Founded in 1883, Birmingham-based King Edward VI Aston School is a boys’ grammar and specialist sports college. One of the seven schools that make up the Foundation of the Schools of King Edward VI, Aston teaches over 750 boys aged 11-18.
As expected of a sports college, King Edward VI Aston School places particular emphasis on a range of sporting activities and also focuses attention on more creative outlets, such as music and drama.
Address: King Edward VI Aston School, Frederick Road, Aston, Birmingham B6 6DJ
County: West Midlands
Admissions Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, 0121 327 1130
School Type: Boys’ Grammar
Number of pupils: 757 (approx.)
Number of Places in Year 7: 120
Open Day Date: Various: July – October
Exam Date: September
Exam Board Type: CEM 11 Plus (University of Durham)
All grammar schools in Birmingham follow the admissions criteria of The Grammar Schools of Birmingham Consortium. Only pupils who reach the required standard via an 11 Plus entrance exam will be considered for entry to King Edward VI Aston School.
In line with the Consortium’s guidelines, prospective Year 7 students are selected for admission based on their combined, age-standardised score in the 11 Plus exam. Pupils must attain the minimum ‘qualifying score’ in the exam to be considered for a place. However, due to the popularity of King Edward VI Aston School, not every child who achieves the qualifying score can be offered a place.
Applicants are ranked according to their test score and, if test scores are equal, places will be prioritised as follows:
More information about the admission policy of King Edward VI Aston School can be found on the school’s website.
To apply for a Year 7 place at King Edward VI Aston School, parents must register their child directly with the Grammar Schools of Birmingham Consortium; this can be done online. Parents are also obligated to complete a Local Authority Preference form.
Parents and carers will receive their son’s 11 Plus test results in October, with Year 7 places allocated early, the following March.
The King Edward VI Aston School exam consists of two test papers, each lasting approximately 50 minutes. The papers are split into individually timed sections that cover:
Most of the questions across the two papers are multiple-choice and children will be required to answer on a separate sheet.
To maximise your child’s chances of success in the King Edward VI Aston School 11 Plus exam, you need to be organised and motivate your son to stick to a study plan. Investing time early in his preparation will help to keep stress levels lower as the exam date approaches. Take a look at our 11 Plus guide for parents, which will give you an overview of the exam and what to expect of the 11+ process from start to finish.
Birmingham is a very competitive grammar school area and King Edward VI Aston School is usually oversubscribed. So, 11 Plus revision is a must if your son is going to gain a place at the school. Practice test papers are a great way of preparing your child for the 11 Plus exam.
Your son will need to have excellent time management for the CEM 11+ Plus exam, as it is relatively fast-paced. Our practice papers are an effective tool for improving students’ time management skills.
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