Academics

Kingsmead College senior schoolTrue to the ethos of Kingsmead College, our Academic Programme is tailored to the needs of each girl. The passionate and dedicated staff provide academic leadership and support to girls from diverse academic backgrounds making us all the more proud of the fact that we consistently produce results among the best in the country in the IEB (Independent Examinations Board) NSC (National Senior Certificate) examinations.

Kingsmead does not distinguish acceptance purely on an academic level but rather seeks to nurture every pupil in a way that allows them to reach their potential. The key structures to the Academic Programme are the focus on research and thinking skills. Several school projects and research essays are developed around these two cornerstones in Grades 8 – 11. This develops an enquiring mind which positions the girls with the best opportunity to achieving academic success.

The IEB NSC exams are widely recognised internationally and have contributed to many of our girls being accepted directly into such prestigious international Universities as University of Edinburgh and St Andrews University and many of them have subsequently gone on to achieve academic success at Oxford University. Indeed, Kingsmead Old Girls have explored further tertiary educational opportunities in Australia, Scotland, England, the United States of America.

Piers Cruickshanks

Director Of Academics