The Sixth Form at King Edward's is focused on getting students into the top Universities in the country - Oxford, Cambridge, Russell Group, 1994 Group and the Times Top 50 Universities: Durham, Leeds, Manchester, LSE, Imperial College, Bristol, Exeter, Sheffield. Many of our students go on to successes in our regional Universities - Leeds, Sheffield, Nottingham and Loughbourgh but we also excel in sending students to Medicine and Veterinary Science courses.
All students study three A Levels over two years as well as Cambridge University's Pre-U course in Global Perspectives in Year 12 and the Pre-U Extended Research Project in Year 13.
The Pre-U provides an excellent vehicle for the discussion of a range of topics to stimulate discussion around faith, ideology, freedom, democracy, and ethics. The Pre-U is the equivalent of an A Level and accepted by the vast majority of Russell Group universities. Since we introduced it in 2012 we have seen more and more universities include the Pre-U in their offers. It is now common for students to receive multiple offers e.g. AAA or AA and a D1 in Pre-U.
Our A Level curriculum is therefore focused primarily on the facilitator subjects recognised by these Universities to ensure our students have the best competitive advantage when applying to these Universities whilst the Pre-U course is specifically designed by Cambridge University to teach students the key skills they will need to be successful undergraduates.
In addition we also have a range of enrichment subjects that pupils may take if they are not interested in pursuing an academic career at these Universities. Full details of our courses can be found on the Sixth Form page.
Each year over 95% of our students successfully achieve their University place - the remainder generally have a gap year before going on to Higher Education.
A First Class Sixth Form College environment with all of the benefits of a leading Grammar School.