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Our History 

Edgbaston College is a modern and forward-thinking Independent Sixth Form College located in the leafy suburb of Edgbaston, Birmingham. It is a family-run college founded in 2015 with the core purpose of "Helping students fulfil their ambitions”. Becoming a doctor, lawyer, dentist or even an industry leader; whatever a student’s ambition may be, they are well catered for and equally valued at Edgbaston College.  

Helping students fulfil their ambitions

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Our Teachers and Facilities  

The teachers at Edgbaston College are all qualified and highly experienced sixth form specialists, well-practised in preparing young people for their A-level examinations.  Many of the teachers have experience of marking for exam boards. 

Lessons are taught in very small class-sizes at Edgbaston College. The average class size is six students per class. This allows teachers to focus their attention on each individual student, ensuring they receive the support they need to succeed.  

Our sixth form is located in the heart of Birmingham, close to the city centre, and is well-connected to train and bus links. We occupy a purpose-built Grade II Listed building, which has been newly refurbished in 2021, to house our contemporary and cutting-edge facilities.  


Studying at Edgbaston College 

Edgbaston College has an excellent reputation of preparing students for their exams. As part of the exam-focused and personalised support provided, we offer:  

  • Bi-weekly controlled assessments for each subject  
  • Weekly personal tutor sessions 
  • Detailed progress tracking, with regular feedback to both students and parents/guardians 
  • One-to-One expert guidance by our 'Pathway Programme' mentors through the entire university application process


Students at Edgbaston College have a long-running history of going on to achieve exceptional results. We have improved year-on-year for the last 4 years. : 

  • 2021: 86% A*/A grades
  • 2020: 70% A*/A grades
  • 2019: 48% A*/A grades (vs 25% nationally)
  • 2018: 45% A*/A grades (vs 26% nationally)

More than half of our students go on to study at Russell Group universities, including Oxford and Cambridge – many of whom choose to study competitive courses such as Medicine, Dentistry, Law and Economics. Our focus on "Helping students fulfil their ambitions” means we not only help students achieve strong results, but also help them place into competitive courses and universities.  


Personal Development and Career Focus 

At Edgbaston College, we realise that Sixth Form is a crucial point in a student’s development, not only academically but also for navigating their personal growth and career goals. Therefore, we have built a friendly and supportive atmosphere at the College, which encourages each student to define and take responsibility towards their future goals for university and beyond. Our teachers and ‘Pathway Programme’ advisors act as mentors to students, offering constructive support and advice before and during their university applications. 

We also pride ourselves on excellent pastoral care. Edgbaston College aims to create learners who, whilst attaining academic excellence are independent, self-sufficient young adults with a genuine care and interest others and the world around them. As a small college with a high staff to student ratio, our pupils get the individual support they need, both academically and pastorally.