Sixth Form Admissions

Applications to Sixth Form, for 2019 entry, open on November 8th 2018.

To achieve entry into the Sixth Form in September 2019 prospective entrants, both from KE Handsworth and other schools, must achieve a minimum of 6 GCSEs at grade 6 or above, which would include English & Mathematics. Grades 7, 8 or 9 are expected in the subjects pupils wish to study at A-level; however, subject to availability of places on specific courses, a grade 6 may be considered.

Click here for the 2019 admissions policy.

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 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 form. We are moving to an online application for 2019, and the application form can be found here. We will accept applications from November 8th 2018 to January 24th 2019. 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. The opportunities include a residential visit in September for all Year 12 students to Nottingham University where you will be engaged in a variety of activities. 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 university.

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.

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 email stating what you would like to study and attach a copy of your results and a member of our Senior Leadership Team (SLT) will get back to you.

Should you require further information, please contact the Sixth Form team on Tel: 0121 554 2342 or email:

We look forward to hearing from you.

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