During Year 11 students are supported in making their choices for future study. With the change in law and the raising of the Participation Age to 18, all students must remain in some form of education or training up to the age of 18. As a school we would encourage as many students as possible to remain and study in our Sixth form, dependent on the grades they achieve at G.C.S.E. Moving on to Sixth form or College means you are at the start of Further Education.
Students will need to consider their post-16 choices very carefully. They need to be aware that the subjects they choose at this time could have an effect on the courses they can choose to study at 18. UCAS (the Universities Clearing and Admissions Service) offers students an advice portal to support them in their post-16 decision-making.
For information on post-16 courses please refer to the Sixth Form prospectus.
We are extremely fortunate to have Mandy Stevenson, Librarian as a UCAS advisor to help guide students through the process of applying for university courses. It is essential that students access as much information as they can so they can make the most well-informed choices about what to do, where to study and what pathway to follow. The Russell Group’s “Informed Choices” booklet could help point students whose parents did not attend university in the right direction as they make their decisions about Further Education.