Year 12 Applications for September 2022.

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
Admissions and Marketing Manager
Amanda Johnson
Amanda Johnson
Admissions and Marketing Administrator