The Sixth Form

Our sixth form offers a range of academic and vocational courses for girls aged 16 – 18. Our sixth form is popular with both internal students and attracts external candidates from across Birmingham and the Black Country.

Welcome to the Sixth Form at King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls’ Academy. 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, reflected in our A Level and Level 3 BTEC results. A comprehensive induction programme is provided so that all students quickly settle into the academy.

We regularly monitor academic progress and students, parents and teachers work 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 in 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 music, sport and drama. Our Ambassador team, 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 Edward 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 us.

Mr L Billingham, Assistant Headteacher | Director of Post 16 and IT

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