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Welcome to King Edward VI College, Nuneaton

Welcome to King Edward VI College Nuneaton.

Rated Ofsted Good across all areas, King Edward VI College is the only sixth form college in Coventry and Warwickshire specialising in the teaching and support of 16 to 19-year olds. We take students from Coventry, Warwickshire, West Midlands and neighbouring counties, and provide the grown up learning environment that’s perfect preparation for university or the workplace.

The college has over 1,100 students over 75% of whom will go on to university. King Edward VI College has an excellent reputation for very high standards of teaching and learning, a long-established track record of success and a tremendous range of programmes available.

We now offer over 60 subjects at AS, A Level and BTEC all available at one institution – that’s the widest range of A Level and BTEC courses in Coventry and Warwickshire. Approximately 50% of our students gain high grades at A Level and we have more students gain high grades than anywhere else in the area. Our pass rate is above average for the sixth form sector – the highest performing sector in education, at 99%. Our BTEC pass rate is 100% for all 26 subjects.

Join us at King Edward VI College and you too can be part of this success.

About us

Why choose us……


·         Over 40 years experience specialising in sixth form education.

·         An unrivalled range of courses all at one site.

·         Respect for students as young adults. 

·         Highly qualified teachers dedicated to teaching only sixth form students.

·         A proven record of success with a 98-99% pass rate at A level for the past 6 years.

·         A grown up environment where students learn the work and personal skills needed for university or employment.

·         A fresh start leads to more invigorated and motivated students.

·         A chance to make new friends, have more freedom of expression and be treated like an adult.

·         An unrivalled range of enrichment opportunities designed specifically for 16 to 19-year olds.

       .        17 sports teams competing at national level

Facilities available

Library and Study Centre

As sixth form students, you will have Study Periods when you can research and complete your assignments. The College Library and Study Centre are great places to help you develop these study skills. They offer a range of learning environments, so you can find a space that suits you – whether you want to work on your own or in a group.

The College Library and Study Centre have over 70 open access computers plus all the equipment you’d expect to find in a modern library – 6,000 textbooks, 40 magazines, 600 DVDs, 1,000 novels and over 500 e-resources. All of these resources have been selected to support sixth form courses, and all of them are fully searchable on the library database in college and at home.

But best of all, we have trained and friendly library staff to answer your enquiries.  Personal Tutors are also based in our study areas.  So you will always be able to find pastoral, IT and academic support when you need it.

Course facilities

For many subjects, specialist equipment is needed. We provide all the necessary materials and equipment to help you get the most out of your course. From video cameras to art materials, we keep supplies fully stocked and available for you as required.



With our spacious gym and large playing fields we offer a huge range of sporting activities. See our Enrichment pagesto find out more.


Refectory and Coffee Shop

Open all day and providing light meals, snacks and fresh Starbucks coffee, our recently refurbished canteen provides a warm and relaxing atmosphere for all students.

Additional support

The success achieved by our students is firmly based on the individual support they receive.  The College has a well-established and effective support system and each student is assigned to a Personal Tutor. Students meet with tutors weekly to discuss day-to-day matters. Tutors also have an important role in: 

  • Monitoring students` progress
  • Giving careers guidance·
  • Writing references
  • Preparing students ready for employment or university.

We have students from many cultural backgrounds and actively promote understanding, harmony and respect across all faiths or beliefs.  General support with academic work is provided through a formal weekly programme of additional subject workshop sessions and through a dedicated Student Support Team where one-to-one tuition in half-hour sessions can be arranged. 

The Personal Tutors are at the heart of many of the social activities that take place in college.  The Team works with the Student Executive Team and Forum to organise social and fund-raising events.  The on-site College Counsellor is able to provide a free counselling and advice service and can help individual students who are facing difficulties such as dealing with stress, coping with relationships, or exploring their sexuality.  A range of health education topics is also covered in tutorial sessions.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact King Edward VI College, Nuneaton directly.

Last updated date: 30 January 2017
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