Wednesfield High Specialist Engineering Academy

Our Sixth Form

The Sixth Form at Wednesfield High will offer you the opportunity to study a wide range of both academic and vocational courses, providing you with the qualifications you require to follow your chosen career path.

As part of an 11-18 Academy, the Sixth Form benefits from high quality teaching that understands how to build upon previous knowledge and skills. Staff do pride themselves upon the excellent working relationships they have with our Sixth Form students.

The 2016 results were excellent at both A level and in vocational subjects ensuring students achieved the grades to progress onto their chosen university, apprenticeship or into employment. We provide an outstanding level of support for our students and believe that a three way partnership between the students, parents and the school is key to achieving excellence. Parents will receive regular contact through reports and parents evenings and we strongly encourage regular contact home via subject and form tutors to ensure students are happy within school and to resolve any issues that might arise.

Sixth form students are in their own tutor groups. Your form tutor will support you in all aspects of Sixth Form and will have regular tutorials with you to review your progress. Your subject tutors will ensure you are provided with the highest level of academic support for your studies. A wide and varied enrichment programme will ensure you have so much more to offer than your academic attainment for prospective Universities, Apprenticeships and employment.

We pride ourselves on being a vibrant, welcoming and inclusive Sixth Form. Wednesfield High has such a wonderful family atmosphere that students, whilst excited for their future, really do not want to leave us!

What we can offer you

Students can apply to study a maximum of four subjects. The academy offers a mixture of academic and vocational courses. Study programmes are personalised and students can select a subject of their choice within each option block provided they have met the entry requirements.

Option blocks for 2017 are below:

Block A
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Childcare
  • Science
  • Sociology
Block B
  • Health and Social Care
  • History
  • ICT
  • Maths
Block C
  • Geography
  • Media
  • Physics
  • Product Design
  • Psychology
Block D
  • Art
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • English
  • Sport

All students will be required to select an enrichment activity to participate in on a Wednesday afternoon. Enrichment activities include:

  • Community Sports Leaders Award
  • Extended Project (EPQ)
  • Independent learning Programme
  • Sport
  • Public speaking/presentation skills
  • Young enterprise scheme: run your own business
  • Finance management

Lesson 7 attendance, where timetabled, is compulsory. Essential guidance and further enrichment opportunities are provided within these sessions.

You will receive advice and guidance on:

  • UCAS applications
  • How to write a personal statement for UCAS applications
  • How to develop your self-esteem and confidence
  • Teambuilding skills
  • CV writing
  • Study skills and how to manage your workload.

You will also have further opportunities to enrich your education during lesson 7; examples of sessions include:

  • Paired reading with year 7
  • Driving test theory preparation
  • First Aid
  • Budgeting
  • Self defence
  • Young enterprise scheme
  • Budding journalist
  • Fitness club

We are very conscious that Universities, apprenticeship providers and prospective employers look for the wider skills a student possesses that will not only complement academic attainment but also enhance their organisation.

Find out more and apply

A copy of our prospectus and an application form can be found on the school website and can also be collected from reception.

How to apply

Complete an application form (available on our website and also from the Academy reception) and send in to Mrs Beazley.

Contact name:
Mrs R Beazley
Assistant Headteacher
Wednesfield High Specialist Engineering Academy
Lichfield Road
WV11 3ES
Tel: 01902 558222

Visit our website at:

Sign up