Welcome to the Sixth Form virtual open evening at King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls’ Academy. I hope you will find that we can offer you not only excellent teaching, but also the opportunity to become involved in a wide range of enrichment activities. We have high academic standards and expectations for our students which are reflected in our excellent results at A Level and Level 3 BTEC. A comprehensive induction programme is provided so that all students quickly settle into the academy.

We regularly monitor academic progress with students, parents and teachers working closely together to ensure that all students achieve their full potential. Excellent attendance, hard work and determination are the key skills that we promote to allow our students to become independent and prosperous, both in the Sixth Form and their future career. We regard our Sixth Formers as role models for younger members of the academy and are keen for them to be involved in the wider aspects of academy life. Sixth Form students contribute significantly to many activities, including our extensive extra-curricular programme. Our Sixth Form Ambassadors, led by our Head Girl, play a tremendous part in supporting students across the academy.

We provide a high level of guidance and support for students as they prepare for life after King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls’ Academy, whether this is embarking on a career or going on to higher education. Each year an increasing number of our Year 13 students progress to the university of their choice. Whatever course a student decides to follow in the Sixth Form, we stress strongly that it will be different from year 11. A greater responsibility will be placed on the student. We expect a mature and motivated response to work from our students.

This will support them in negotiating successfully further in higher education and/or employment. We are certain that King Edwards VI Handsworth Wood Girls’ Academy Sixth Form provides an exciting environment in which students can flourish. If you have any queries about Post 16 opportunities here, then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Mr L Billingham, Assistant Headteacher – Post 16

Sixth Form Information Video

For more information about the courses on offer for each subject area, please check out our curriculum pages here: https://www.hwga.org.uk/curriculum/

Meet the Students

Message from the Pastoral Leader

A Virtual Tour of the Academy

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