Most pupils arrive at Wrekin College at the age of eleven, but many join at thirteen (Year 9) and at Sixth Form. There are around 440 pupils in the school, of whom 140 are in the Sixth Form.
The curriculum follows the normal path to GCSEs taken in the Fifth Form and A Level in the Sixth Form - every effort is made to teach according to pupils' abilities, and to stretch the most able well beyond the demands of the syllabus.
Teaching is organised in academic departments, the Heads who report to the Deputy Head (Teaching and Learning), who oversees all academic matters and reports directly to the Headmaster.
Pupils' academic progress is closely monitored. Each pupil meets their personal tutor twice-weekly in order to discuss academic matters (and to cover relevant Personal, Social, Health, and Economic Education topics). Heads of Key Stage (KS3: FIrst to Third Form, KS4: Fourth and Fifth Form, KS5: Sixth Form) oversee and monitor progress of pupils over each crucial stage of their academic development, coordinating information from teachers and supporting the work of tutors of pupils in those year groups. Parents receive detailed reports regularly throughout the year and have a formal opportunity to meet their child's teachers twice per year to discuss progress. Our Head of Careers advises pupils throughout their time at school, and the Head of Sixth Form offers expert advice on university applications.