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View the AUEA curriculum document for a detailed look at the courses that are available.

Available Courses

For full details of Aston University Sixth Form please visit the sixth form section of our site or download the parent handbook.

KS4 Handbook

Year 10 Applications for September 2018.

An exciting opportunity to find out more about AUEA and what makes us different as Birmingham's University Technical College (UTC).

Events will include, Principal's welcome, admissions information, workshops and activities designed to demonstrate our curriculum, a chance to speak to members of staff, and meet with our industry partners.

AUEA is a co-educational University Technical College for girls and boys aged 14-19, and admits students in to Year 10 and Year 12 each year.

It is expected that ALL applicants for entry to Year 10 believe that specialist engineering focused education in a University Technical College is most appropriate to their child’s needs, and that they support the distinctive ethos, policies and procedures of AUEA.

How to apply

There will be 156 places for students from across Birmingham and the West Midlands to join us in Year 10 in September 2018.

To register your interest and receive an application pack click here.

YR10 Apply Here

Year 10 Oversubscription arrangements.

The 2018 Pupil admission number (PAN) for Year 10 is 150. 

Where the number of applications for admission is greater than the published admission number, applications will be considered against the criteria set out below. After the admission of pupils with statements of Special Educational Needs where the Aston University Engineering Academy Birmingham is named on the statement, the criteria will be applied in the order in which they are set out below:

  • Looked After Children in the care of a local authority;
  • Distance between home address and the nodal point nearest to that address for 50% female students and 50% Male students. Distance will be calculated according to a straight line measurement between the applicant’s home and the nodal / measuring point (as the crow flies). In the event that a tie break situation occurs for the distance criteria, a random allocation tie break will be used. 

The PAN for the year of entry will be divided equally across each of six nodal points across the city. 50% of the allocated PAN from each of the nodal points will be allocated to each gender. Should there be fewer than 50% of applicants for a given nodal point for each gender; the remaining places will be allocated to the applicants living closest to other nodal points of either gender.

The points have been selected to allow access to the Academy for pupils living in a wider area than that local to the school. Railway stations have been selected as the nodal points for their obvious links to engineering, to allow a good geographical spread of points and to encourage pupils to use public transport when travelling to school. There is one nodal point in each of Birmingham’s six area networks.

The points selected are:

  • Hall Green Station
  • Moor Street Station
  • Perry Barr
  • Stechford Station
  • University Station
  • Wylde Green Station

Waiting List

If Aston University Engineering Academy (AUEA)  is oversubscribed in any year group, all unsuccessful applicants will be placed on a waiting list and informed by AUEA.

The list will operate in accordance with the oversubscription criteria defined for Year 10 and for Sixth Form and will operate until the end of the academic year. This will be maintained by AUEA.

Appeals

Aston University Engineering Academy will ensure that parents and relevant children will have the right of appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel if they are dissatisfied with an admission decision of Aston University Engineering Academy.

The arrangements for appeals will comply with the School Admission Appeals Code. The determination of the appeal panel is binding on all parties.

We will prepare guidance for parents and relevant children about how the appeals process will work and provide them with a named contact who can answer any enquiries they may have about the process.

Further information on the admissions arrangements for the Academy can be downloaded here.

Admissions Policy

Book you place at one of our open evening or open events.

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View the AUEA curriculum document for a detailed look at the courses that are available.

Courses

For full details of Aston University Sixth Form please visit the sixth form section of our site or download the sixth form handbook.

Sixth Form Handbook

Year 12 Applications for September 2018.

All engineering and science learning areas are specifically designed to ensure that learning is practical, ‘hands-on’ and set in an industrial context.

You will need to be motivated to strive for excellence and be expecting at least grade B GCSE in Mathematics and Science.

Aston University Engineering Academy will ensure you feel supported through an innovative approach to tutor time and by linking you to a mentor.

We will also support the development of your employability skills through a range of leadership opportunities.

We look forward to receiving your application and welcoming you to AUEA. Each year we have 180 places [subject to change]  for applications for Year 12 students applying to Aston University Sixth Form.

How to apply

To register your interest and receive an application pack click here.

YR12 Apply Here

Entry requirements.

To join Aston University Sixth Form you will need to be motivated to strive for excellence and be expecting at least grade B (6) GCSE in mathematics and science.  

Conditional offers are subject to you meeting our minimum entry requirements which are:

  • Excellent reference from your current school
  • 5 x A*-C or 9-5 Grades at Level 2/GCSE including English
  • At least a Grade 5/B in Mathematics and Sciences
  • At least a Grade 5/B in the subjects you wish to study at  A Level (8/9 for Further Maths).


Oversubscription Process.

The Aston University Engineering Academy Birmingham operates a sixth form for a total of 360 students. 180 places overall will be available in Year 12 (the Year 12 ‘capacity’).

The Pupil admission number (PAN) for Year 12 is 60.

This is the number of places which will be offered on an annual basis to eligible external applicants. If fewer than 120 of the Academy’s own Year 11 pupils meet entry criteria and progress into Year 12, additional external pupils will be admitted until Year 12 meets its capacity of 180.

The Aston University Engineering Academy Birmingham has places for up to 360 students in the 16-19 age range who meet the minimum eligibility criteria of:

  • 5 GCSEs at Grades 9 to 5 including English with a minimum of Grade 6 in Maths and Science subjects
  • Subject specific entry requirements as listed in Post 16 enrolment documents (e.g. Handbook) 

Where courses are oversubscribed preference will be given to students with the highest GCSE grades in that subject/related subject.

In the event that a tie break situation occurs, this will be decided by earliest date of application

If a course is full existing pupils at the Academy will be given priority for that course.

External pupils will be offered alternative course options according to course availability. There will be a right of appeal to an Independent Appeals Panel for unsuccessful applicants.

Further information on the admissions arrangements for the Academy can be downloaded here

Admissions Policy

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