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Admissions Requirements

Edgbaston College is an academically selective, inclusive learning community whose main principle governing student admission is whether the student will benefit from the type of education that the school offers. 

Our primary admissions' criterion is:

  • To identify and admit students from all backgrounds who have met our academic standards and will benefit from an academic education at Edgbaston College. 
  • To admit students who will contribute to and benefit from the ethos and opportunities available at Edgbaston College. 
  • To treat all candidates fairly and sensitively. 

The exact number of places available can vary from year to year and there is strong competition. The College admits students on a rolling basis and recommends applicants apply as early as possible. 

Admissions Requirements

Post-Interview, the Principal will make a judgement of a candidates suitability to join the College. Where successful, an offer of admission will be made to the student.

Exact offers will depend upon A-level subject choices. Where grades have already been achieved, offers will be made unconditionally. Please see below for details on expected academic performance.

Admission for A level (Two year programme)

The College does not have a rigid admissions policy and prefers is to evaluate student suitability against admissions criterion on an individual basis, where possible. 

However, in general we would expect at least grade B/6 at GCSE across the range of subjects. We would also typically expect students to achieve a grade A/7 at GCSE in subjects related to their A-level choices. 

Admission for A Level Retake (One year programme)

The College does not have a rigid admissions policy and prefers is to evaluate student suitability against admissions criterion on an individual basis, where possible. 

In the case of students resitting their A-levels, the college looks particularly carefully at what happened during their first sitting so that improvements can be made. We look for students who are motivated to improve their university/career prospects and are capable of achieving a grade A*/A in subjects they are looking to sit at the college. 

 

Admissions Procedure

Places are subject to availability, and the student satisfying the admissions requirements at the time. Prospective applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The admissions process is as follows: 

  1. Interested applicants are encouraged to fill out an enquiry form online or call the admissions team on 0121 306 0182. Alternatively, you can also email the college with any questions at enquiries@edgbastoncollege.co.uk
  2. The Principal will then take these details into consideration and make a decision on whether to invite the applicant for an interview
  3. At interview, the College will explore the applicant’s academic potential, career aspirations, attitude to College, personal qualities, ability to contribute to the College community. 
  4. Post-interview, the Principal will decide whether an offer for admission should be made. Should you receive an offer, the College will request you fill in an Application Form if you have yet to do so. At this stage, the Principal may also write to the applicant's present/previous school for a reference. 
  5. Once a place has been offered, the applicant will be sent a formal offer and the applicant will need to return an Admissions Form and deposit (£150).