Access Queries: Format Date by Year

Here is how my date is formatted:

Begin Date: (Format([courseBeginDate],"mm/dd/y")) AS [Begin Date]

I told it to Group By and Sort Descending

The Dates are sorted by the month then day.

I would like the date to instead sort by latest year, then month, then day.

For Example
3/5/2008
12/5/2007
6/9/2007
6/10/2006

Instead of looking like this
12/5/2007

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