We are very proud of the consistently strong public examination results achieved by our pupils, demonstrating clearly that a key priority at Mount Kelly is the fulfilment of academic potential. We combine high expectations with accurate monitoring of progress, carefully considered enrichment activities and individually tailored support to ensure that every child, across the ability range, meets and often exceeds those expectations.
In Years 7 and 8 our pupils study at the Prep and build upon the Common Entrance curriculum which is enriched and extended to encourage debate, critical thinking and the exploration of new ideas. A key focus in Year 9 is to instil good work habits that will provide a strong foundation from which to progress to GCSE.
We believe that A Levels provide the most effective route for our pupils to study at the top universities in the country. Expert support from a dedicated team of staff eases the application process to university and the majority of our pupils are accepted by their first choice institution.
The academic curriculum is strengthened and broadened by a programme of lectures, off site excursions, links with Plymouth and Exeter Universities and the opportunity to study the Extended Project Qualification. The importance of independent learning is fundamental to teaching styles throughout the School. However, in the Sixth Form, increasing independence is encouraged and the pupils learn to work autonomously whilst enjoying the safety net provided by dedicated academic staff and unrivalled pastoral care.
Academic success is central to, but only a part of, the whole picture. The stretch and challenge within the class room is augmented by our extensive co-curricular provision. Within the Sixth Form our pupils continually astound us with their capacity to achieve academically while also demonstrating the commitment to excel in such a challenging schedule of events that includes the Ten Tors Challenge, the Devizes to Westminster Canoe Marathon, the Combined Cadet Force and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.