Competition Success Stories
- 2021 – National Champions – European Space Agency’s CanSat competition
- 2021 – Lord Bhattacharyya Engineering Fund – four of our students secured a higher education scholarship
2020 – UTC Navy Competition winners
- 2019 – UTC Navy Competition winners
- 2019 – Teen Tech Awards – Khalil Ismail – Innovation Award
Student Destination Success Stories
Students leaving WMG Academy go on to apprenticeships, university or work. In 2022, 99% of our GCSE students had a positive destination at the end of Year 11. Read some of our success stories for our Year 11 and Year 13 leavers here:
Having joined the WMG Academy Sixth Form in 2020, studying Maths, Physics and Further Maths, Christine left in 2022 to study Mechanical Engineering at the University of Edinburgh.
Aquee joined the WMG Academy Sixth Form in 2020, studying an Extended Diploma in Engineering. He left in 2022 for a apprenticeship at Aston Martin.
Having joined the WMG academy in Year 10, Tehillah stayed with us in Sixth Form, studying Maths, Physics and Product Design. She went onto a Power Systems apprenticeship at National Grid.
Oluwafemi entered the WMG Academy Sixth Form in 2020, studying Maths, Physics and Further Maths. He left in 2022 to study Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Warwick.
Maria joined the WMG Academy Sixth Form in 2020, studying Double Engineering and Maths. She left in 2022 to study Cyber Security at the University of Warwick.
Oliver joined the WMG Academy Sixth Form in 2020, studying Maths, Further Maths, Engineering and Computer Science. He left in 2022 to study Computer Science at the University of Nottingham.
Thomas joined the WMG Academy Sixth Form in 2020, studying an Extended Diploma in Engineering. He left in 2022 for a apprenticeship at WMG, University of Warwick.
Kapadia joined the WMG Academy Sixth Form in 2020, studying an Extended Diploma in Engineering. He left in 2022 for a apprenticeship at London Electric Vehicle Company.
Joe left WMG Academy in August 2021 to become a project manager with HS2.
Henri left WMG Academy in 2021 after securing a degree apprenticeship in transport planning at Arup.
Henna joined the Ministry of Defence as an apprentice in nuclear engineering after completing her studies at WMG Academy in 2020.
Rhianna left the WMG Academy in 2020 to join Rolls-Royce as a nuclear submarine engineering apprentice.
Chloe left WMG Academy Coventry in 2020, after studying BTEC Engineering and A level Product Design.
Despite the onset of the global Coronavirus pandemic, Chloe received five different apprenticeship and university offers, so the choice was hers! She is now earning and learning, after starting a Degree Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering with Atkins. Chloe is studying for her degree with the University of Warwick while earning a salary, working for design, engineering and project management consultancy Atkins. The company is also paying her university tuition fees.
Chloe said, “Going to the WMG Academy means you get to find out about opportunities. You get to learn about CVs, assessment centres and apprenticeships and there is a lot of support available.”
Would you like to be saving for a house at the age of 18? Meet Cameron. He’s already earning, and by the age of 22 he’ll be on £32k a year.Cameron said, “The WMG Academy has given me the opportunity to get more out of life. Before joining the WMG Academy I was a school boy. Afterwards, I was a professional, ready for the workplace. I’m 18 and I already have a Help To Buy ISA. I’m set up for life, not just for work.”Cameron left WMG Academy at the age of 17 to start an apprenticeship with Aston Martin. He’s earning money, studying and working for a top company.
Katherine beat 8000 applicants to be awarded a place on the prestigious Jaguar Land Rover Degree Apprenticeship Scheme.
Katherine now earns a salary, has her tuition fees paid by the company and is able to combine work and study.
Katherine said, “The WMG Academy gave me the confidence to be able to push myself. It’s different from other schools and sixth forms because you gain so much experience of the outside world. The industry work experience placements allowed me get better grades and improve my CV.”
Katherine’s mum said, “Because of the atmosphere at WMG Academy, Katherine has grown into a confident young woman. The students are treated like adults and Katherine responded very well to that from day one. She felt the world of work was at her fingertips.”
Joel Ambrose Brown
Joel is currently studying Product Design at Brunel University and believes WMG Academy gave him the edge when securing his place. He said, “Because of the WMG Academy, I have a better work ethic and more independence. The teachers are very welcoming and helpful. They help you take your first step and then you learn how to deal with businesses yourself.”
Joel’s mum said, “I am delighted we took the big risk of leaving his old school, as Joel was really happy at WMG and he’s now very happy in life. He was exposed to industry standard practice and that’s down to coming to the WMG Academy.”
Miranda is now a qualified Civil Engineer with Morgan Sindall, after graduating with a Master’s Degree from Coventry University. She feels her time at the WMG Academy equipped her with skills difficult to find at other schools and colleges.
She said, “The reason I was able to walk into my job at Morgan Sindall so easily was because of the WMG
Academy. The staff put their trust in you and don’t treat you like a child. When you’re given responsibility, you excel and want to do more with your life. Before the WMG Academy, I thought it would be hard to be a woman in Engineering, but now it doesn’t make any difference. If you are good at something and enjoy it you shouldn’t let anyone or anything stop you.”
Joe left the WMG Academy with A grades in Maths, Physics and Chemistry A Levels and a Distinction* in Engineering. He is now studying Computer Science at York University and is putting skills learnt at the WMG Academy to good use.
Joe said, “I like how they teach at the WMG Academy. There’s an integrity of relationships that you don’t get anywhere else. It’s quite hard work but it was worth it for me. I made good friends and I was very happy there.”
Alex is now studying Physics at our partner university, The University of Warwick. He left the WMG Academy with A grade A Levels in Maths, Further maths and Physics, putting his success down to hard work and also support from academy staff.
Alex said, “The staff take more of an interest in you. It’s not like they are doing a job; they genuinely care. I had great teachers the whole time and I received continuous support and careers advice.”