Sixth Form

Sixth Form

We aim to offer a specialist programme, rich in music education and opportunity, which meets the needs and interests of our learners.  

All students who choose to study with Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust have access to:

  • Brand new, state of the art facilities 
  • Dedicated study and social spaces 
  • The latest technology, including their own laptop device complete with industry-leading software 
  • Our online platform of study resources  
  • Bespoke pastoral and wellbeing provision 
  • An extensive enrichment programme which supports pupils to further develop their skills, qualities and attributes ready for entry into higher education or the world of work

Through our partnership with the CBSO, students who study at Shireland CBSO Academy also have access to opportunities including: 

  • Tuition in their chosen instrument(s) 
  • Music theory tuition 
  • An on-site, state of the art auditorium  
  • Brand-new rehearsal spaces 
  • Recording studio 
  • Performance opportunities 
  • Masterclasses from world-renowned musicians 
  • Bespoke enrichment and career opportunities through the CBSO


Please note that applications remain open throughout the year – it’s not too late to apply!

  • Tuesday 24 October 2023: Sixth Form Open Evening.
  • October 2023 (shortly after the Open Evening): Applications open.
  • Early 2024: Attend your consultation evening appointment. We aim to ensure that you are well supported throughout your application. As part of this, we invite you and your family to attend a consultation evening to discuss your choices and offer advice and guidance. This is not an interview. Following your consultation evening appointment, we will send you a conditional offer letter.
  • May to June 2024: GCSE exam season!
  • June 2024: Attend our induction programme to meet your new teachers, new classmates and start your academic studies.
  • 22 August 2024: GCSE Results Day! Once you have collected your results, you can then come and enrol with us. Here we will confirm your subject choices. If you don’t meet the entry requirements, we will look at what other courses we can offer you, subject to availability.
  • September 2024: Your academic studies in Sixth Form begin!