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.
For September 2013
The minimum requirements for entry into Aston’s Sixth Form are:
All students entering year 12 will be expected to study four subjects at AS level, plus an enrichment course.
Aston’s year 11 students will 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.
Each year Aston invites applications from ambitious students from the local area and beyond. The number of places available varies ( from 25 to 35 in recent years ) Minimum entry requirements are the same as above, although there is considerable competition for places.
The Sixth Form Prospectus is published and is available from the school office. Application forms are included.
The Sixth Form Open Evening takes place on Monday November 12th, commencing at 6:00 pm.
Aston’s sixth form courses are all academic A levels. Students will study four subjects at AS level in year 12 and will continue with three of these in year 13 to A level. All students will also follow a course in General Studies, Citizenship or Critical Thinking which will also be examined. There is also an opportunity to undertake the Extended Project Qualification.
The Following Courses are available:
Applied ICT, Art, Biology, Chemistry, Computer studies, Design/Technology, Economics, English Literature, French, German, Geography, Geology, Government and Politics, History, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Philosophy and Ethics, Psychology, Physics.
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.
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 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
APPLICATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED