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Consultation on Schools' Proposed Admission Arrangements for September 2015

Please follow the following web page link regarding any information regarding the 'Proposed Admission Arrangements for September 2015'

Please also see the Admission Criteria for September 2015: application/pdf Admissions Criteria for September 2015

Year 7 - The test for September 2013 entry will be held on 8th September 2012

All applicants for a place in Year 7 at King Edward VI Aston School will need to complete a 'Consortium of Birmingham Grammar Schools' test registration form, available from the school or by post from the Admissions Officer, Schools of King Edward the Sixth Foundation Office, Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham B15 2UD. Alternatively, you can apply on-line at where the full timetable for September 2013 entrants can also be found.

All applicants, whether they live in Birmingham or not, will also need to complete their home Local Education Authority (LEA) preference form. Up to six schools can be named on this form in a ranked order of preference. It is important not just to write King Edward VI Schools as each of the King Edward VI Schools counts as a separate choice (Aston, Camp Hill, Handsworth or Five Ways). If a school is not listed on the LEA form you cannot be offered a place.

Only the LEA will know the rankings. Schools in Birmingham will not know whether applicants have ranked them first or last when making their offers.

In considering applications, all schools will apply their own admissions criteria. The Consortium of Birmingham Grammar Schools only consider entrance test scores and rank children according to their test scores. Other schools may rank children on distance from the school to their applicant's home.

All rankings will be submitted to the LEA. If a child meets the criteria for two or more schools, the LEA will offer a place at the school ranked highest on the LEA form. Parents will only receive one offer.

If a grammar school is the most desired option, it should be named as the most preferred school/s on the LEA preference form. If a grammar school is put first on the LEA form, but a child is not successful in the entrance test, it will not put at risk the chance of being offered a place at any other school listed providing that the LEA has an equal preference system.

Sixth Form

For September 2012 Entry.

The minimum requirements for entry into Aston’s Sixth Form are:

  • Minimum seven A* to C grades, including at least B grades in English and Mathematics. At least three passes must be at A* or A grade.
  • In order to study a subject at A/S level a student must have achieved at least an A grade at GCSE in that subject.
  • In subjects only offered at AS and A level – Psychology, Government and Politics, Philosophy and Ethics, Economics and Computer Studies – the department will select the most appropriate GCSE subject in which the student will be expected to achieve an A grade. This information will be published in each department’s entry in the Sixth Form Prospectus.

All students entering year 12 will be expected to study four subjects at AS level, plus an enrichment course.

Aston’s year 11 students will have a ‘Transition Interview’ with a senior member of staff in the spring term to discuss their post 16 education. The vast majority of Aston’s year 11 students will progress to our sixth form.

External applicants

The school will admit a minimum of 25 - 35 external students to the sixth form in September 2012. We welcome applications from ambitious students from the Birmingham area and beyond and especially from students currently studying in 11 – 16 schools in the north west area of the city, for whom financial assistance may be available. The entry requirements are the same as above.
The Sixth Form Prospectus and application form can be obtained from the school office.

Important Dates

October 2011 -- Sixth Form Prospectus available.

Aston Y11 students will automatically receive a copy and will be briefed. External candidates should request a copy, which includes an application form. Applications can be submitted from November 2011.

Monday November 14th 2011 -- Sixth Form Open Evening.- 6 00 pm start.

Students and their families are invited to attend to gather information on all aspects of sixth form provision and to attend presentations from academic departments. All external applicants should attend this evening.

6th Form Application


King Edward VI Aston is an Aided Grammar School for Boys and Specialist Sports College
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