Contextual Information for Universities

Contextual Information for Universities

King Edward VI College is a sixth form college with over 2200 students from a wide and diverse geographical area. This includes rural areas of Worcestershire, Shropshire and Staffordshire and urban areas of Birmingham and the Black Country (containing a large proportion of students from socially deprived backgrounds).


The college offers 39 A level subjects and a small number of applied general qualifications. All students start a programme of study which includes three A levels or their equivalent. Students follow a two year programme and do not sit AS levels at the end of the first year.

Admissions Policy

The college welcomes students aged 16-18 who achieve a minimum entry requirement of six GCSEs at grade 5 or higher.

Financial Support

In 2022-23 17.5% of the student population were in receipt of free school meals or other financial support.

University Destinations

In 2022-23, 69.3% of leavers progressed directly to university; 27.2% of these progressed to the Sutton top 30 most selective higher education institutions.