There are many choices and learning routes to consider Post 16 and a great tool to get you started is http://www.careerpilot.org.uk/information/your-choices-at-16
Looking at going on to Sixth Form?
There are many Sixth Forms locally that you can consider, remember you are the customer so make sure you investigate very carefully to find the one that best suits your needs and that you will feel comfortable attending.
You will need to think about:
- The courses they offer
- The methods of assessment- coursework/exam etc
- The facilities they have to offer
- The size of the place
- How you are going to get there
If you want information on individual Sixth Forms and the courses they offer see links below.
Former students have progressed to a number of Sixth forms, some of which can be found here:
John Port School
Landau Forte College
Derby Moor School
Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Ashbourne
Woodlands Allestree School
Saint Benedict School
Choosing what to Study in the 6th Form
Choosing which subjects to study can be quite daunting so make sure you do your research and find out as much information as you can. Talk to teachers, parents and friends – be prepared to listen to their advice.
Check the UCAS website https://www.ucas.com/ for University entry requirements.
For more information about qualifications needed for particular jobs and careers click onto https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
Looking at going to College?
You will find information and prospectuses for local colleges and training providers in the Careers Centre and at the following links. Open Days and more details are also available on the Careers Notice Boards by the Library in school.
Check out the following websites to look for college courses and training:-
Burton South Derbyshire College
Derby College (Includes Joseph Wright, Roundhouse, Broomfield and the Johnson and Hudson Buildings)
New College, Nottingham
Lees Brook Skills Academy
Look out for posters around school and adverts in local papers for open days and remember most of the local colleges will be available for you to talk to on attend the post 16 evening in school.
Researching Career Sectors
Think about your skills and interests…
You will need lots of motivation and be prepared to put in a huge amount of work to succeed at this level. One of the best things you can do is to choose subjects that you expect to enjoy and find interesting, this will help to keep you motivated but be careful you choose carefully if you have a particular career in mind.
Think about the future…
Do you have a particular career in mind? You will have to make sure that your subject choices are suitable. Have a look at the careers your subjects could lead to – do any of them sound interesting? Are you considering studying a particular subject at university? Does it have any specific entry requirements? Be aware of the courses and careers that your subject choices could lead to.
If you need more information ask Mr Taylor (Aspirations Careers Employability Coordinator), Miss Woolley (Careers Education Guidance Coordinator)
An apprenticeship gives you hands on experience, a salary and the opportunity to gain qualifications while you work – even a degree. All of this with some high quality, prestigious companies in loads of different industries.
This section of the Gov.UK website allows you to search for apprenticeships throughout England.
You do not need an account to search but you will need to create one to apply for apprenticeships.
You will find information and prospectuses for local colleges and training providers in the Careers Library and at the following links. Open Days and more details are also available on the Careers Notice Boards by the Library in school.