Welcome to WMG Academy Coventry
Our first cohort of students in both Y11 and Y13 have secured world-class destinations after two years of dedicated work towards their academic qualifications in a business-led environment.
University of Warwick, University of Leeds, University of Leicester, University of Birmingham, University of Loughborough, University of Lancaster, University of Bangor
Jaguar Land Rover, National Grid, BMW, Mondelez, Tata Technologies, Balfour Beatty, Mercedes-Benz, MTeC, Covcon, Envisage
Our greatest destination achievement is the selection of 4 students (25% of the national intake) at Aston Martin. These include 1 degree level apprenticeship (W Savage) and 3 advanced level apprenticeships (L Freemantle, S Wiggington and C Barnes).
‘It was a huge decision to move our Son away from a school that he was comfortable and happy at, to the untried and untested Academy. We really liked the concept of the Academy and we hoped that his experience there would contribute to him having a competitive advantage when entering the ‘real world’. I have no doubt at all that his experience at the Academy, and the confidence he gained in an engineering environment, was a significant contributory factor in his securing the apprenticeship with JLR.’
Father of Student (Y11 – 2016)
We are delighted to be able to celebrate our students’ exam successes from this, our very first cohort. Two years ago we set up Coventry’s first University Technical College (UTC) and we are delighted that the decision by parents and students to join a brand new academy has been validated with a rewarding results portfolio.
Here are few of the headlines, however there are so many individual success stories at ALL ability levels.
Level 2 (GCSE and Cambridge Nationals)
95% A*-C pass rate in Art & Design (National Average 75.9%)
79% A*-C pass rate in English (National Average 60.2%)
76% A*-C pass rate in MFL (National Average 71.5%)
61% A*-C pass rate in Additional science (National Average 59.7%)
Individual Student Successes
S. Newman – (1xA*, 6xA, 2xB), M. Castle – (2xA*, 3xA, 4xB), S. Sothlingham – (3xA*, 3xA, 3xB), S. Sutton – (5xA, 6xB), K. Bosamia – (4xA, 4,B (including 3.9 APS beyond target)), E Harries – (6xA, 3xB)
J. Prewett, S Hart, B.Lloyd, J. Rawbone, J. Fennell, S. Wiggington, R. Bartlett
All of the abover students secured Level 2 passes across 3 engineering qualifications (Engineering Design, Manufacture and Principles).
Luke Silver secured Level 2 passes across 3 engineering qualifications (Engineering Design, Manufacture and Principles) and a distinction level award in Systems and Control.
Level 3 (A-Level and BTEC)
100% pass rate in both BTEC Extended Diploma (worth 3 x A-level) and Principal Learning in Engineering (worth 1.5 A-level).
100% A*-B in English and Further Maths
52% A*-B in Mathematics
36% A*-B in Chemistry
32% A*-B in Physics
Individual Success Stories
T. Siksek (A*, A, A, A), P. Barber (A, A, A, B), H. Miles (A*, A, B, B), W. Savage (A, A, C, C)
NB. D=Distinction J. McCreath (D*D*D* in BTEC), R. Hyare (D*DD in BTEC), J Benjamin (D*DD in BTEC), A. Vinning (D*D*D in BTEC)
And many more – so many of you have individual success and we wish you well at the next stage of your lives…
Our school is like no other school. We’re turning the traditional approach to education on its head by putting real, business-focussed, practical problems and challenges at the centre of the curriculum.
Students will learn by doing things, making things, designing things and creating things – just like businesses do every day. Team work will be the norm. In this way our students will be much better prepared for the challenges which follow, whether they be in companies, in further education or at University.
Starting an education revolution
The WMG Academy is part of an education revolution. We are taking all that is good from mainstream education and adding in a host of skills that will prepare our young people for employment or Higher Education. For our students education is exciting. We give them an experience with real value; one that will lead to a diverse range of positive progression pathways for every single student.
Working with the University of Warwick and some of the biggest employers in the region means that we have shaped our curriculum from day one to ensure we produce students with a professional ethos and culture that is in high demand in today’s working world. With a longer working day, high academic standards and business-led dress code, our expectations are clear to all our learners
Our vision is to deliver a dynamic curriculum, underpinned by a radical learning and teaching approach, designed around the needs of both students and employers. Our innovative new learning environment has been designed to engage students and generate an excitement for the engineering opportunities that will shape the creation of the high-value products of tomorrow.
Our close working relationships with employers are a key feature of our curriculum; they set our learners technical projects based on the day-to-day problems and situations they have to resolve in their companies. Team working will be the norm for our students – they will work together to develop skills that employers value: problem-solving, creativity, leadership, communication, resilience and the ability to respond to change.
Not the easy option
Students studying at the WMG Academy can expect a challenging and exciting curriculum which will help them grow and develop their skills and progress into higher or further education or employment.
University Technical Colleges
The WMG Academy for Young Engineers is a University Technical College (UTC). UTCs are schools for 14-18 year olds which are led by businesses and a University. You can find out more about UTCs on their website.
- What a professional start our new Y10 & Y12 students made today. Looking forward to the return of Y11 & Y13 at 8.30am tomorrow. 2 weeks ago
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