Supporting student success
Millennium Point works with Birmingham City University's Faculty of Computing, Engineering and The Built Environment to offer a free undergraduate STEM degree.
The 2017 prize was awarded to Sagal Qodah, who has studied at Ark St Alban’s for 7 years. Sagal is now in her first year studying Civil Engineering and said ‘I can’t believe I won the scholarship. Having my tuition fees paid for is going to do a lot for me, and it a weight off my mind. In the final, I spoke about how Civil Engineering can support the planet. I'm so excited to be able to pursue my passion at BCU and I hope I can go on to put the skills I learn to help clean the planet!’
Sagal is the second Ark St Alban’s student to win the prize, Malik Sheryar, who is now in his third year studying Mechanical Engineering at BCU, won the prize in 2015.
Careers Education and Guidance
Careers Education and Guidance (CEIAG) plays an important part in the lives of students at Ark St Alban’s Academy. Our programme is designed to meet the needs of all students and is differentiated and personalised to ensure progression through activities that are appropriate to students’ stages of career learning, planning and development.
Weekly, whole school Future Readiness sessions underpin the programme as Form Tutors work with students delivering information & guidance relevant to particular age groups. In addition, all students see a qualified careers advisor at least two times throughout key stages 4 and 5.
Every student engages with universities and employers to raise aspirations and widen understanding of available degree courses and the careers available through them. Many students participate in a wide range of extra-curricular careers activities and a comprehensive mentoring programme.
A broad range of opportunities and employer led project work is available to sixth formers including access to lucrative university bursaries. Furthermore students are encouraged to serve the school community through a series of academy initiatives.
A dedicated Director of Post 16 Progression works across the academy to ensure the quality of our careers work, developing corporate and university partnerships to enhance provision.