Welcome to Aston University Sixth Form and Aston University Engineering Academy; a hub for achievement, opportunity, and progression within the Health, Business and Engineering sectors.
Aston University Sixth Form is a high-performing specialist sixth form with over 450 students located as part of AUEA's building on the edge of our sponsor Aston University Campus. Our lower school is known as Aston University Engineering Academy and has purposefully just 240 students across Years 9-11. Together they form Birmingham's University Technical College (UTC)
In my 10 years since opening AUEA, I have had the fortunate unique opportunity to meet every child and parent, interview and appoint every member of staff and support the development of this amazing educational institution from a former car park to our 720 students and 100 staff in 2021.
Life at AUEA is both exciting and rewarding. Our unique approach ensures the development of young people to be equipped with the right knowledge for life and skills for the future allowing successful and sustained careers in all aspects of STEMM including Engineering, Science, Medicine and Health, Technology and Business in all sectors and industries.
We combine exciting and innovative learning through our partnerships with industry and Aston University. An ethos built around high expectations and high aspirations.
Our role with industry continues to grow and at Aston University Sixth Form, students have more opportunities to excel and stand out than any other school or college especially with our excellent partnerships with leading organisations in the Engineering, Health and Business sectors.
We are very proud of our UTC. For the last 4 years over 80% of our Year 13/14 students proceeded onto leading STEMM university courses or apprenticeships - double the national average. This is a testament to the quality of teaching alongside the numerous industrial opportunities our students receive; thus giving them a head start into their future careers.
Enrichment activities combined with academic excellence are a recipe for success and we see this as paramount to life at our UTC. Not only do these activities help to mould our students into well-rounded citizens but also encourage a sense of pride and belonging within the UTC.
Considering which sixth form or college to choose is not a simple one, but I hope through our personal approach, website and events we can make these decisions easier. If you have questions about the academy please contact myself.