Hello from the International Team
Our International Team is committed to ensuring each and every student enrolling at college enjoys their time and develops to their full potential, gaining the best possible exam marks to ensure progression to a top university or career opportunity.
Peter Gray, Director of International Studies
Peter Gray (Director of Admissions)
Peter leads the International Team. He personally interviews every international applicant (usually via Skype) to understand their strengths, hopes and ambitions, and to answer their questions about college and living with our host families.
Peter worked for an international corporation and successfully ran his own business before entering education. He has worked at King Edward VI College for 15 years and is a very experienced teacher and A Level examiner. He has also worked for UK exam boards training other examiners. Peter co-authored one of the UK's leading revision books for Business Studies, developed an award winning website, and takes an active interest in the progress of every international student at the college. Peter and his wife have been married for 18 years, they have 3 children and lots of experience of hosting students.
Shona Currie is the Personal Tutor for all of our international students. Shona meets every week with each student and also liaises with their host families to make sure that each student enjoys a "home from home". Shona is also a very experienced and talented English Language tutor. All students meet with Shona every week for their English Language lessons. When she is not teaching or looking after student needs, Shona also arranges our cultural trips and visits for international students, such as trips to London, Stratford-upon-Avon, Liverpool, the International Offices of universities, Harry Potter World, Manchester United, and shopping trips.
Caroline Bywater leads the day-to-day organization of the office. She is available to answer your questions about the college, help organise your application papers, and arrange a Skype interview should you wish to apply. Caroline also works closely with our approved agents, helping to ensure that every student is considered as an individual. To contact Caroline email firstname.lastname@example.org
Current International Students will act as mentors and buddies once you arrive. They will show you around the campus, help you settle in and generally make sure that you're happy and settled.
King Edward's College
The college campus, in historic Stourbridge, is located in the middle of the UK, close to England’s second largest city of Birmingham, and its popular 'Chinatown' district in the centre - a great place to buy your favourite dishes. The college remains on its original site and has inspired generation after generation of learners for over 450 years.
Our College is recognised as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. Examination results have been consistently outstanding for many years and keep getting better, placing the college as one of the top performing sixth form colleges in the country.
Jenny Yang, Shanghai, China
King Edward’s has been helping students gain access to the top universities in the UK and around the world for over 450 years.
Over a third of our students accept offers from the prestigious Russell Group of universities and the number accepted by Oxford and Cambridge is increasing, due in part to the excellent strategic partnership with Cambridge University. King Edward’s acts as Central England Regional Hub for Cambridge University, ensuring that our most academic students receive excellent opportunities - in advance of their university application - to meet and work with academics and admissions tutors from both Oxford and Cambridge.
After a meeting with [a previous Vice Principal], I found out state schools were not like what people talk about. It's possible for me to go the university I want as long as I work hard. And King Ed's is in a nice small town and living with host family can help me know the country more.