Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about the admissions process…
Are offers made on a first come, first served basis?
All applications made between Wednesday 27 September 2023 and Wednesday 28 February 2024 will receive equal consideration for a conditional offer.
Once we are in receipt of a fully completed application we will make a decision on your application.
Our decision will be communicated to you via email, using the email address provided on your application. We aim to communicate our decision within ten working days of your application being submitted to the college.
I’ve missed your Open Events, will there be another opportunity to visit King Ed’s?
If you were unable to attend the Open Events in October, the college admissions team are holding a limited number of group tours of the college campus.
You will be able to ask the admissions team any questions you may have about college life and view the campus. There will sadly not be an opportunity to speak to subject teachers during the Campus Tour.
You can book your space on a tour by clicking here. Tours will depart promptly at the start time specified.
Tickets are limited to 2 per household. Unfortunately there is no on-site parking available, however there are public car parks available nearby within Stourbridge town centre. If you are a blue badge holder, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can organise on-site parking for you.
If you would prefer to visit us for a single household tour, please email email@example.com. We can discuss your requirements before finding a mutually convenient date and time for you to visit.
Where do I get my student predicted grades from?
Your student predicted grades that you enter on your application are what you believe you will achieve when GCSE results are published in August. You could formulate your student predicted grades using the following documents :
- Official school predicted grades
- School report
- Mock exam results
- Ongoing classwork grades
We would suggest formulating your best possible (but realistic) scenario and inputting this into your application. If you have a rigorous and robust revision programme scheduled and you believe you can move from, for instance, a grade 5 to a grade 6 in a given subject then it is okay to list that grade.
We do not request copies of reports or predicted grade from you or your current school.
Will I be accepted?
Conditional offers – stating specified grades – are made to applicants whom the college believes have the potential to most benefit from a place, based on their application form and personal statement.
Each year we are contacted by students who wish they had applied but chose not to ahead of the 28 February deadline. If in doubt, you are encouraged to apply! Remember, you can apply to multiple colleges.
Our Admissions Team can offer lots of practical advice and will be happy to talk through any dilemmas or concerns you may have.
Will I be invited for an interview at the college?
We no longer interview students as part of the application process.
Can I apply after the 28 February deadline?
If you are still interested in joining us after our 28 February application deadline, you will be able to complete an application to join our waiting list. We cannot guarantee a place in college if you make a late application, even if you have met the minimum entry requirements for the college. You would be placed on a waiting list for consideration, dependent upon capacity within the college. Any decision upon a place would be made following GCSE Results Day in August. Therefore, it is always best to fully complete your application prior to our 28 February deadline.
Before choosing courses and after getting your results, you should look carefully to see that you have met the entry requirements for any subjects you might be interested in.
If I do not get a place, can I appeal?
Any applicant who was not successful in receiving a conditional offer when applying for a place as part of the initial application cycle (e.g. prior to 28 February deadline) can appeal to the Principal for their application to be reconsidered. Any appeal should include new information such as school reports or results not available when their original decision took place.
Please see the links below for further information about our appeals procedure.
Please note that the appeals process does not apply to students who are unable to take up their place to study with us following the publication of GCSE results, because they did not meet the entry requirements stated in their offer.
Can you please tell us about your 2023 examination results?
We are proud of all of our students’ achievements at King Ed’s: with the majority of grades at A*-B, and most subjects having a 100% pass rate, we are celebrating! These results have helped our students to go to the best universities and the most sought-after apprenticeships, and we wish them the very best as they begin their adult lives.
Who do I contact for more information?
You should find all the information you need on this website. However, if you have a specific enquiry, please contact our Admissions Team for more help.
You can do this by emailing us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Admissions Team office hours are Monday – Thursday 8am-4pm, and Friday 8am-3.30pm. The team will always endeavour to reply to you as soon as possible.