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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.
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Please contact the Information & Guidance Team on (01704) 530601 for more information.
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.
Our KGV scholarship programme is designed to reward our high achieving students. Scholarships are offered to prospective KGV students who have the potential to achieve great things with us and can be used for a variety of different purposes.
The Application Process
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.
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.
Once you have applied and accepted your offer, you will be emailed an individual enrolment link. This will complete the first part of your enrolment, securing your place at KGV Sixth Form College. Details of when to expect this email will posted be here soon.
Meet our students
Rachel Appleton, Chemistry A Level
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, Classical Civilisation A Level
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, IT A Level Equivalent
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, Applied Science A Level Equivalent
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.
Library and Study Centre
Our College Library and Study Centre 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 Library and Study Centre team
Support Through College
We have a dedicated support and progress team here to help with all support issues you may have.
Dispelling the myths
How is college different from school?
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.
How will I get to college?
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).
I'm interested in a lot of subjects, how do I choose between them?
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.
Can I choose A Levels and a BTEC?
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, which is equivalent to three A Levels, you would be studying that one subject full-time, rather than a combination of subjects. The Extended Diploma combines theory and practical experience in one specific sector.
Do I need to pay for my course?
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.
Can I get financial support?
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
Summer Term 2023
Monday 29 May - Friday 2 June (inclusive)
Autumn Term 2023
Monday 16 October - Friday 27 October (inclusive)
Spring Term 2024
Monday 12 - Friday 16 February (inclusive)
Summer Term 2024
Monday 27 May - Friday 31 May (inclusive)