Sixth Form Admissions
Applications to Sixth Form, for 2020 entry, open on Friday 25th October 2019.
To achieve entry into the Sixth Form in September 2020 prospective entrants, both from KE Handsworth and other schools, must achieve a minimum of 6 GCSEs at grade 6 or above, which would include an English & Mathematics. GCSE Grades 7, 8 or 9 are expected in the subjects pupils wish to continue to study at A-level, (A Level Religious Studies may be chosen without a GCSE in Religious Studies.) and there are specific requirements for new subjects.
For Economics – a 7 in Mathematics
For Politics – a 7 in one of History or English (Language or Literature)
For Psychology – a 7 in any one of: English (Language or Literature), Mathematics, a Humanity (History, Geography, RS) or a Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Computer Science, or Combined Science)
Please see the Sixth Form Subject pages (from the Sixth Form tab above) for information about individual subjects
There is no need for KE Handsworth students to complete an application form or attend an interview. They are supported in their A level subject choices with a one to one meeting in the Spring Term with a member of the Senior Leadership Team. During these meetings, discussions will take place about future plans.
For applicants from other schools, the admissions process will begin with the submission of your application, which can be found here. We will accept applications from October 25th 2019 to January 17th 2020. This process enables us to make the most informed decision regarding your potential to thrive within our highly academically-orientated environment. The next stage of our process involves a one to one meeting with a member of the Senior Leadership Team. The content of this meeting will be primarily academic but there will be an opportunity to communicate your wider interests and to ask questions regarding any aspect of Sixth Form life at King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls. Any offers made to students from other schools will be conditional and dependent on the applicant meeting our entry requirements.
Before commencing studies here in the Sixth Form, we provide a number of induction opportunities to support your transition from Year 11 to Sixth Form study at our school. The focus for this will be the provision of effective strategies aimed at ‘bridging the gap’ between GCSE and A level. You will also receive support and guidance from a range of speakers including a university admissions tutor to help you to start off your A level studies in the right way and ensure that you are doing the right things to make a successful application to a top destination.
Sixth Form study habits are developed in your first term through your Extended Project Qualification lessons, greatly benefiting you in making the transition to independent learning.
If you have accepted an offer of a place please use this form to let us know your GCSE grades.
After Results Day, if you believe you have met the requirements for a place to study with us but have not previously had contact with the School, please use the web link in the red banner on the schools home page stating what you would like to study and attach a copy of your results. Responses to these enquiries will be made in the following week.
We look forward to hearing from you.