Shireland Collegiate Academy
OVER the past 10 years Shireland Sixth Form has steadily grown, becoming a vibrant place to study, with over 26 A-level and BTEC subjects to choose from.
“The Sixth Form represents the final stage of formal education and as such is the passport to the future”, explains Mr Dave Irish, Principal for Shireland Collegiate Academy.
“Therefore, our Sixth Form programme supports and develops not only our students’ academic progress but also gives many opportunities to develop new skills through our Futures programme, work experience and many other extracurricular programmes.
“Our Sixth Form will help to develop the levels of independence that are required. We help students decide what the next steps will be whether that is university, apprenticeship or stepping into the world of work.” Our results speak for themselves. In summer 2021 we attained 100% pass rate in all our main curriculum subjects, with one in every three of our students’ grades being either A* or A. This meant many of our students progressed on to their first choice at university, reading a wide range of subjects including Computer Science at King’s College London, mechanical engineering at Loughborough and history at UCL.
During these recent challenging times, Shireland Sixth Form continues to provide a secure, supportive working environment, whether that is face-to-face in lessons or remotely using online lessons. “Our students receive their own laptop to use whilst they are in Sixth Form, which gives them unrivalled access to tailormade online resources, designed by their teachers”, explains Mrs Denise Fox, Head of Sixth Form.
“Our reputation for this level of support and use of up-to-date technology are just two of the reasons why we are seeing an increase in the number of applications being received by students from across the community. This is often from personal recommendation by family and friends. I am proud of the happy, vibrant Sixth Form we offer and would encourage anyone thinking of applying to do so, we would love to hear from you.”