Connexions Expo Careers Fair July 2024: Discover A Shireland Education at Sixth Form

Sixth Forms across Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust are set to exhibit at the Connexions Expo Careers Fair, a free event for young people aged 14-25 that offers a valuable platform to explore future education and training opportunities. The event will feature a range of exhibitors including employers, apprenticeship providers, colleges and universities.

The careers fair will take place on Saturday 13 July 2024 from 12.00pm-4.00pm at Sandwell Valley Park, Salter’s Lane, West Bromwich, B71 4BG.


Shireland Collegiate Academy Sixth Form

Based in the heart of Smethwick, Shireland Collegiate Academy Sixth Form is dedicated to academic excellence, fostering a dynamic student community with a national reputation for innovation, growth and success. Led by exceptional teaching, students are equipped with the skills and knowledge to excel and develop their talents with confidence, complemented by an extensive extra-curricular programme.

Head of Shireland Collegiate Academy Sixth Form, Ben Brogan, said: “Making the right choice for where and what to study after completing your GCSEs is an important one.

“At Shireland Collegiate Academy Sixth Form, our mission is to provide the best provision in the area and be the preferred choice for our community. Our sixth form experience nurtures, challenges and supports our students in successfully preparing them for life beyond school.”

Visit Shireland Collegiate Academy’s website for more information and to apply for September 2024.


Shireland CBSO Academy Sixth Form

Located in West Bromwich, Shireland CBSO Academy is the first state school in Britain established in partnership with a national orchestra. Working with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Academy provides students with a unique educational experience that combines the best of creativity and academics, alongside opportunities to pursue musical excellence.

The Academy’s sixth form offers an unrivalled experience for students, including a range of A level and BTEC qualifications delivered by expert teaching, supported by exciting enrichment opportunities and strong pastoral support. This includes free music tuition and grading, which is available to all students regardless of whether they choose to study music at A level or BTEC.

This includes state-of-the-art facilities and purpose-built performance spaces such as recording studios, practice rooms and sport, art, design and drama facilities, creating an optimal environment for academic, musical and personal growth.  

Amy Danks, Head of Sixth Form at Shireland CBSO Academy, said: “We are proud to serve Sandwell and the wider West Midlands with an exciting post-16 provision. We value education and recognise the significance of choosing the right sixth form for your future.

“We are ambitious for students and foster an environment where they can excel, explore opportunities with confidence and acquire relevant skills for their chosen industries. Additionally, they will be creating unforgettable memories that will last them a lifetime.”

Visit Shireland CBSO Academy’s website for more information and to apply for September 2024.


Shireland Biomedical UTC Sixth Form

Located in West Bromwich, Shireland Biomedical UTC prides itself as the UK’s first University Technical College (UTC) specialising in the Health Sciences, offering a diverse range of vocational and A level courses within a supportive and innovative learning environment. Here, academic excellence is blended with practical experience to deliver a distinctive education.

Shireland Biomedical UTC prides itself on expert teaching and partnerships with leading employers and institutions, including Birmingham City University. These collaborations provide students with invaluable industry exposure through employer projects, work experience opportunities and comprehensive careers guidance throughout their studies. Unique facilities including a mock-hospital ward and immersive learning spaces bring students’ learning to life with real-world scenarios, enhancing their educational experience.

Head of Sixth Form, Kayleigh Steed, said: “Our philosophy is to provide a traditional sixth form experience that nurtures our students into well-rounded, independent learners with the knowledge and skills they need for a happy, successful future, supported by staff who really care about their students.

“We understand the importance of selecting the right post-16 provision and are dedicated to inspiring and supporting every student to discover and unleash their true potential.”

Visit Shireland Biomedical UTC’s website for more information and to apply for September 2024.


Whether conducting early research or considering options for September, attendees are encouraged to explore the Trust’s sixth form offering across its academies, engage with their expert staff and discover the unique benefits of a Shireland education.

Visit Connexions Sandwell website for more information and to secure your place.