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King Edward VI Academy

King Edward VI offers every child the opportunity to fulfil their academic, creative and sporting potential to ensure each and every child achieves academic success.

Sixth Form Offer

At King Edward VI Academy we pride ourselves in offering a range of A-Level, BTEC and IFS courses, our current programme is listed below.

AS Level / A Level

  • Art
  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • English Literature

  • Maths

  • Finance

  • Geography

  • History

  • Law

  • Physics

  • Religious Studies

  • Spanish


  • Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Business
  • Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Performing Arts
  • Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport

CeFS and DipFS

  • CeFS Certificate in Financial Studies
  • DipFS Diploma in Financial Studies

Continued Professional Development for Sixth Formers is also provided so that they can gain a certificate in:

  • Mentor Training
  • Safeguarding Training
  • Literacy Support

King Edward VI has wireless internet throughout the building to allow flexible use of IT both within lessons and in study periods.

Students also have the opportunity to apply for a bursary from Spilsby Grammar School Trust on an annual basis to assist with the cost of study.

Our uniform has also been chosen by our Sixth Formers and the blazer, tie, jumper and sportswear. In addition to student handbooks, academy rucksacks and personal secure lockers in house bases.

Entry Policy

All students are welcome at King Edward VI Academy.

Students sign a learning agreement and parents are sent a copy, as we expect our students to demonstrate a positive commitment to learning and conduct, acting as role models for the academy.


Type of Course  

Minimum Academic Entry Requirements  

A Levels  

5 Grade 4 - 9 GCSEs (or equivalent) including English and Maths   

Minimum GCSE grade 6 for A level study   

Minimum GCSE grade 7 for A level Maths and Physics study   

Level 3 BTEC  

5 Grade 4 – 9 GCSEs (or equivalent) including English and Maths