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, children of staff that work at Kings Norton girls’ School and students at 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.

Oversubscription criteria

(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

A ‘looked after child’ is a child who is:

(a) in the care of a local authority, or

(b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989) at the time of making an application to a school.

A child is regarded as having been in state care outside of England if they were in the care of or were accommodated by a public authority, a religious organisation, or any other provider of care whose sole or main purpose is to benefit society.

This includes children who were adopted under the Adoption Act 1976 (see Section 12 adoption orders) and children who were adopted under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 (see Section 46 adoption orders).

Child arrangements orders are defined in Section 8 of the Children Act 1989, as amended by Section 12 of the Children and Families Act 2014. Child arrangements orders replace residence orders and any residence order in force prior to 22 April 2014 is deemed to be a child arrangements order.

See Section 14A of the Children Act 1989 which defines a ‘special guardianship order’ as an order appointing one or more individuals to be a child’s special guardian (or special guardians).

  • Existing students at Kings Norton Girls’ School
  • Children of staff at the school where:
  1. 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
  2. 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).

Curriculum pathway

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 guidance (for September 2024)                            

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). Students will
study GCSE English or Maths as appropriate where a Grade 4 has not been achieved. Grade 5 in subjects studied or associated subject.

The entry guidance below states the grades we would typically expect to have been achieved in order to demonstrate suitability for the course. Where a candidate very narrowly misses the guidance grades we will consider additional evidence for suitability on a case-by-case basis.

Overview of Sixth Form Entry Guidance 2024

Our prospectus can be downloaded below:

Kings Norton Sixth Form Prospectus

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