Make Your Future Happen
School leavers have to stay in learning until they are 18. This could be a full-time course or an apprenticeship or job with training.
If you have any additional needs or disabilities, talk to your school’s careers adviser/teacher about getting the support you need at your next stage.
Schools have lots of details and information about their sixth form courses on their websites. Most have a Sixth Form Information Evening early in the autumn term so check dates.
You will also find everything you need to know about college courses on college websites and most produce a prospectus – get one from your school’s careers room. Also, go to open days, colleges usually have at least one a term.
A levels are a popular choice. You study three or four subjects in depth and will need GCSEs at A*- C. Choose subjects you will enjoy and do well at and make sure they are the right ones for your planned career or university course.
Vocational Courses are related to a career area, available in a huge range of subjects and at different levels depending on your GCSE results.
If you are considering university, you will find everything you need to know at www.ucas.com. Start applying at the beginning of Year 11 and remember, have a back-up plan and apply to more than one thing to keep your options open
Make your future happen. Research your next steps.