Studying with us
Key Stage 4 (Year 10 & 11)
In Key Stage 4 our curriculum is built around a core programme of learning with a focus on STEM subjects. Students will build a solid foundation of knowledge and skills leading to GCSE qualifications and, where appropriate, the English Baccalaureate.
The curriculum will be designed to ensure that the majority of students take at least 8 qualifications, with exception made for those students for whom a smaller number is more appropriate. The core education programme will be delivered through themes, linked to the technical specialisms and to employer set challenge projects. ICT will be integrated through all learning within the Academy.
The core curriculum is:
- GCSE Mathematics
- GCSE English Language
- GCSE English Literature (studied in Year 10)
- GCSE Core and Additional Science (triple GCSE available)
- PE, PSHE and RE are all non-examined
- Cambridge National Engineering Manufacture
Our specialist engineering qualifications are delivered through employer-led projects to ensure that students experience a real-world challenge, develop their engineering knowledge and practice their employability skills. All students study OCR National in Manufacturing and can choose OCR Nationals in Engineering Design and/or GCSE Electronics.
In addition, students are able to choose either 2 or 3 choices such as:
- Business Studies
- Computer Science
- Product Design
- Triple Science (converting Double Science to the three separate Sciences)
- GCSE Electronics
- Cambridge National Engineering Design
For more information about individual subjects in KS4 please see the Curriculum Booklet below.
Key Stage 4 (Years 10 & 11)
The emphasis of our Year 10 & 11 (Key Stage 4) curriculum is on science, technology, engineering maths but we also offer core subjects such as English, plus options including art and languages at GCSE level.
Download full details of our Key Stage 4 curriculum here.
Key Stage 5 (Sixth Form)
In the Sixth Form we offer A-Levels, technical qualifications such as BTEC and OCR Cambridge Technical, or a combination of both.
Students in the Sixth Form will typically pick three A-Levels or the equivalent in size such as the L3 BTEC Engineering Extended Diploma. Alongside their chosen subjects, students will have the option of choosing an additional enrichment activity such as the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).
Subjects available to study in the Sixth Form include:
A-Level Computer Science
A-Level Further Mathematics
A-Level Product Design
Level 3 Cambridge Technical In Business (Extended Certificate)
Level 3 Cambridge Technical Engineering (Extended Certificate)
Level 3 BTEC Information Technology (Extended Certificate)
Level 3 BTEC Applied Science (Extended Certificate/Diploma)
Our minimum entrance requirements for BTEC courses in the Sixth Form are 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and Maths. Students wishing to study A-Levels will be expected to have achieved a minimum of a grade 6 at GCSE in the chosen subject. For Mathematics a minimum of a grade 7 is required, for Further Maths a grade 8 is needed. Students wishing to study A-Level Physics are strongly advised to take A-Level Maths.
Relationships, Health and Sex Education
During the Summer Term, Year 10 Students are studying:-
Types of relationships
Domestic violence and abusive relationships
Forced and arranged marriages
Sexism and gender prejudice
Bullying and body shaming
During the Summer Term, Year 12 Students are studying:-
Work Experience Week
Review Work Experience
Y12 Mock Exams
Y12 into Y13 Induction
Personal Statement Writing part 1
Destinations recorded by tutors – any issues flagged
End of Year Celebration
For more information about individual subjects in KS5 please see the Curriculum Booklet below.
Key Stage 5 (Sixth Form)
In the sixth form (Key Stage 5) options include A-levels, technical qualifications or a combination of both.
Find full details of our Year 12 curriculum.
Download full details of our Key Stage 5 curriculum here.
Download the BTEC Handbook for WMG Academy Coventry here.