Sixth Form

Welcome To Sixth Form

Welcome to Shire Oak Academy Sixth Form. Our aim is to provide a high quality, supportive environment, offering full-time level 3 academic and vocational qualifications that equip students with the skills and attributes for a successful future in higher education, employment and life. We are a highly successful provider of an extensive range of full time A-Level courses and vocational courses.
Here at Shire Oak we aim for every student to leave with the best academic qualifications they can achieve alongside enhanced life skills, great experiences and lifelong memories. We offer students with a choice of pre-university general education, we also offer a Core Maths qualification, alongside a varied enrichment programme to enhance students’ non-academic skills.

Latest News

Our Year 11 transition day for students looking to join our sixth form will take place on Tuesday, 28th June 2022. 9am start in the KJ common room. There is no requirement to wear uniform on this day.

To make an application to our Sixth Form please click on the link above. Applications are welcomed from both current Shire Oak students and from students from other schools who are looking for somewhere to study in September 2022.

Our Sixth Form Football Team played Aldridge School with a convincing victory of 7-1. 2 goals from Danny Hopkins and 1 each from Cian Daniel, Oscar Wyton, Joe Sedgwick, Louis Kimberley and Jake Skelding. Impressive performances were seen all over the pitch but particular mentions to the centre back pairing of Connor Dunphy and Oscar Wyton who were extremely assured at the back and midfielders Archie Barr and Jake Skelding who created numerous chances throughout.

Sixth Form Information

We are really proud of our year 13 destinations for our cohort in 2021.

Destinations Year 13 Summer 2021 %
% of students going on to University 70%
% of students going to Russell Group Universities 21%
% of students going on to Apprenticeship/college 15%
% of students taking Gap Year 9%
% of students going on to Work 6%
% of students unknown/or not placed 0%

A large number of our students (79% including gap year students) have gone on to university with 21% of students gaining a place at a Russell Group University. This includes two of our students going to study medicine at Birmingham University. We wish all of our year 13 students the best for their future and look forward to hearing about their success in the coming years!

Any student or parent who is unhappy with the handling of application for bursary funding or wish to make an appeal should follow The Mercian Trust’s complaints procedure. It is important to note that appeals for Levels 1 & 2 bursaries on the grounds of income levels alone are unlikely to result in a revised decision. Complaint forms are available from here