Year 11 study and training options:

 

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Year 11 is a key year for completing the all important  GCSE exams but also a time when key decisions need to be made relating to future study and training opportunities. Remember it is a legal requirement to stay in education or training until the age of 18 years. There are 3 main choices post 16.

 

·         Studying for A’levels at a school 6th Form or College. A clear academic route for those who wish to study 3 subjects in depth for 2 years. There are clear high entry requirements for these and they can lead on to University study or Higher and Degree apprenticeships

 

·         Studying at an FE College. Courses here are usually more vocational and can be studied at levels 1-3. Colleges also offer a range of BTEC qualifications which are the equivalent to 3 A levels. They can also lead to university and higher apprenticeships

 

·         Starting an apprenticeship. This is essentially going straight to work for an employer with a salary. Training will be provided through College or training provider on block or day release. Intermediate, Advanced, Higher and Degree apprenticeships are available.

 

For information on qualifications and levels see:

https://www.reed.co.uk/courses/guide-to-qualifications

https://www.careersadviceforparents.org/p/qualifications-explained.html

For A’ level study:

http://www.northleamingtonschool.warwickshire.sch.uk/index.php/6th-form/6th-form

and for other school 6th forms and Colleges please see the individual institutions’ websites

For FE Colleges:

Warwickshire College and Stratford College are the nearest Colleges 

https://www.wcg.ac.uk/

http://www.stratford.ac.uk/

For apprenticeships:

https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship students can create an account and search and apply for apprenticeship on this centralised website. Popular sectors with local vacancies are Engineering, Business, Health and Social Care, Childcare, IT, Hospitality, Construction. Other large local employers also recruit apprentices at all levels: JLR, Severn Trent, National Grid, Aston Martin, Rolls Royce for example. The latter are extremely competitive and the selection process is tough.

Other useful apprenticeships websites https://amazingapprenticeships.com/ https://www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk/Apprenticeships/AboutApprenticeships.aspx

Best general careers websites:

https://successatschool.org/jobscourses

https://icould.com/

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/

http://www.futuremorph.org/ for all STEM careers

 

 

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