Timeline - Applications for Year 7
Arts Aptitude registration forms are available
15th July 2020
Local Authority Online Applications are available
5th October 2020
Deadline for Arts Aptitude applications. (Please note we have extended this due to COVID)
31st October 2020
Deadline for Online Applications to the Local Authority
November / December 2020
Fair Banding Assessment Tests held at Shireland Collegiate Academy
1st March 2021
Parents and Primary Schools notified of the result of applications
15th March 2021
Deadline for accepting offers
Sixth Form Application forms available on the Academy website.
Deadline for return of application form to the Academy for internal students.
Deadline for return of application form to the Academy for external students.
Deadline for the return of acceptance forms.
TIMELINE - APPLICATIONS FOR 6TH FORM
Students usually apply once they have attended the Shireland Sixth Form Open Evening held on Tuesday 12th November. This evening starts with a presentation by the Principal and Head of Sixth Form and is followed by an opportunity to meet staff and current students to discuss subject choices. We also have a number of the local universities represented at the evening, who can offer an insight into course content and entry requirements.
We also offer students and their families the opportunity to have a school tour to see the Sixth Form students in action.
We have no closing date for application to Shireland Sixth Form. We do advise however, to apply early, in order to ensure the interview can be booked promptly. The application form is on line. Once we have your application you will receive from us a letter inviting you to attend an interview.
Sixth Form Interview Process
Students are invited to attend an interview, held on Tuesday 26th November 2019 and Tuesday 21st January 2020. Families are encouraged to attend too. Students must bring a copy of their school report, as well as any other supporting documentation/art portfolio work. The interview will take about 20 minutes, during which a senior member of staff will ask questions about the student’s choice of subjects. This is designed as a supportive process, whereby students have the opportunity to discuss career plans and subject choice suitability.
Sixth Form Place Offer
Once a student has successfully completed the interview, subject to a satisfactory reference, an offer will be made. This is by letter and is conditional on the student attaining specific grades at GCSE. This is in line with the entry requirements that we publish on our website. Students must then confirm they are accepting their offer and return the reply slip to the Sixth Form Office.
A Year 11 Transition Day takes place on Thursday 25th June and all students who have been offered a place are expected to attend. The day includes an opportunity for students to discuss course content with teachers, experience an example lesson, as well being set summer homework.
GCSE Results Day
GCSE Results Day is on Thursday 20th August. The Sixth Form team is on hand during the day and the days after to confirm places with students and discuss any subject changes at that time.
All Year 12 students follow an Induction Programme which takes place the beginning of the academic year. The dates for this will be confirmed in due course.