Apply to join WMG Academy Solihull
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
- GCSE Core and Additional Science (triple GCSE available)
- PE, PSHE and RE are all non-examined
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 Systems and Control.
In addition, students are able to choose either 2 or 3 choices such as:-
- Triple Science (converting Double Science to the 3 separate Sciences)
- Computer Science
- Art and Design
- Business Studies
- Product Design
- OCR National in i-media
- Modern Foreign Languages: French
Application for Year 10 is through the local education authority where you live. More information
Key Stage 5 (Sixth Form)
In the sixth form we offer A-levels, technical qualifications or a combination of both. Courses we offer including A-levels, BTEC and OCR Technical qualifications. Our minimum entrance requirements for BTEC courses in the Sixth Form are 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including either English or Maths. Students wishing to study A Levels will be expected to have achieved a minimum of a grade 6 at GCSE in a chosen subject although for Mathematics and Physics, a grade 7 is recommended.
Following the offering of places in Spring 2019, students will be asked to attend a guidance event where they can discuss their options and intended career pathways, to decide on their programme of study for Post 16.
Further details on admissions can be found in the WMG Academy admission arrangements for 2019-2020.
(NB: Any student who does not have a minimum of a grade 5 in GCSE English language or Maths will have to retake this as part of their Sixth Form programme).
You can apply for Year 12 directly through the academy. More information
Or you can register an interest for future years.
WMG Academy Solihull Prospectus
Download the WMG Academy Prospectus here.