CTC Kingshurst Academy
(previously The City Technology College, Kingshurst
) is an education establishment in Kingshurst
. It was the only City Technology College
to offer post-16 students the opportunity to study the International Baccalaureate
instead of A-levels
. It also offers the options of studying for GNVQs
in various subjects.
Under the name of "The City Technology College, Kingshurst", the establishment opened in 1988 as Britain's first CTC
. Mrs Valerie Bragg was the Principal Emeritus. The College has developed a partnership in education
, bringing together the world of industry, commerce and education and has very good results. From an all ability intake, 95% of Year 11 students achieved 5 or more GCSEs at grades A* to C or equivalent (2003).
The College now accommodates over 1,500 students of all abilities from 11 to 19 years of age. The College is situated on the eastern outskirts of Birmingham in the suburb of Kingshurst, North Solihull. The College serves the East Birmingham
and North Solihull areas.
Kingshurst refers to itself as a "dynamic organisation, continually changing and progressing to meet the demands of the ever changing world". This is in part illustrated by the school motto "Fear not Change". When the College opened, 83% of students in the... Read More