Aston Academy is a secondary converter academy in Sheffield, UK, within the jurisdiction of Rotherham Local Education Authority. As of October 2017 there are 1745 students on roll, including 232 in Post 16, of which 22% are disadvantaged. The Academy was rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted in its recent inspection (February 2014). In 2016, the Academy achieved a GCSE Progress 8 score of +0.04, and a 5 A*-C pass rate, including English and Mathematics, of 68.2 %. In 2017, students sat AS examinations in the majority of subjects, with a smaller number of subjects choosing not to enter students for AS examinations. The vast majority of Post 16 students follow a pathway of three A Level subjects, or equivalents, with only a small number of students typically studying four subjects. Aston Academy is located in an area with a POLAR3 score of 3, with many of the surrounding areas falling into the second quintile, indicating a slightly lower than average progression into HE.
Careers Advice and Guidance at Aston Academy
My name is Sarah Sykes and I am the Careers Adviser at Aston Academy. I have worked for many years as a Careers Adviser in other schools and colleges in Sheffield and am very pleased to have the opportunity to help students here at Aston Academy.
I am based in M19 near to reception. I work every day and will happily welcome any student if they wish to visit me to ask for advice and information about their career plans. I am available every lunchtime from 12:15 pm.
I offer individual guidance appointments to students at key transition points in their school career (typically in Y9, Y10, Y11, Y12 and Y13.) I welcome parents/carers to these appointments and will send letters in advance to students’ home addresses to notify interested parties of the date and time scheduled.
I would like to take this opportunity to recommend some useful websites for students and parents/carers to browse in order to help with the sometimes bewildering career decision making process. Please see the websites below:
For helpful careers information about specific jobs, ideas exploration and vocational sectors:
https://careersyandh.co.uk (information about the labour market in Yorkshire and the Humber)
To search and find post 16 courses, colleges, schools and apprenticeship providers:
Apprenticeship information and vacancy details:
www.youthi.org.uk (Rotherham based vacancies)
www.sheffieldfutures.org.uk. (Sheffield based vacancies)
To research university degrees, choices, studying abroad and potential postgraduate careers:
www.astarfuture.co.uk (Studying abroad)
To research STEM related careers:
www.futuremorph.org. (STEM careers)
www.rcs.org (Chemistry related careers)
The Y11 consultation evening took place on in November 2017.
Please click on the link below to download a copy of the revision booklet that has been given to all Y11 students.
ACET operates within the statutory Admissions Code of Practice, this being to ensure that all school places for maintained schools (excluding maintained special schools) and Academies are allocated and offered in an open and fair way. To view the Admissions Code of Practice, please use the link below:
The following members of staff are no longer available for the Y10 consultation evening on 31th January 2017: