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Sixth Form Handbook

Year 12 Applications for September 2021.


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 6/7 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

Aston University Sixth Form are accepting applications for September 2021 please register your details and an application form will be sent to you via email.

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. 

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

Elite and Academic Pathway 

  • Excellent reference from your current school
  • Average GCSE Grade 6/B 
  • At least a Grade 5 in English and Mathematics 

Specific Subject Entry Requirements

  • A Level Mathematics at least a Grade 7/A 
  • A Level Further Mathematics at least a Grade 8/A 
  • A Level Biology, Chemistry and Physics at least a Grade 6/B 
    • For Dual award GCSE Science Students, applications will be considered on their merit. 

Professional + A Level  Pathway 

  • Excellent reference from your current school
  • Average GCSE Grade 6.5/B+
  • At least a Grade 5 in English and Mathematics 

Professional  Pathway 

  • Excellent reference from your current school
  • Average GCSE Grade 5.5 
  • At least a Grade 5 in English and Mathematics 

Technical  Pathway 

  • Excellent reference from your current school
  • Average GCSE Grade 4.5 
  • At least a Grade 4 in English and Mathematics

Oversubscription Process.

The Aston University Engineering Academy Birmingham operates a sixth form for a total of 360 students. 200 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 or higher number of 200 (depending on course availability).

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 (detailed  information on left)

  1. If a course is full existing pupils at the Academy will be given priority for that course.
  2. Where courses are oversubscribed preference will be given to students with the highest GCSE grades in that subject/related subject.
  3. In the event that a tie break situation occurs, this will be decided by earliest date of application

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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Helen Walklett
Helen Walklett
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