Contextual Information for Universities
King Edward VI College is a sixth form college with over 2250 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 35 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.
The college welcomes students aged 16-18 who achieve a minimum entry requirement of six GCSEs at grade 5 or higher.
In 2019-20 18% of the student population were in receipt of free school meals or other financial support.
In the latest DFE tables, 83% of leavers progressed directly to university; 35% to Russell Group universities and 40% to universities classified in the top third of higher education institutions.
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