Our students are prepared for life in the real world
Our careers provision is second-to-none, helping all of our students progress on to apprenticeships, university or employment. Throughout their time at WMG Academy, students work alongside local, national and global companies which set projects for assessment as part of their curriculum.
Alongside this we have a bespoke careers programme aimed at guiding students as they make choices about their future destinations.
The academy is buzzing with activity every day as visitors from businesses work with students to offer careers advice and share their industry knowledge with experience and passion.
Our focus on careers includes teaching students about communication, presentation skills and interview technique along with a focus on the important value of character in the workplace, all to equip them for life outside the academy.
As an academy we are committed to upholding the eight Gatsby benchmarks of good career guidance. For more information click here. (https://www.goodcareerguidance.org.uk/)
As a careers-focussed academy, all students will be invited to one-to-one and/or group careers appointments and workshops, which will help them achieve a foot in the door to their preferred career. WMG Academy also provides a careers portal which can be accessed by students and parents and is updated regularly with apprenticeship vacancies, university open days, courses, application deadlines and work experience opportunities.
The academy’s careers lead Mrs Paula Carmichael is on hand to offer guidance five days a week. She can be contacted at email@example.com
Many of the academy’s Year 11 students stay on in for WMG Academy’s sixth form, which was ranked number one in the Coventry schools performance tables in 2019. Others head to college or apprenticeships. Students are selected for WMG Academy’s sixth form based on academic performance, business behaviours and attitude to learning.
Year 13 leavers go to university or apprenticeships, including higher and degree apprenticeships.
University destinations and courses
Students apply to university in their first term in Year 13. Previous students have gone on to study subjects including physics, maths, cyber security, civil engineering, law, medicine and design. In 2019 WMG Academy had the highest number of A*-B grades in the whole of Coventry at A-level.
Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study. As an apprentice you’ll:
- work alongside experienced staff
- gain job-specific skills
- earn a wage and get holiday pay
- get time for study related to your role (usually one day a week)
Levels of apprenticeship:
|Name||Level||Equivalent educational level|
|Higher||4,5,6 and 7||Foundation degree and above|
|Degree||6 and 7||Bachelor’s or Master’s degree opportunities.|
Ofsted said of WMG Academy Coventry:
“Pupils are well prepared for their next stages in education and for life in modern Britain”.
“Pupils are confident and articulate; they work well independently and in groups. Many are excited by their studies because they understand the relationship between their lessons and their future careers.”