Super curiculum

International Project Qualification – In addition to AS and A Level studies, students may decide to embark upon an International Project Qualification (IPQ). This is an extended research project conducted over the course of Year 12, with the aid of a supervisor. The final project, along with a research log, is submitted to the examination board for assessment. If passed, the student is awarded a grade from A – E. An International Project Qualification (IPQ) is highly regarded by universities around the world as it demonstrates a student’s independence, research ability, leadership, and other academic skills valued in Higher Education.


These additional life skills provide further substance for a student’s university application. Each student will receive a Certificate of Recognition through our own KH8 Diploma.

  • Preparing students for university life

  • Providing guidance to their future careers

  • Coaching and mentoring students in their studies

  • Personal well-being through fitness and healthy eating

  • Philosophical thought in ‘big question’ debates to raise self-awareness

  • Sustainable communities through advocacy, service and charitable work

  • Cultural understanding through discussions from our diverse student and parent community

KH8 Diploma – This is an aspirational concept, borne from wanting to formalise the highly sought after skills and qualifications more and more universities are seeking from students. We hope all students will aspire to gain this prestigious award.

The requirements for being awarded the KH8 Diploma are:

  • Completion of three A Levels
  • Completion of an International Research Project (IPQ)
  • Evidence of taking part in Super-Curricular Activities - these are activities that take part outside of school, lectures, workshops, podcasts, careers fairs.
  • Leadership and service within the school community, examples include; Student Leadership roles, House Captain, Sports Captain, Student Council Representative, leading on CCA's, delivering assemblies, PSHE or taking a lead within an academic subject area.)