Prizegiving 2019

Our annual Prize giving was a happy occasion and it was our third as a member of the King Edward VI Foundation and King Edward VI Academy Trust. We welcomed the Foundation Bailiff Mr Gurd Chahal to present the prizes who commented on the warm, welcoming and happy atmosphere at HGS. We also welcomed Doctor Dorian Dugmore an expert in Cardiovascular medicine and Wellbeing 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 and to take the opportunities presented to them such as the house system, sport, drama, and music. He was delighted to note the progress made at HGS over the past year and found HGS to be a truly inspirational place. He highlighted the need for perseverance, careful planning, a sense of humour and support from family and school so that if and when a setback occurs it can be effectively overcome. He provoked much thought about issues such as Wellbeing and provided some intriguing insights into the world of Football and Corporate business. It was his first major event at HGS having been on the receiving end of a Football match defeat here a number of years ago where he was spotted by an Aston Villa scout! 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, Computer Science and Physical Sciences

University of Manchester Chemical Engineering and Medicine

University of Loughborough Economics and Civil Engineering

University of Aston Medicine, Optometry, Chemical Engineering, Applied Science, Politics and Economics

University of Sheffield Dentistry and Psychology

University of Leicester Biological Sciences

University of Birmingham Psychology and Pharmacy

University of Warwick Mathematics

University of Bath Chemical Engineering

University of Coventry Applied Biosciences and Geography

King’s College London Dentistry

Queen Mary University of London Economics and Dentistry

University of Plymouth Dentistry and Medicine

University of East Anglia Economics

University College London Economics

Imperial College London Civil Engineering

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 where we firmly believe that a good education is more than simply being results driven. We want our students to be able to know what to do when they don’t know what to do!




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