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Guidance on Post 16/18 Pathways

Post 16/18 Pathways

As part of our focus on preparing students to make a successful transition to post 16 learning we encourage students to:

  • Investigate their post 16 and 18 options (pathways)
  • Gather impartial information, advice and guidance from experts about these pathways
  • Broaden their horizons – consider new pathways
  • Make realistic choices

What are the main options after GCSEs?

  • Full-time study in a school, college or with a training provider;
  • Full-time work or volunteering (20 hours or more) combined with part-time education or training leading to relevant regulated qualifications
  • An apprenticeship, traineeship or supported internship.

 

Here are a series of videos which give more information about these routes:

  • Apprenticeships – https://amazingapprenticeships.com/awareness-assemblies/
  • Full time college courses (this is a video produced by Cambridge Regional College, it will give you an overview but there are many other colleges in the local area. Please investigate several institutions)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4jHFH1JAxc&feature=youtu.be

  • Sixth Form study (this is a video produced by The Astrea Sixth Form, it will give you an overview but there are many other Sixth Forms in the local area. Please investigate several institutions).
  • https://be/ZfYGiGDuBmg

Post 18 option: University – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rF5XPIQH67oJWKv25Xzg4ixvwhkD8LG2/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hqW5f2v_6fISPPqdydVLs8gATt0trFIo/view?usp=sharing

When considering post 16 pathways, we advise students to:

  • Listen carefully to the information given by the experts
  • Take notes to help remember the steps to take
  • Don’t judge before listening to the information
  • Don’t follow someone else’s pathway; choose the right route for you
  • Think carefully and reflect before deciding which route is right

 You may also find this guide sheet for parents/carers useful