Sixth Form Admissions

Applications to Sixth Form are now open for 2018 entry.

To achieve entry into the sixth form in September 2018 prospective entrants, both from KE Handsworth and other schools, must achieve 6 GCSEs at grade B/6 or above, which would include English & Mathematics.  A*/A/7/8/9 grades are expected in the subjects pupils wish to study at A level; however, subject to availability of places on specific courses a B/6 grade may be considered.

Click here for the 2018 admissions policy.

Click here for the 2019 admissions policy.

KE Handsworth students 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. There is no need for KE Handsworth students to complete an application from or attend an interview.

For applicants from other schools, this process will begin with the submission of your application form. Application forms can be downloaded from the links on this page. The closing date for applications is Monday 31st December 2018. 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 King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls. The focus for this process will be the provision of effective strategies aimed at ‘bridging the gap’ between GCSE and A level. This process includes 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 EPQ induction lessons, greatly benefiting you in making the transition to independent learning.

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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