Students at Sixth Form

International applicants

We are always pleased to consider aspiring and high achieving International pupils here at King Edward’s, however, we do require pupils to have a reasonable level of fluency in English. Pupils can apply to the School directly or may come to us via an agent. At initial enquiry point, we would ask for a copy of the pupils last school reports (in English). We would always encourage families to visit the School and for us to meet them in person. Testing may take place here at King Edward’s, at the British Council or through an approved agent.

If an International pupil is already studying within the United Kingdom, we would normally ask that the pupil visits King Edward’s and that they undertake their Entrance Test and interview here.

Year 7 (11+) and Year 8 (12+)

Pupils whose first language is not English will be required to sit our own online Entrance Test, this will be in Maths and English (EAL) followed by a skype or zoom interview.

Year 9 (13+)

Pupils whose first language is not English will be required to sit our own online Entrance Test, this will be in Maths and English (EAL) followed by a skype or zoom interview

Year 10 (14+)

Please contact admissions to check space availability.

Pre-Sixth Course (15+)

Our bespoke Pre-Sixth Course is a one-year intensive IGCSE programme, primarily intended for International students. It is hoped that pupils will see this as an integration year before moving into the Sixth Form here at King Edward’s.

Pupils whose first language is not English will be required to sit our own online entrance test, this will be in Maths and English (EAL) followed by a skype or zoom interview

Sixth Form (16+)

Pupils will be required to indicate their choice of A-Level or IB subjects. All pupils will then sit our own online Entrance Test, this will be in Maths and English (EAL) followed by a skype or zoom interview.

Guardianship

A condition of entry to King Edward’s is that all pupils coming from overseas have a guardian whose residential address is in the UK. This may be a relative or family friend but must be someone of more than 25 years of age, not living in student accommodation.

If you do not have a family friend or relative who can fulfil this role, then the Admissions Department can provide a list of guardian agencies families local to King Edward’s. We do not participate in inspecting any Guardian/Host Family or Agency arrangements and the School cannot be held responsible for the welfare of your child whilst under the care of a host family or Guardian.

Please see a list of AEGIS accredited Guardians – Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students here

Visas

Any pupil who does not hold a British Passport and who is a citizen outside the UK, must have a visa to allow them to study in the UK. King Edward’s is able to provide a CAS (Certificate of Acceptance to Study) once a place has been accepted at the school. Further information may be obtained from the UK Government visas and Home Office websites.

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