FROM ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE TO EXTRA-CURRICULAR CLUBS AND INTERNATIONAL TRIPS – JOIN OUR WELCOMING AND INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY AT WGS
This time next year we hope you will be looking forward to starting at Wolverhampton Grammar School. This year’s new starters have already enjoyed plenty of opportunities to visit us, meet their new Year 7 tutors and start to make friends. This is because we prioritise making everyone feel at home as they transition to senior school.
All Year 7 students at WGS have their own iPad and Apple pencil and digital learning is fully integrated into daily school life. This is not however at the expense of traditional texts and face-to-face teaching.
Our blended learning approach successfully empowers our students to interrogate and investigate independently whilst benefiting from the best mix of offline and online resources, which are hand-picked to maximise pupil outcomes.
Our Year 7 Induction day takes places before the start of the new academic year. There is no need to worry about being alone, mixed classes mean new friendship groups form quickly. Year 7 classes benefit from two tutors providing outstanding individual attention. Inter-form competition is encouraged with opportunities to compete in sport, Pokémon Go, Minecraft, bake-off, general knowledge, tug-of-war and much more!
Moving into Year 8, students formally join the Senior House system as a member of Jenyns, Moreton, Nechells or Offley House, spanning Years 8 to Upper Sixth. Extra-curricular life is all important and the range of 100+ clubs, international trips, music and sporting tours is unrivalled locally.
Subject choice at WGS Wolverhampton Grammar School offers a broad curriculum in the arts, sciences, sport and academic fields. Modern languages teaching gives equal weighting to both French and German so that when GCSE options are considered, students have the same foundation in both. Drama and Design Technology will have been offered since Year 7 too.
At GCSE there is the choice to take all three sciences or specialise in just two. Moving up to Sixth Form we offer 20+ A-level subjects and two Cambridge Technical qualifications. Our academic results speak for themselves, with consistent success in the annual public examinations at GCSE and A-level.
Our Wellbeing curriculum is region leading and adapts to world events and developments. Topics include healthy eating, mental health, relationships, personal finance and first aid.
Tailored careers provision ensures all students are fully prepared as they leave Sixth Form. Our bespoke programme includes mock interviews, work experience, workplace visits, university visits, Oxbridge preparation, degree apprenticeship insight and 1:1 guidance.
Entrance to Year 7 will be assessed on January 18 and 19, 2024, for entry next September.
We highly recommend that prospective families visit us on Saturday, October 7. Scholarships and Bursaries are available at age 11 years and 16+.