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Sixth Form

Sixth Form Information

The majority of our Year 11 students stay on to study A-levels here with us at King Edward's, but at the same time we also welcome a large number of students from other schools.


Based in Norton Lodge, our sixth-form centre offers a separate suite consisting of study centres, and careers and higher education expertise. Students are also supported with crucial mentoring and welfare support to help them make the transition not just to A-level but to prepare them for university and independence.


Students join us and study for three A-levels.  We offer over twenty different courses, ranging across the traditional mathematics, sciences, English and humanities through to theatre studies, art, photography and media studies and everything in between.


In addition to this we encourage leadership in our community and we place a high value on all of our sixth-formers making a contribution towards enrichment either through participation in or organisation and leadership of activities and events for the sixth form and the wider school community.  Leaving the sixth form without engaging in this part of the life of the school is to have missed out on a central part of the school's ethos and on some important personal development opportunities.


Finally, as part of preparing students for university study all students follow the Cambridge University Pre-U qualification (an A-level equivalent).  This course is one of the key reasons why our students often gain their first-choice university and stand out from the crowd when applying to competitive degree courses.  The Pre-U runs from September of Year 12 through to the Autumn Term of Year 13.  The final 5000-word research project is linked closely to each student’s areas of interest and helps to support their UCAS application in a way that no other activity or separate qualification can.  


We are a friendly, welcoming and experienced team, both in the sixth-form centre itself and across the expert staff who will teach you.  We look forward to welcoming you into our community.


Michael Aicken                                 

Director of Sixth Form

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