King Edward’s aims to develop young men and women who are well prepared to face the challenges of university life and beyond. They will have achieved their short term goals – good A level results – and will be able to bring to bear the relevant life skills and adaptability needed in order to enhance their prospects beyond education.
At this stage of a young person’s education, the emphasis should be on what is possible. The academic rigour of the Sixth Form curriculum at King Edward’s lays the foundations, but what happens beyond the classroom plays a crucial role in making them rounded individuals.
A vibrant co-curricular programme emphasises our belief that education is more than a set of grades. Our Sixth Formers are encouraged to take the opportunities that are on offer, at home and abroad. Throughout these crucial two years, the students are guided by a tutor in small groups. Our Higher Education advice is well targeted and successful in helping the students to get the attention they need to make the most of their abilities.
The Sixth Formers will also get the opportunity to sign up for expeditions – recent trips have included the Himalayas, Cambodia/Thailand, Belize, and Alaska. Projects run by the Sixth Form students include a long-established Summer Camp for local disadvantaged youngsters and community work near Cape Town in South Africa.
The school is committed to encouraging each Sixth Former to challenge themselves. Through travel, or contributing to a team working on a project, they each discover what they’re truly capable of.