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King Edward VI High School for Girls

School rating 5 / 5 by

Edgbaston Park Road Birmingham West Midlands B15 2UB United Kingdom
4th to 12th
Girls only


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The King Edward VI High School for Girls excels at teaching all subjects, both in the arts disciplines and the sciences. The student body is small allowing a friendly atmosphere and promoting excellence. The small class sizes allow effective teaching and an extremely supportive learning environment. Work load is quite high but this is probably why the school archives such high exam results and admission to good universities. The school is enthusiastic in giving a broad education to equip students with skills for lifelong learning and success.

College Counseling

There was an allocated careers counselor who met with every pupil regularly and helped with....

Sample insights on college counseling

  • They have contacts at most of the major universities and feel perfectly comfortable picking up the phone and advocating for a student to get accepted somewhere they feel is a good fit for that student. However, these counselors are certainly not magic bullets. They cannot guarantee that a student will get into an Ivy League university...
  • For those wishing to move on to Oxford or Cambridge, the provision is second-to-none. In the months running up to application and interview, every subject faculty offers classes (often run by former Oxbridge tutors) exploring further areas of their subject as well as offering advice on personal statements, interview technique and more...

Admissions - Getting Accepted

Tests were at 11yr level and also for sixth form entry, a mix of verbal....

Sample insights on admissions

  • For the interview, dress conservatively. Try to be very clean and put together. Also, I was a tour guide for two years and at the end of every tour, we were asked to evaluate the candidate so if you think the tour is not apart of the process, you are very wrong. Ask questions and be interested. Also, tip for the parents: the kids speak on the tour. Do not ask their questions for them...
  • Most younger siblings have an easy time in the admissions process. I can only think of one case of a younger sibling not being admitted. About half of the students who entered with me had come from public schools. The remainder came from private K-6 schools, or had transferred from other New York private schools The Elizabeth Morrow School and St. Bernard were two of the larger feeder schools...

School Life

Cafeteria and tuck shop are good. The school is in a nice area of Birmingham, near the university, it is very safe and has good bus and train access. The student body is of mixed ethnicity and socio-economic background....

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