The Full Student Experience

Life at KGV is inspiring, rewarding and lots of fun too! Find out about everything we offer so you can get the most out of your college experience.

Get the most from your college experience

Careers advice & guidance

Here at KGV, we are committed to providing all our students with an outstanding level of careers education, information, advice and guidance including help with university applications, one to one appointments, drop in sessions, employability workshops and CV guidance.


Enhance your future career, develop work related skills and extend your subject knowledge with our exciting range of extra-curricular opportunities.


KGV has fantastic facilities. From our state of the art science labs to our multi million pound creative arts building, we've invested in all areas to make sure you have the best possible environment to learn and succeed.

Trips & Visits

Learning isn't just for the classroom! KGV students benefit from a wide range of exciting trips and visits, allowing them to apply their knoweldge to real life examples, both near and far.


Whatever you are studying at KGV, you can still play your favourite sport! All students are welcome to try out for one of our competitive sports teams including Football, Netball, Rugby, Hockey, Badminton and Basketball, sign up for our Sports Academy or just make use of our excellent facilities and play sport for fun and relaxation.

College Chaplain

Ben, our College Chaplain is here to support any of our students (whether they have a faith or not) and can help with everything from day to day advice to questions about deeper life.

The King's Scholarship

When applying to KGV, academically outstanding Southport school pupils can apply for a £1000 King's Scholarship.
We also have KGV Scholarships, available to all students, whichever school they attended, who excel academically, in music, the arts or sport.

Study Hub

Our Study Hub offers a great space for you to extend your subject knowledge through independent study. Students can access thousands of resources through the library catalogue and online subscriptions. Find out more..

Find Out More and meet our Study Hub team

The Application Process

Taster programme

Don’t miss the opportunity to take part in subject sessions and activities to help you decide which A-Levels are best for you. Throughout the year, we run regular taster programmes for students from years 9, 10 and 11 as well as our A-Level Masterclasses. There are also our key open events plus a range of activities in our partner high schools, so there are lots of opportunities to discover everything you need to know.

How To Apply

Applying to KGV is easy. Browse through our prospectus or online course pages to find what subject(s) you’re interested in. Then if applicable choose between A Levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma or a mixed study programme. When you’re ready to apply you then submit your application online.

Course Discussion

Once you have applied to KGV you’ll be invited to book and attend a Course Discussion at the College. This one-to-one appointment will give you the opportunity to talk through your course options and future aspirations with a member of staff, and discover all you need to know about studying at KGV.

Enrolment Information

Once you have applied, had a course discussion and accepted your offer, you will be emailed an individual enrolment link. Clicking and completing this link is the first of our two-part enrolment process to secure your place at KGV Sixth Form College. Find out more...

Meet our students

Rachel Appleton
Rachel Appleton

As a friendly, local college with the personal touch, KGV had everything I wanted. It's comfortable environment suited me and I felt I would learn as much, if not more here, than anywhere else. That’s certainly been the case and I’m really looking forward to going to University.

Kate Hornby
Kate Hornby

The Library Study Centre is a brilliant facility; it has loads of books so you can fill in the gaps in your knowledge or expand your learning beyond the classroom.

Josh Thistlethwaite
Josh Thistlethwaite

The teachers have always pushed me to go into more detail with my assignments which has really expanded my learning and enabled me to get the highest grades.

Daniel Hampton
Daniel Hampton

I had lots of people telling me how great KGV is and I would definitely recommend it myself. The labs have everything you need and the teachers are always giving me feedback on my work so that I can achieve my best possible grade.

Support Through College

We have a dedicated support and progress team here to help with all support issues you may have.

Dispelling the myths

College is quite different from school, you’ll be treated like and adult and follow your own timetable, organising your time and completing assigned work outside of lessons.

Visit our Travelling to College page to find out how to get to KGV College. You can also apply for a travel pass to cover the cost of transport to the College (terms and conditions apply).

If you’re finding it difficult to choose between subjects you can always find out more about them at one of our OPEN EVENINGS. We also offer a Taster Programme for pupils in Years 9,10 and 11 and Masterclasses for Year 10s and 11s where you can try one of courses to see if it is a good choice for you.

Visit our Schools page to find out more.

Many of our students choose to study three A-Level courses, although high achieving students can request to study four subjects.

A mixed study programme allows you to choose three subjects from a combination of A-Levels and BTEC 'A-Level Equivalent' Qualifications (two A-Levels and one BTEC). This flexible programme means you can choose courses that match your strengths and interests.

If you choose to study a BTEC 'Extended Diploma' or T-Level, which is equivalent to three A-Levels, you would be studying that one subject full-time, rather than a combination of subjects. These combine theory and practical experience in one specific sector.

If you aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course you will not need to pay any course fees. However, there may be other costs associated with your course such as trips, visits or kit.

Depending on your circumstances you may be eligible for financial support. Contact our Reception team to find out how we can help you.

College term times

Autumn Term 2024

Half Term
Monday 21 October - Friday 1 November (inclusive)

Spring Term 2025

Half Term
Monday 17 - Friday 21 February (inclusive)

Summer Term 2025

Half Term
Monday 26 May - Friday 30 May (inclusive)