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Our Sixth form is built around a set of core values:

  • Our ethos of ‘All Different, All Equal, All Achieving.’ underpins everything we do here at Aston Manor Academy.
  • Providing a stimulating environment in which students learn exceptionally well and develop life skills that prepare them for the future and help them to succeed in further education and thrive in the career of their choice.
  • Blending tradition with innovation to provide A-levels and a wide range of BTEC Level 3 courses to allow all students to thrive and succeed.
  • A successful sports academy in football and basketball, combining studies with daily training and representing the academy in competitive leagues in conjunction with the Aston Villa Foundation and Aston Basketball.
  • Helping students grow into deeply considerate, responsible, compassionate and community-aware young people.
  • Maintaining our grade as an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ sixth form and contining to provide a curriculum that allows all students to achieve their personal best.

Our aim at our sixth form is to build on the outstanding achievements of Aston Manor Academy,  providing continuity of study for students and ensuring high student retention rates, excellent academic results and an excellent record of entry to universities. We have a proven track record of 100% of students going onto their preferred higher education course or apprenticeship programme.

As part of our enrichment, there are opportunities for students to liaise with local universities and apprenticeship providers. Key speakers are invited into school to share advice and guidance around applying for university. Sports clubs, work placements and residential trips also complement students’ sixth form experience.

We warmly welcome you to  visit us and see the outstanding quality of education at Aston Manor Academy for yourself.
Jill Sweeney

Sports Academy

Our Aston Manor Sports Academy is one of the first-of-its-kind in Birmingham and offers a fantastic opportunity for talented young people to pursue their passion while gaining important qualifications that will enable them to be successful. It is one of our biggest success stories and we attract students from all over the Midlands. Our academies  include football and basketball, where both boys and girls can study a range of A-level and vocational subjects alongside daily training and competitions.




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Transition and Induction Year 12

Induction for Year 12 students joining us in September 2024

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Sixth form open evening

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A-levels are mainly assessed through exams and involve greater in-depth study. A-levels also tend to be more academically focused than practical. You will also be expected to complete more self-directed study and reading for the subject areas you have chosen.

A-levels are excellent and well known, but can be demanding. They allow you to progress onto virtually any university course, as long as you choose a suitable combination of subjects and achieve appropriate grades. You will choose three subjects in Year 12 and continue with these until the end of Year 13.

Vocational Subjects

Vocational courses are specialised, work-based courses that primarily involve practical learning, but there are also some theoretical elements.

Some vocational courses also include one or two days a week of work placement as part of the course, which provides an opportunity for work-related learning. For further information, Anchor this to the content below on vocational courses

How to Apply

External Applicants only

Please complete the application form and return to the sixth form office. You can find the application form here or, alternatively, request an application form from the main office.

Already a student at Aston Manor Academy?

Sixth form staff will arrange a presentation for all Year 11 Aston Manor Academy students to tell them more about progressing to sixth form and how to apply.

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Year 12 Future Choices 25 June 2024

Our Year 12 students had a great day at the UCAS Careers event held at the NEC Birmingham. This annual event provides a great opportunity for pupils to meet universities, colleges, apprenticeship providers, and employers, and ask them questions, so they can start to consider which pathway best suits their future career plans.

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Year 12 Higher Education Decisions 25 June 2024

Today, Year 12 students could choose from a range of external providers to visit with a focus on specific courses and careers.

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Year 12 Mock Interview Day 12 June 2024

Our interview panel, provided some great feedback

I had some amazing conversations with Aston Manor Year 12 students and almost all of them plan to go to university. They are very driven and have clear career goals.

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