After two years of studying through a global pandemic Shireland Sixth Form students are able to finally celebrate their academic successes.
Students have smashed the record for the number progressing to Russell Group universities with 12 confirmed places at University of Birmingham alone. In addition, places have been secured at Kinds College London, Nottingham, UCL, Warwick, Loughborough, UEA, Aberystwyth, De Montford, Hertfordshire and Northampton. Close to home, Aston, BCU Wolverhampton and Coventry remain popular destinations.
Students are also going on to study an impressive array of subjects. Medicine and allied health care professions remain a firm favourite, yet there are also courses confirmed for computer science, cyber security, modern languages, physics, history, drama and theatre, architecture, pharmacy, illustration, food and nutrition, engineering, 3D games design and international tourism.
Of note are the higher number of students who are progressing on to degree apprenticeships – including Mott MacDonald and Capgemini. This is a great achievement as competition for places was fierce.
Head of Sixth Form, Denise Fox, said:
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you student leadership team for their hard work in organising the year books and hoodies, as well as the tutors, Sixth Form Team and staff who came into the Academy today to join in the celebrations. Thanks also to our families for your continuing support and involvement. And finally to our students – you have been a great year group. Keep in touch and let us know how you get on!