Shireland Sixth Form

About Us

A rich experience

As part of the core timetable, all students are required to attend lessons for ‘Futures’ and ‘Transferable Skills’. These 2 programmes dovetail together, with ‘Futures’ offering you an insight in to the opportunities beyond Sixth Form for higher education and the world of employment. In ‘Transferable Skills’ you learn how to become an effective undergraduate and the skills needed to complete a week’s work experience towards the end of Year 12.

Increasingly universities are looking for students to demonstrate their enthusiasm and motivation for their subjects, as well as securing high grades at A Level and BTEC. Our students can develop their interests through being involved with our Enrichment Programme. This is tailor-made year on year, depending on the interests of the students. For example, in the summer of 2017 our Year 13 students embarked on a paired reading scheme with our Year 7 students and children in our local primary school. Our performing arts students played to packed out audiences at Groove on Down the Road at Birmingham Hippodrome and a dedicated group of Product Design students found success when they came 1st in the regional finals and 4th in the national finals of the Jaguar Landrover Challenge. Our students can complete Duke of Edinburgh Awards and take part in the National Citizen Service. Other enrichment opportunities being planned for next year include:

  • Pre-med Programme
  • Pre-law Programme

Students also engage in a wide range of events both locally and nationally. Visits to university open days and conferences, as well as attending seminars by visiting external speakers are all part of our Enrichment Programme.