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WMG Academy named top sixth form in Coventry

Top sixth form in CoventryWMG Academy Coventry has been ranked as the top sixth form in Coventry, according to official school performance tables published this week.

The academy's sixth form is number one out of 26 in the city, ahead of all state-funded and independent schools.

WMG Academy Coventry boasts the only sixth form in the city to be classed as 'well above average' in the Government's main sixth form measurement, Progress Score.

It is also the top non-fee paying sixth form for percentage of students achieving at least AAB at
A-level.

WMG Academy Coventry Principal Mr Matt Brady said: "We are thrilled to be recognised as number one in Coventry. It is testament to the hard work and commitment of our staff and students."

WMG Academy Coventry achieved a 100% pass rate at A-level and BTEC in 2018.

The academy in Mitchell Avenue opened in 2014 and is now the number one University Technical College in the UK for students moving on to higher and degree apprenticeships, with companies paying students' university tuition fees and a salary.

It is rated 'Good' by Ofsted across all categories and is partnered with the University of Warwick and businesses including Aston Martin, Bosch, National Grid, Severn Trent, Rolls-Royce, Meggitt, WMG and Jaguar Land Rover.

The closing date for sixth form applications for September 2019 entry is 31st January. Apply here

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For more information email c.lewis@wmgacademy.org.uk or call Calista Lewis on 024 7642 6896.

Notes to editors

 

WMG Academies offer world class education for students aged 14-19 who want to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering and maths. With the support of sponsoring companies, this approach prepares them for the challenges of the 21st century in companies, further education or at university.

Employer Partners for WMG Academy for Young Engineers include:

Aston Martin, Automotive Insulations, Bosch, Cummins, Dassault Systemes, DCS Group, Jaguar Land Rover, Meggitt, National Grid, Oleo, Prodrive, Ricardo, Sarginsons, Savery Hydraulics, SCC, Squires Gears, Sure Track, Tata Motors, University of Warwick , Vinci Energies, WMG.

WMG Academy for Young Engineers is currently accepting applications for students to start in September 2019.

Fri 25 Jan 2019, 14:13 | Tags: WMG Academy Education

Students zoom in to win Fastest Car Award in World Finals

Students zoom to World FinalsFour Coventry teenagers are celebrating after the car they designed was named the fastest in a worldwide competition.

Abi Hirons, Callum Kennedy, Eddie Hodierne and Elias Khimasia – known collectively as Academy Racing - returned to a winners’ welcome following their success at the F1 in Schools World Championships in Malaysia this week.

The team, all students at WMG Academy in Mitchell Avenue, Coventry, had spent a year designing, building, testing and racing their miniature Formula One car, Titan 22.

Some 26,000 schools took part in the F1 in Schools competition, which challenged students to create a CO2 powered car to travel 20 metres as fast as possible. Titan 22 reached the finish line in just 1.084 seconds.

Team member Eddie Hodierne, 17, said: “It was an amazing feeling to know we had designed the fastest car award in the world finals.

“It was an immense amount of pressure to put something so successful together but we worked hard and I am very proud of the team.

“It was overwhelming to see everyone in the school come turn out to welcome us on our return.”

Thu 12 Oct 2017, 13:04 | Tags: WMG Academy Education

WMG Academy Celebrates 100% Engineering and 99% A-level Pass Rate

Academy StudentsStudents at WMG Academy Coventry are today celebrating a 100% pass rate in BTEC engineering and 99% across all A-levels.

The academy also saw 85% of engineering students awarded three Distinctions or higher in BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering, with over a third (35%) gaining the highest possible grade of three Distinction Stars.

Thu 17 Aug 2017, 10:42 | Tags: WMG Academy Education

WMG Academy celebrates 'Good' Ofsted rating

WMG Academy students

Students and staff at a Coventry academy are celebrating after receiving a ‘good’ rating in their first ever Ofsted report.

WMG Academy for Young Engineers was praised for its business ethos, teaching standards and student behaviour, as well as its safeguarding and leadership.

The report, released this week, revealed: “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.”

Fri 28 Apr 2017, 10:45 | Tags: WMG Academy Education

Coventry’s Teen Race Team Crowned UK Champions

WMG Academy winnersFour talented teenagers from a Coventry academy have taken the chequered flag after being crowned national champions in a Formula One competition.

Elias Khimasia (15), Eddie Hodierne (17), Abi Hirons (16) and Callum Kennedy (16) – otherwise known as Academy Racing - won the UK championships of the annual F1 in Schools competition at Silverstone.

The four team members, who are all students at WMG Academy for Young Engineers, are now heading to the world championships in Malaysia to compete against teams from 44 countries.

Callum said: “The competition was amazing - a real life changing experience. We have never worked so hard in our lives but it all came good in the end.”

Tue 04 Apr 2017, 11:06 | Tags: WMG Academy STEM Education

Multi-prize winning academy race team reach national finals

Pupils from the WMG Academy for Young Engineers, CoventryLast week the WMG Academy for Young Engineers race team, Academy Racing, won 3 awards at the regional F1 in schools competition finals and motored their way into the national finals hosted by Silverstone Circuit, the home of British motor racing.

The regional finals took place at the Shireland Collegiate Academy in Smethwick. Academy racing, headed up by Eddie Hodierne (17) won awards for best research and development, best team identity and were awarded second place overall.

Tue 07 Feb 2017, 11:09 | Tags: WMG Academy Education

Professor Lord Bhattacharyya appointed as new trustee at Baker Dearing Educational Trust

Professor Lord Bhattacharyya with Lord BakerProfessor Lord Bhattacharyya has been appointed a trustee on the board of the Baker Dearing Education Trust.

Lord Baker and Lord Dearing created the Baker Dearing Educational Trust in 2007 to develop and promote University Technical Colleges (UTCs).

Professor Lord Bhattacharyya has already played an integral role in the development of two University Technical Colleges – the WMG Academies for Young Engineers in Coventry and Solihull. The two state of the art learning campuses cater for students from Coventry, Warwickshire, Solihull, and Birmingham.

Starting his career as a graduate apprentice at Lucas Industries, Professor Lord Bhattacharyya became Britain's first ever Professor of Manufacturing. Throughout his career he has been a passionate advocate for engineering innovation and the revival of British industry.

Mon 06 Feb 2017, 15:31 | Tags: WMG Academy Lord Bhattacharyya

Lord Kenneth Baker visits WMG Academy for Young Engineers

Lord BakerLord Kenneth Baker, Baron of Dorking, British politician, former Conservative Member of Parliament and cabinet minister, visited the WMG Academy for Young Engineers in Solihull on Tuesday (15 November), to show his support for the work of the University Technical College.

The Royal Academy of Engineering has highlighted that the UK will need a million more engineers and technicians by 2020, which will require doubling the number of engineering apprentices every year. Under the leadership of Kate Tague, Executive Principal of the WMG Academies Trust, the WMG Academy in Solihull is playing a key role in addressing this need by creating a crucial link between national and local employers, parents and universities.

Lord Baker said: “I’m pleased to be visiting the WMG Academy for Young Engineers, Solihull, which is the Lord Baker2nd UTC supported by WMG and Jaguar Land Rover. I’ve been impressed by what I’ve seen, all of the pupils are enthusiastic and excited about studying engineering. With the need for more skilled engineers, the Academy gives these pupils the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge progressing into a higher apprenticeship, university or a job. I wish all the pupils good luck in their studies.”

 

Wed 16 Nov 2016, 14:16 | Tags: WMG Academy Education

WMG Academy students gearing up for a fresh start at university

WMG AcademyStudents from the WMG Academy for Young Engineers are set to further their studies after successfully securing places at Coventry’s universities.

Based in Canley and opened in 2014, the WMG Academy for Young Engineers has been recognised as an exemplary University Technical College and is transforming the lives of local students by educating the region’s new generation of engineers as well as providing Coventry and regional companies with fresh engineering talent.

Ten local students starting their university studies locally this autumn are from the WMG Academy’s first graduating class, which saw a 100% pass rate in engineering.

Wed 05 Oct 2016, 10:21 | Tags: WMG Academy Education

Jaguar Land Rover presents fastest ever selling Jaguar to new engineering focused Academy

Dr Ralf Speth (CEO Jaguar Land Rover), Kate Tague (Executive Principal), Professor Lord Bhattacharyya (WMG), Yr10 Pupil Kyran Carrington, Associate Principal Stewart Tait

The new WMG Academy for Young Engineers in Solihull opened its doors to its first pupils on Wednesday 7th of September. However, it had to open those doors a little bit wider when Jaguar Land Rover provided the Academy with their very own Jaguar F-Pace car.

The F-Pace was recently declared the fastest ever selling Jaguar in the company’s history and it is sure to provide powerful inspiration and enviable opportunities for students studying at the engineering focused Academy.

Fri 16 Sep 2016, 16:24 | Tags: WMG Academy Education

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