Sixth Form

The school aims to develop and maintain a thriving and successful sixth form community based on high expectations, where high standards and high levels of achievement are the norm in academic study and in all aspects of sixth form life.

Sixth Form Prospectus 2019 entry (Sixth Form Prospectus)

Sixth Form Open Evening, Wednesday 21st November 2018, 5.30pm – 8pm. 

All students and their families are invited to attend speeches by Headmaster and Head of Sixth Form; visit subject leaders and students to find out more about the A-Levels and other opportunities on offer.

Entry Requirements for the Sixth Form at Aston

Minimum Entry Requirements – For entry September 2019

The minimum requirements for entry into Aston’s Sixth Form are:

  • Minimum seven passes at grades 5-9, including at least grades 6 in English and Mathematics.
  • In order to study a subject at A-level a student must have achieved at least a grade 7 at GCSE in that subject
  • In order to study further Mathematics, a student must have achieved at least a grade 8 in Mathematics at GCSE level

Aston’s Year 11 students may have a ‘Transition Interview’ with a senior member of staff in the spring term to discuss their post 16 education. The vast majority of Aston’s year 11 students will progress to our sixth form.

External Applications

Applications can be submitted from December 2018

Closing Date Friday 1st February 2019

We welcome applications from ambitious students from the Birmingham area and beyond.

All external students applying for a place in the sixth form must fill in the schools application form.

Download here:  6thform-application-form-for 2019 entry            

A Level Subjects

The following A level subjects will be on offer in 2019:
Art, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Studies, Drama and Theatre, Design Technology, Economics, English Literature, French, Geography, German, Government and Politics, History, I.C.T., Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics and Psychology.

Subjects will only run if they are selected by eight or more students and may run in collaboration with partner schools depending on uptake.

Students will also have the option of undertaking an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).

Dress Code

In line with the expectation of high standards, students are required to wear a dark ‘business’ suit, a shirt suitable for wearing with a suit, and polished shoes. A sixth form tie will be purchased from the school on induction.

Extra Curricular Activities 

Students are encouraged to take advantage of the school’s extensive programme of enrichment activities. Sport, Music and Drama are all of a very high standard and these, along with a great number of other clubs, societies and activities, provide our students with a wide range of opportunities to develop their interest and aptitudes outside the classroom. There is also a wide ranging programme of community and charity activities in which sixth form students are encouraged to play a leading role.

The Sixth Form Guidance System

The school aims to encourage the academic, personal and social development of each individual student, to foster positive attitudes and values, to develop a sense of community and responsibility and to support each student throughout his time in the Sixth Form.

The main elements of the Guidance System are:

  • The Induction Programme
  • Academic target setting, monitoring and reporting
  • The Pastoral Programme
  • Careers and Higher Education guidance
  • The Enrichment Programme