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Year 11 Taster Day for Sixth Form - advance information. We are inviting all prospective students in Y11 that have applied and been interviewed to try out our subjects with our teachers here at the academy on the morning of Thursday 29th June. Get to know more about your future sixth form! Details will follow. Please keep this date free. Ramadan Mubarak to all those observing Ramadan.

Our specialisms

Ark St Alban’s Academy our specialisms: mathematics and engineering

We have developed our engineering and mathematics specialism with the following objectives:

  • To raise standards of attainment across all areas
  • To contextualise, unify and lend coherence to the curriculum
  • To develop independent learners who understand the connections between disciplines
  • To support cross-curricular and project based learning
  • To use engineering processes as unifying elements, applying problem solving techniques and relating learning to real life contexts, across the curriculum
  • To explore engineering and mathematics as means of developing solutions for challenges in the world
  • To provide a pathway for our students to develop into economically productive citizens concerned for the moral and spiritual wellbeing of others
  • To explore ethical issues including respect for the natural environment and the creation and distribution of wealth
  • To provide high quality academic and vocational education by working with business partners including Aston University, Birmingham Metropolitan College, BMW Hams Hall and Cadbury
  • To enable students to learn about engineering and mathematics through practical links with local engineering and manufacturing companies, benefitting from the resources offered by the city
  • To work with industry and further and higher education to enhance our curriculum and prepare students for progression beyond 16
  • To enable students to understand the potential of engineering as a high status academic and practical discipline
  • To use engineering as a focus for learning and a way of thinking right across the curriculum and especially in mathematics, science and technology