Prizegiving 2018

Our annual Prize giving was a very special occasion as it was only our second as a member of the King Edward VI Foundation and King Edward VI Academy Trust and we welcomed the Foundation Bailiff Mr Barry Matthews to present the prizes. We also welcomed Professor Joe Biddlestone, former Chair of Governors and Charity Trustee as our Principal Guest and speaker. He spoke about the opportunities a School like ours affords its students and encouraged them to get involved in all that we have on offer such as the house system, sport, drama, debating and music. He was delighted to note the progress made at KEVI HGS over the past year. He highlighted the need for perseverance, careful planning and support from family and school so that if and when a setback occurs it can be effectively overcome. He also asked the students what they wanted their world to look like in 30 years’ time which is the amount of time he has served as a Governor. He provoked much thought about issues such as pollution and plastic waste and how we need solutions to such pressing issues. The School is very grateful to Professor Biddlestone for his dedication and unwavering support over 3 decades. It was a lovely event and I enjoyed meeting so many families as we celebrated the success of our School community.

Sixth Form students at King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys go onto a variety of destinations post A Levels. The vast majority move to University following extensive Careers advice and guidance with their UCAS application which is a major part of their Sixth Form programme (even when they have left school!) alongside the broad Enrichment programme. Students follow a variety of courses at a large selection of Universities such as:

University of Nottingham Engineering and Physical Sciences

University of Leicester Accounting and Finance

University of Manchester Pharmacy

University of Loughborough Economics

University of Aston Medicine

University of Leeds Dental Surgery

University of Bristol Physics with Astrophysics

University of Birmingham Psychology

University of Warwick Mathematics

University of Cambridge History

University of Coventry Computing

King’s College London Dentistry

University of Cardiff International Relations and Politics

Royal Veterinary College Veterinary Gateway Programme

Some of our students take up Apprenticeship Programmes with leading firms such as Deloitte’s, EY and PWC where they receive salaried on the job training and professional development – others move straight into employment and some take a GAP year. The school believes it is their job to support each and every individual student according to their needs and requirements. There is no one size fits all approach at King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys.