The school admits both girls and boys into the Sixth Form. Admission is based on academic potential to follow the courses offered. Kings Norton Sixth Form prioritises applications from students at Kings Norton Girls’ School and Kings Norton Boys’ School, who have met the minimum academic requirements for a course, above students from other schools.
(assuming that entrance requirements indicated below are met)
Places will be allocated based on the following oversubscription criteria of the school and the funding agreement.
- Existing students at Kings Norton Girls’ School
- Existing Students at Kings Norton Boys’ School
- Looked after or previously looked after children (A Looked After Child is a child who is in the care of a local authority or is being provided with accommodation by a local authority as set out in s22(1) of the Children Act 1989. A Previously Looked After Child is a child who immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, special guardianship or child arrangements order.
- In the case of previously looked after children, admission authorities may request a copy of the adoption order, child arrangements order or special guardianship order and a letter from the local authority that last looked after the child confirming that he or she was looked after immediately prior to that order being made.
- Distance (Note: distances are calculated on the basis of a straight line measurement between the applicant’s home address and the front main reception entrance to the school)
A flexible personalised package will be discussed to support all students’ needs on enrolment and students will be placed on one of three pathways.
- Pathway 1: Most students will study 3 A Levels and an enrichment subject, continuing with all 3 subjects to the end of Year 13.
- Pathway 2: Students who achieve exceptionally well at GCSE may take 4 A Levels and choose an enrichment option, continuing with all 4 subjects to the end of Year 13. Students beginning with 4 A Levels can drop to 3 A Levels but will not take an AS in the dropped A Level.
- Pathway 3: A few students will study 2 A Levels from a given range of subjects and at least one enrichment option. Students will study GCSE English or maths as appropriate where a grade 4 has not been achieved. Students will be expected to continue with all courses to the end of Year 13.
Academic entry criteria (for September 2021)
Pathway 1 & 2: 5 GCSE grade 5 or above (or equivalent), grade 4 GCSE in English and maths. For each proposed course of study, the minimum entry criteria for each must be met, his is usually a grade 6 (grade 7 science) in the subject at GCSE or associated subject.
Pathway 3: 5 GCSE grade 4 or above (or equivalent), grade 3 GCSE in English and maths, grade 5 in subjects studied or associated subject.