is not about learning to use tools or just training in a programming language. Instead the emphasis is on computational thinking. Computational thinking is a kind of reasoning used by both humans and machines. Thinking computationally is an important life skill. Thinking computationally means using abstraction and decomposition. The study of computation is about what can be computed and how to compute it. Computer Science involves questions that have the potential to change how we view the world.

More about A-Level Computer Science


Design Technology

Why study Design Technology?

The 2 year A Level Product Design course helps students take a broad view of Design and Technology, develop their capacity to design and make products and appreciate the complex relations between design, materials, manufacture and marketing.

The new specification retains much of the content of the previous A Level Specification and continues to provide students with the opportunity to produce portfolios of design work as well as design and make a product.

The course has 50% coursework in order to recognise the importance of practical work within the subject. 15% of the course will assess maths skills, highlighting the importance of this skill within the area of technology.

More about A-Level Design Technology



Why study Drama?

“Theatre is a form of knowledge; it should and can also be a means of transforming society. Theatre can help us build our future, rather than just waiting for it.” – Augusto Boal.

The study of Drama and Theatre provides an opportunity to develop communication, performing and theoretical skills within a context of creativity and reflection. You will extend your skills in both the understanding of Drama and Theatre and the analysis of performance and production. You will be involved with a wide range of practical and theoretical tasks and take part in a variety of workshops developing expressive and performance skills. You will engage with live theatre and develop an understanding of the craft involved with performing to a live audience. You will need to have a real commitment to the study of Drama and have an excitement for live performance.

More about A-Level Drama



Why study Economics?

Would we be better off staying in the EU? Why did we experience the great crash of 2008 and why has recovery been so slow? Why do petrol prices keep rising and falling? Why does the government provide free education for people up to 18? Should we worry about the growth of China, like Trump? Why is the government in so much debt? Why is there so much inequality? Why are cigarettes and alcohol taxed so heavily? Whose fault is all the plastic in the oceans, and what can be done about it?

Studying Economics provides answers to many of these types of questions. It is at the heart of many decisions in our modern world. If you wish to learn how the UK and global economic systems work, this subject will be great for you.

More about A-Level Economics


English Language

Why study English Language?

Have you ever thought about the way that a lot of things you read, write or hear are designed to influence the way you think and feel? Do you ever write or say things which you know represent people, places or things in ways that are not necessarily true? Do you know how, and why, we do this? And how this use of language is often linked to the power we hold – or our lack of it – in certain situations. If these questions interest you, then English Language is for you. In addition, we look at the history of our language, how our language changes according to the social groups we are in and how we learn to speak, read and write it as a young child. Learn to speak more powerfully, write more confidently and read more astutely.

More about A-Level English Language


English Literature

Why study English Literature?

English Literature is one of the most prestigious A Levels, and indeed university degrees. It is highly valued by Russell Group universities when A Level students are applying for places, and regarded as a ‘facilitating subject’.

The OCR English Literature course is challenging, exciting and varied, covering a mix of modern and classic literature from a range of genres.

Reading is a window into the world around us; it feeds the imagination and inspires us to think about the world in a new way.

Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms. -Angela Carter

Literature teaches students how to read carefully and think critically; it teaches students to sharpen their analytical skills and explore connections with other texts, theories and historical events. Succeeding at A Level Literature shows that you can handle complex ideas, search for patterns and interpret information in a wider context. You will also develop your planning and research skills as well as gain knowledge of history, culture, philosophy and even human behaviour.

More about A-Level English Literature


Extended Project Qualification

Why study Extended Project Qualification?

The EPQ is an opportunity to complete a project researching any topic about which you have an interest and a passion for discovering more. Projects typically take the form of a 5000-word essay, and there is also an option to produce an ‘artefact’ with a shorter written report. An artefact can be an object, work of art or model, or it could be an experience, event or process. Whatever you choose, the EPQ is a unique opportunity to investigate an area of your choice.

More about A-Level Extended Project Qualification


Film Studies

Why study Film Studies?

When we sit down to watch a film, we can be transported anywhere. Film is an art form which has the power to change the way its audience views the world. Indeed, in a society in which 85% of adults watch at least one film every three months, it is clear to see that film matters. A Level Film Studies will enable you to develop a greater appreciation of different genres of film and to understand the history of film. It will also allow you to develop a critical approach to analysing film and relate films to the social and cultural contexts in which they exist.

More about A-Level Film Studies



Why study Geography?

There has never been a better or more important time to study geography. With growing interest in issues such as climate change, migration, environmental degradation and social cohesion, geography is one of the most relevant courses you could choose to study. Geographers are also highly employable.

Whatever your passion for the world - fascination with landscapes or concerns about inequality - geography will provide you with knowledge and transferable skills that will reward you personally and advance you professionally.

More about A-Level Geography


Government and Politics

Why study Government and Politics?

We do not always like politicians and the things that governments do... But the business of politics touches every aspect of our lives. Whilst we might criticise governments for some of their policies, it has to be better than having no government at all. Society just would not function without an elected body to decide, say, what taxes will be levied, how those taxes will be spent on things like health and education or how the country will be defended. But no matter whether government makes you feel angry or reassured, it is worth having a knowledge of how the whole process of an elected government works.

More about A-Level Government and Politics



Why study Graphics?

This course offers the opportunity to develop communication skills within the creative arts – using both text and image together – either to promote a product, educate and inform. It promotes investigation, experimentation and self-expression and encourages creative risk-taking and problem solving. It provides the foundation for further study of Graphic Communication at University and the gateway to exciting careers in the Creative Industries. Studying Graphics as part of a broader A Level programme provides a sound subject balance and evidence of creative thinking which is highly valued in many different career pathways.

More about A-Level Graphics


BTEC Health and Social Care

Why study Health and Social Care?

This course covers the key knowledge and practical skills required in the health and social care sector. The BTEC Level 3 offers an engaging programme for those students who are clear that health and social care is the area of employment that they wish to enter and pursue.

‘One person caring about another represents life’s greatest value’-- Jim Rohn

The course can be studied at two levels, either the subsidiary diploma which is equivalent to one A-level or the Diploma which is equivalent to two A-levels. Both are two year courses with the full diploma requiring you to choose the double option block.

More about A-Level Health and Social Care



Why study History?

Historical events are what has shaped society worldwide into what it is today. Take the Magna Carta as a case in point. Signed in 1215, it was a charter which covered topics like taxes and citizen’s rights. But it didn’t exist in isolation. The Magna Carta wouldn’t have happened without the Norman conquest of 1066.

There is also a direct line between the Magna Carta and the United States constitution which was signed in 1787, and of course the US Constitution is a role model for governance even today. Appreciating diversity, the GCE History course has been designed to help you understand the value and significance of world events in the past. In the process you’ll gain a deeper understanding of social, cultural, religious and ethnic diversity. Knowing how people lived in the past helps to understand why people act as they do today.

More about A-Level History



Why study IT?

Edexcel BTEC Level 3 IT provides a solid foundation of knowledge, understanding and skills that are needed to prepare target driven and focused individuals for future studies or employment. The course is spread over two years and on successful completion you will be able to review progress onto further education or enter employment in a multitude of IT subject areas. This course leads to a qualification equivalent to one full A-Level.

More about A-Level IT



Why study Latin?

Latin will appeal to those with an interest in classical history and civilisation; it requires an analytical mind, linguistic ability and a flair for literature.

The classical world is a fascinating place. Reading literature in the original language allows you to appreciate its beauty and the extent of its influence on the modern world. Universities and employers are always impressed by students who have studied Latin as it teaches you to think logically and to solve problems.

More about A-Level Latin



Why study Mathematics?

Mathematics at A Level is a course worth studying in its own right. It is challenging but interesting. It builds on work you will have met at GCSE but also included new ideas that some of the greatest minds of the last millennium have produced. It serves as very useful support for many other qualifications as well as being a sought after qualification for the workplace and courses in Higher Education.

More about A-Level Mathematics


Further Mathematics

Why study Further Mathematics?

Students taking Further Mathematics overwhelmingly find it to be an enjoyable, rewarding, stimulating and empowering experience. It is a challenging qualification, which both extends and deepens your knowledge and understanding beyond the standard A2 Mathematics. For someone who enjoys mathematics, it provides a challenge and a chance to explore new and/or more sophisticated mathematical concepts.

As well as new learning new areas of pure mathematics you will study further applications of mathematics in mechanics, statistics and decision mathematics.

More about A-Level Further Mathematics


Media Studies

Why study Media Studies?

"I absolutely, in fact, increasingly believe in the crucial importance of media studies: they should be at the very heart of any educational system which claims to equip its citizens to deal with the complexities of life in the 21st century”, (Lord David Puttnam).

Media plays an increasingly important role in shaping all of our lives in contemporary Britain – every time you watch TV, read a newspaper or magazine, search online, play a game on your smartphone or even glance up at a poster on the side of a bus, you are engaging with some form of media. All of these media texts communicate some kind of message to an audience. Therefore, it is becoming increasingly important to be able to understand and interpret all of these messages in order to make informed decisions as citizens. Media Studies is, therefore, not just a valuable and engaging subject to study at A Level, but also helps to prepare you for adult life in the 21st century.

More about A-Level Media Studies



Why study MFL?

An ‘A’ Level in a MFL builds upon the linguistic skills and vocabulary gained during your GCSE course. Upon completion of the course, students feel that their language skills are at a sufficient level to be able to converse in various situations in the target language. A level course will enable you to understand language delivered at a native pace.

The course draws upon areas of study and interest from a variety of different subjects. You will find that you will be able to discuss issues similar to how you do in other subjects, but in a MFL!

More about A-Level French

More about A-Level Spanish


Music and Music Technology

Why study Music and Music Technology?

This course develops the skills needed for a career in this field, although many of the skills such as creative thinking, problem solving and teamwork are vital skills in today’s workplace across the board.

The course is a Subsidiary Diploma run by the Rockschool exam board, which is worth slightly more than one full A level. Unlike Level 3 vocational courses run at other specialist music colleges on the island, this course can be combined with two other A levels to give students more options. Students complete a number of units, which at Level 3 can be largely tailored to the individual student and his/her aims and interests, including all aspects of music from performance to composition and music business. It can also be focused on music technology so making professional sounding studio recordings from scratch and music production using a range of software. If taking the performance option, students will also take part in regular performances to improve their stagecraft and confidence.

Christ the King has modern, newly build facilities and staff highly experienced in teaching music and music technology at Level 3, with a strong background of results.

More about A-Level Music and Music Technology



Why study PEARL?

Have you ever thought about life’s bigger questions and where we might get our values from? Do you ever think about if religious belief has an idea to answering the questions whether there is a God or not? This course aims to challenge each of us in our own current understandings of religious identity and moral ethics. We investigate hard hitting topics that are so often seen in the media today, such as whether miracles can happen, how animals should be treated, is it ever right to end one’s life to save another. We also look at a wide range of thinking with regards to whether we can prove that God can exist or not. This course is one that will move us forward in our beliefs, whatever they may be, giving us greater abilities to support our thinking.

When thinking academically, the Russel group of top universities has made it clear that Religious Studies A level provides suitable preparation for University generally. Philosophy, Ethics and Religious Literature (PEARL) is suitable for many careers such as law, nursing, travel, advertising, human resources, diplomacy, publishing, journalism, the media, politics and teaching (University of Kent online). This means that those who study A Level PEARL are more likely to gain admission to study at the top universities. Be reassured that at Christ the King College our students usually achieve consistently high year on year, making it one of the most successful A Levels the College delivers.

More about A-Level PEARL



Why study Photography?

This course offers the opportunity to develop personal photographic study, exploring and responding to ideas in practical, critical and contextual forms. It promotes investigation, experimentation and self-expression and encourages creative risk-taking and problem solving. It provides the foundation for further study at University and the gateway to exciting careers in the Creative Industries. Studying Photography as part of a broader A Level programme provides a sound subject balance and evidence of creative thinking which is highly valued in many different career pathways.

More about A-Level Photography



Why study Physics?

A-level Physics allows students to develop their problem solving skills and deepen their understanding of the physical process in the world around them. Physics is a facilitating subject for Higher Education courses and will give students an advantage in many varied careers, including those in engineering, computer science and all biomedical courses.

More about A-Level Physics



Why study Psychology?

The mind is something intangible that exists within us. Is it an unseen process of enzymes, chemicals and electric current moving within the structure of our neural networks which dictates the way we feel, think and behave the way we do; or is it more? Ever wondered how we obtain phobias? Or, why some people conform? Or perhaps if the experiences you had before the age of five really do shape the person you are today? A-level psychology will give you an understanding of the way people think and why people behave in certain ways.

It is a science with cutting edge research that has real world applications to issues in everyday life, ranging from things like artificial intelligence to social change. Psychology has links with many disciplines including biological, computer and forensic science as well as humanities such as sociology, philosophy, anthropology and even literature. It involves study of theory, empirical evidence and practical applications.

This mix of disciplines helps to make psychology such a fascinating subject.

More about A-Level Psychology



Why study Sociology?

This qualification offers an engaging and effective introduction to Sociology. Society and how it functions is becoming more complex. Students examine these complexities on both a local and a global level. This enables a broad sense of the issues that are prevalent in many different cultures and societal groups. Alongside increased awareness of other societies, students will begin to examine, analyse and apply sociological explanations for reasons of why, and how different societies behave and respond as they do.

More about A-Level Sociology


BTEC Sport

Why study National Sports?

BTECs create a fundamentally learner-centred approach to the curriculum, with a flexible, unit- based structure where knowledge can be applied in different types of project-based assessments.

They focus on the holistic development of the practical, interpersonal and thinking skills required to be able to succeed in employment and higher education.

More about A-Level BTEC National Sports


Sixth Form Photo Montage