Options after Year 11

In 2013, the participation age was raised so now all young people are required to continue to participate in education or training until at least their 18th birthday. This is to give you more skills and options for your future.

There are lots of things to think about when you approach the end of year 11. To help you choose what to do next, you might need to think about:

  • What career you want to do in the future – some jobs need you to choose certain routes to get into them – check out The National Careers Service
  • Your predicted grades –Certain courses require certain grades. For example to study A level requires 5 A-C Grades at GCSE and certain subjects request A/B Grades. See the qualification guide for help deciding what level course is right for you.
  • How you want to learn – you might enjoy school, and might like to continue; you might prefer more hands-on ways of doing things, so you might want to think about an apprenticeship.

There are lots of things that you can do after year 11, including:

  • full-time study in Sixth Form, Further Education college or with a training provider
  • full-time work or volunteering combined with regulated part-time education or training
  • an apprenticeship or traineeship

You can find out more about your Post 16 options by visiting the National Careers Service or speak to Miss Jones in the careers office Monday - Thursday