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King Edward VI College becomes founder Member of New Multi Academy Trust

Nuneaton’s King Edward VI College, has announced that from 1st January 2019 it has worked in partnership with Coventry University to create the “Better Futures” Multi Academy Trust.  Other Sixth Form Colleges are set to join the trust in coming months, with Bilborough College in Nottingham already planning to join founder member King Edward’s later

Continued success at Warwickshire’s only Sixth Form College

King Edward VI College in Nuneaton has had another successful year following the publication of A-level and vocational results today.  This year has seen the first set of fully linear results following the biggest change to A-levels in twenty years making them even more rigorous for students.  The college pass rate was 95% with 11

Dying Matters Awareness Week

On Thursday 17th May, 6 months of hard work by our students culminated in a fantastic Art Exhibition and Drama Performance. This displayed work produced by our Art Foundation students and Patients of Mary Ann Evans hospice, the drama Afterthoughts was written by first year student Sophie Burton and performed by a group of drama

British Biology Olympiad 2018

Biology students have taken part in the Biology Olympiad 2018 and have done very well. The BBO challenges and stimulates students with an interest in biology to expand and extend their talents. It enables students to demonstrate their knowledge and to be suitably rewarded with publicly recognised certificates and medals.  Pictured from left are Joshua

Celebrating Inclusivity & Diversity

We celebrated inclusivity and diversity on Tuesday 1st May with Pride Unite, a student led event in College. Students and staff were able to make a commitment to support each other by making a pledge and thinking about all that unites them in College. Information was presented regarding race, religion, gender, ability and sexual orientation

Innovative approach to Dying Matters

Students from King Edward VI College are holding an art exhibition and performing a play on Thursday 17 May to raise awareness about the Dying Matters campaign. It is an innovative approach to a difficult subject and has involved creating publicity materials and posters, working with terminally ill individuals to create artwork, taking to social

A Level Law Students visit to London

On Tuesday 17 April Politics and Law students from KEGS went to London as part of their studies to see the Supreme Court and Parliament. We visited the Supreme Court which is the highest court in the land and saw two cases, one on immigration and one on international banking, which were taking place.  We

Spotlight Awards – Celebrating the success and achievements of our students

On Thursday 8th February the annual Spotlight Awards were held at the prestigious Abbey Theatre. It was chance for the college to celebrate the wonderful academic and personal achievements of its talented students. Awards were presented to those who have dedicated their time to volunteering within the community, to those who have demonstrated personal academic

A Level Art & Photography students visit New York

  The fourth King Edward College trip to New York in recent years, this one comprised of First Year and Second Year Art & Photography students and Third Year Art Foundation Students. The primary purpose of the visit was to gather resources for Art and Photography final exams and end-of-year show but the experience provided

King Edward VI College remains a ‘Good’ Provider after recent Ofsted Inspection

The staff and students at Nuneaton’s specialist Sixth Form College, King Edward VI, are celebrating their latest Ofsted inspection in November 2017, which applauded the fact that “teaching, learning and assessment remain Good”,  and the college overall was once more rated as a ‘Good’ provider. The report, mentioned the “proportion of students who successfully gain

The N.I.C.E Fayre before Christmas

The week before the Christmas holidays students from King Edward VI College took part in the N.I.C.E Fayre before Christmas. This was an opportunity for students to network, be inspired, get creative and develop their employability skills, with more than 50 different employers, academics from universities and professionals from health and wellbeing groups delivering workshops

Launch of Café 74

We have re launched our canteen, it has a new modern high street look and a new name  – Café 74! We have a range of hot/cold food on offer including our new Deli counter which includes ‘build your own salad’, freshly made baguettes, wraps and toasties all of which you can pick from a range of toppings. For

ThinkHigher Coventry and Warwickshire

Twelve students from King Edward VI have recently become ambassadors for ThinkHigher Coventry and Warwickshire. Pictured left to right are ambassadors Charlene, Ellis, Becky, Rachael, Lauren, Zach and Raising Aspirations Co-ordinator, Claire Muttock. Malika, Aisha, Aleksandra and Emilia are also ambassadors. “I am thrilled that so many students from King Edward VI have been successfully

XMaS Scientist Experience 2017

Students Laura and Charlotte entered the competition Xmas Scientist Experience 2017. The competition was launched to encourage young women to consider Science careers. Students were asked to write a two page essay on “What is the legacy of Kathleen Lonsdale both in terms of her scientific discoveries and for women in science?” as well as being

Students receive award for the Nuffield Research Placement

Charlotte, Joshua and Laura all completed the Nuffield Research Placement over the summer holidays. Charlotte Jackson My Nuffield project was to use code to create a catalogue of all the known cases of oscillations in loops of plasma- known as coronal loops- in the solar atmosphere, and to run statistical analysis on the data collected.

Forensic Science lecture at Coventry University

Students attended Coventry University and had a lecture on what is forensic science and how it can support crime investigation.  They then went through some basic crime scene information around potential scene security, exhibits and what could be recovered forensically from them and how they would be packaged.  They then took their own fingerprints and looked at the

A vibrant workshop on improv comedy

On Monday 2nd October, a group of drama students participated in a vibrant workshop on improv comedy, led by local arts group, Fat Penguin Improv. This high energy workshop helped students explore the complexity of improvisation, and the art of being funny, or attempting to be.

Reformed A levels a success for Sixth Form College

King Edward VI College in Nuneaton has achieved a 100% pass rate in the new linear A level subjects this year. This year shows the first set or results for the new linear A level system introduced in 2015 and, despite a national drop in the reformed A level performance, for King Edward VI College

Reading Ahead 2016/17

Started in October 2016 completed April 2017 Many young people struggle to read. England is the only country where 16-24 year-olds have lower literacy skills than 55-65 year-olds, out of 24 OECD countries. However, research shows that when we inspire young people to read for pleasure they benefit from far greater opportunities in everyday life,

XMaS Scientist Experience

Two of our students, Charlotte Jackson and Laura Burn, have won a trip to Grenoble in July after entering the XMaS Scientist Experience 2017. Both students wrote an essay about the legacy of Kathleen Lonsdale, a British scientist who attained several first for female, British scientists during her career.      

AoC Sport National Championships 2017

Jack Cooper has qualified to represent King Edward VI College and the region at the AoC Sport National Championships 2017, which take place next month. The squash athlete fought off stiff competition from colleges across the West Midlands to win gold, which qualifies him for the national finals taking place at the University of Nottingham

King Edward VI College Student Wins Aberystwyth University Award

A student from King Edward VI College in Nuneaton has been successful in Aberystwyth University’s Entrance Scholarship competition. This year, the University awarded 65 Scholarships and a number of Merit Awards to students applying to study at Aberystwyth in September 2017. Sally Joelle Cowling received an Institute Entrance Scholarship worth £2,000 a year, while Luke

College Students Look Through ‘Windows into Work’

Students at King Edward VI Sixth Form College in Nuneaton were given the chance to take a closer look at a range of professions at a ‘Windows into Work’ event hosted by independent careers service provider In2Ambition. Representatives from Midland Group Training Services and 3AAA visited the college and provided insight into what it takes

Spotlight Awards 2017

This is an event designed to celebrate the academic and personal achievements of our students. Not only will we recognise educational achievements within specific subject areas, we also believe that it is important to celebrate the journey and progress our students have made in their own personal development as young adults. Awards include ‘Humanities Student

Nuneaton Sixth Form College goes from Strength to Strength

King Edward VI College in Nuneaton has cause to celebrate again this year with another fantastic set of results. The college was proud to announce the pass rate for A level this year was 99% with almost half the students achieving an A*- B grade and 36 subjects achieving a 100% pass rate. The BTEC

Higher Sports Leaders – (HSLA)

HSLA students with Principal Uly Lyons

The Higher Sports Leaders Award (HSLA) is a level 3 leadership course offered by Sports Leaders UK, in order to develop the coaching and leadership abilities of young people. This course also gives the opportunity for young people to gain qualifications and skills within coaching, which will benefit them in the future. In the King

Talented student shortlisted in National Writing Competition

A talented student from King Edward VI College has been shortlisted for an award ceremony being held in London in May. Finlay May is a second year student from Sapocte in Leicestershire who entered the National Writing Competition earlier this year. The competition is run by First Story in affiliation with The Sunday Times, which

Young Photographer Award for College Students

Student Emily Rogers who won Student Photographer of the year

A level Photography students from King Edward College have been awarded in a local photography competition specifically for young people. Emily Rogers, a first year student from Nuneaton who previously studied at St Thomas More school, won first place in the local Arbury Rotary Young Photographer of the Year award 2016. The theme for the

New App for KEC

King Edward VI College in Nuneaton has launched an App specifically for students who are interested in joining the college in September. The app, named KEC, has been designed with potential students in mind and enables them to engage with current students and staff before they start. Dave Butcher, Assistant Vice Principal said “The app

KEC students wins WJEC Moving Images Award 2015

Ex-Student Matthew Sedgley collecting his award - Moving Image Awards 2015

Former King Edward VI College student Matt Sedgley, from Bedworth, has won best Music Video 2015 and Overall Winner 2015 at the WJEC Moving Images Awards held in London last week. Studying Film, Media and Photography A levels at the college Matt was encouraged to enter the awards by his Film Studies teacher. There were

Local Author visits sixth form students

Author Ann Evans, who lives in Coventry, visited King Edward VI College to talk to students about writing and becoming an author. Ann began writing as a hobby when her children were young. This developed into, not only a career but also a way of life. “I write children’s books, YA books, adult romances, non-fiction,

Former College Student set for Award

Matthew Sedgley editor of a music video for band 'The Ellipsis' - video caption

A former King Edward VI College student from Bedworth has been shortlisted for the WJEC’s Moving Image Awards. Matthew Sedgley from Bedworth entered his music video after his Film Studies teacher encouraged him to take part.  He was shortlisted from 700 entries and is now down to the final 3. A representative from WJEC said

College student one step nearer to dream career

A second year student from King Edward VI College in Nuneaton was selected to attend a Marine Biology Summer School at Southampton University this summer. Jade Wallace, who is 17 and lives in Weddington, was given this fantastic opportunity after her Geography teacher, Kate Phillips, encouraged her students to apply. “Jade is an enthusiastic young

King Edward VI College appoints new Principal

Principal - Uly Lyons

King Edward VI College in Nuneaton is delighted to announce the appointment of their new Principal, Uly Lyons, this month. With an excellent track record of success in the Sixth Form sector Uly brings his experience and distinctive approach to the college. Born in Durham but raised in West Ham, Uly has spent the last

Results 2015

Another record breaking year for Sixth Form College. This year has been one to remember for King Edward VI College in Nuneaton. The college was awarded an Ofsted Good in June of this year and now has achieved its highest A level result on record. The college was proud to announce the pass rate for

Enrolment Days

All 1st year Enrolment appointments for Monday 24 or Tuesday 25 August were sent out via e-mail on Thursday 16 July.  If you haven’t received yours please check your ‘junk’ mailbox, if it isn’t there please contact our Admissions department either by e-mail or telephone 024 7632 8231 (following instructions for Admissions). We wish you all the

Student Art Exhibition open to public

This week art students at King Edward VI College are exhibiting their work to the general public in the Art Block at the King Edward Road site. A level art students and Art Foundation students have joined together to display an amazing variety of artwork at the exhibition which will be open all this week.

King Edward VI College Principal Retires after 34 years in education

The first woman to lead NUNEATON’S oldest college, dating back to 1552, Dr Esther Maughan, is retiring from her post of Principal following 7 years in the post and 34 years in education. Dr Maughan started her teaching career in 1981 and she went on to become the first female principal the College has had

Students provide memorable day for Oakwood School

Twelve students from King Edward VI Sixth Form College have been devoting hours of their time to help coach sport in the community and develop their skills by completing the Higher Sports Leaders Level 3 qualification. The Higher Sports Leaders Award is a course undertaken by A level students who gain skills in coaching groups

Are small school sixth forms facing extinction?

Closures ‘inevitable’ as funding cuts bite, warn post-16 institutions Scores of small school sixth forms face closure as a result of the government decision to lower the rate of funding for post-16 education, experts claim. The warning comes as organisations representing post-16 institutions – including the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), the Association

Ofsted Joy for Sixth Form College

Staff and students at King Edward VI College are celebrating after a glowing report from Ofsted Inspectors this month. Warwickshire’s only Specialist Sixth Form College based at King Edward Road in Nuneaton was graded GOOD across every aspect of the College’s provision. A team of 5 inspectors undertook a full inspection of the college between

Students fundraising in aid of DEC Nepal Appeal

A large group of students from King Edward VI College in Nuneaton have been fundraising all week in aid of the Disaster Emergency Committee Nepal earthquake appeal. With 4% of KEC students being Nepalese the disaster has impacted those students and their friends and very quickly plans were put in place to raise money towards

Students elected as Deputy Members of Youth Parliament

Two students from King Edward VI College have been elected as Deputy Members of Youth Parliament in the Youth Parliament Elections. Natalie Payne and Humayrah Hussein, both first year students, from Nuneaton were elected last month and have now completed their residential training at Whitemore Lakes near Lichfield where they met other members of the

Students produce mural of historic college building

A mural displayed in the reception area at King Edward VI College was created by fourteen art foundation students. These students give their own account of the experience and have provided all the photography. Our initial focus for the mural was to represent aspects of the original architecture found around the college. During the process

College students trip to Berlin

The History department at King Edward VI College have taken a group of students to Berlin this month. Students are currently studying the Cold War as part of their A level History course and the trip was tailored to help the students with their studies. As part of the visit to Berlin students saw the

Sixth-form colleges: we are an endangered species

Chris Thomson, head of a highly successful sixth-form college in Brighton, has become rather good at arithmetic in recent years – particularly subtraction. A lean streak of a man, Thomson has had to tackle a series of savage cuts to his budget. While spending on schools has been largely ringfenced, sixth-form colleges have been exposed

Growing support to fund post 16 students on an equal footing with younger pupils

12 Feb 2015 Labour announces protection for 0-18 education funding Responding to an announcement by Labour Party leader Ed Miliband on protecting funding for education from 0 to 18, Martin Doel, Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges (AoC), said: “Ed Miliband’s announcement that a future Labour Government would protect education funding right the way

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