Sixth Form


Key Stage 5

"Smaller class sizes really benefitted us to gain a better understanding of the topics. Teachers offer a huge amount of support, pushing us to get better and achieve those higher grades."
Sixth Form student

In conjunction with other schools from with Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust, our students will have the opportunity to access a large range of courses.


We will base a number of key programmes at SBU but there will also be the opportunity for our students to be taught at our other sites if that will benefit them. All of our sixth form learners receive a tablet device, and this will be the same here.

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Important dates for Year 12 applications:

  • November 2023: Applications open.
  • December 2023 onwards: 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.
  • March 2024: You are invited to meet subject staff, ask questions and meet other students who will be joining you in September.
  • 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.
  • 24 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!

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