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.
The school will admit 138 students to the Sixth Form annually.
(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.
- Looked after or previously looked after children
- Existing students at Kings Norton Girls’ School
- Children of staff at the school where:
- The member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made OR
- The member of staff is recruited to fill a post for which there is a demonstrable shortage.
- Existing Students at Kings Norton Boys’ School
- 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 2022)
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, this 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.