The new University of Birmingham School and Sixth Form which will be opening its doors in September 2014 will be working closely with the School of Education in its role as a leading centre for teacher training. The school currently trains around 350 new teachers a year and has been rated as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted for its teacher training provision.
The new university school will be a free, mixed ability, co-educational state school for students aged 11-16, plus sixth formers taking in students from across the city. There will be no entrance exams for admission to Year 7 and students will be admitted without consideration of religion, ability, disability, or social or financial background. Students will study a broad range of academic rather than vocational subjects, including three sciences and a modern language at GCSE in most instances, in order to prepare them for selective universities. Students with special educational needs (SEN) will benefit from the University’s expertise in SEN education. The department of Disability Inclusion and Special Needs based within the School of Education, is home to over 30 academic staff who are engaged in promoting inclusion.
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