WMG Academy for Young Engineers is today celebrating the success of their Y13 students; their first cohort to graduate with a 100% pass rate in engineering and over a quarter of its students gaining places at Russell Group Universities.
Students have achieved great success in their academic and vocational qualifications with 55% achieving A*-C pass rate.
Jo Lopes, Head of Technical Excellence for Jaguar Land Rover, Chair of Governors at the WMG Academy said, “I am delighted with the first cohort results. Our vision for a business-like and business-led approach has yielded good results with 100% pass rate in engineering in both Principal Learning and BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering. Students are going on to a range of superb destinations from Russell Group universities through to advanced level apprenticeships.”
Kate Tague, Executive Principal said,
“This is a major milestone for our first cohort of students. Our engineering results of 73.3% at A*-C in technical engineering and 85% for 3 A level equivalent at A*-C for BTEC Extended Diploma Engineering is fantastic.
The focus and success of the WMG Academy is academic achievement but equally important are technical and employability skills. Our students have an impressive range of destinations with, 28% of those who have applied accepting places at Russell Group Universities and a superb range of apprenticeships. We are very proud of everything they have achieved and wish them every success for their future careers in Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics.”
WMG Academy parent Andrew Savage said
“I ‘m delighted with William’s results today. During the past 2 years, the dedicated teaching ad business interaction from a wide range of companies including Aston Martin, JLR and National Grid greatly “adds value” to the learning experience for the students. With William securing one of the first degree apprenticeships with Aston Martin it is a fantastic start to a career”
The WMG Academy for Young Engineers is one of 30 University Technical Colleges, which are government-funded schools that train 14-19-year-olds in science, engineering and technology. The Academy are unique in their approach to education as they provide the opportunity for students to gain a variety of business and engineering skills, which employees are seeking, in addition to studying core curriculum subjects.
Students, at the Academy, are given the opportunity to gain skills by working on projects with local and national businesses. These businesses contribute ideas, challenges and projects which add to the variety and practical applications of the Academy’s curriculum.
This business like and business led approach coupled with purpose built teaching and learning facilities, including state of the art engineering halls and CAD suites, significantly contributes to the improvement of education for students who desire a career in engineering as well as broader business sectors.
Young people can join in Year 10 at the age of 14 or in Year 12 at the age of 16 or 17. Students complete GCSEs and A Levels as well as a technical qualification. To find out more, join us for our Open Day on Saturday 8th October 2016 from 10am-3pm or visit our website www.wmgacademy.org.uk
Alex Buxton - Media Relations Manager
Tel: 02476 150423
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Lisa Barwick, WMG, University of Warwick Tel: 024 76 524721 or 07824 540845 L.Barwick@warwick.ac.uk