It all starts here!

How important are my GCSE / BTEC Grades on my future career choices?

  • 1. They could determine the sixth form you go to
  • 2. They could determine the qualifications you take next
  • 3. They could be used to assess if you're suitable for a uni course
  • 4. They may limit the universities you can apply to
  • 5. They could affect the career you end up doing

Which University?

Advice on which University is right for you.
www.university.which.co.uk


Options at 16 & 18

Confused about all your different options when you finish school? Read on for our guide to make sure you take the best one for you.

By 2013 everyone will have to be in some form of recognised education and training up to the age of 17. This rises to 18 by 2015.

This means if you are in Year 11 in September 2012, you will need to continue in education or training until at least the end of the school year in which you turn 17. If you are in Year 10 or below, you will need to continue until at least your 18th birthday, as most people already do.

There are a range of choices:

  • Full-time education, such as school sixth form or college
  • Job with learning

Career Pilot

Advice on which University is right for you.
www.careerpilot.org.uk


Apprenticeships

Advice on which University is right for you.
www.apprenticeships.org.uk


Part-time education or training for one day a week, if you are employed; self-employed or for 20 hours or more a week.

Career Pilot

Advice on which University is right for you.
www.careerpilot.org.uk


If you want to read more about the Raising of the Participation Age, follow this link to a government document aimed at young people.

Participation Age

Advice on which University is right for you.
Raising the Participation Age


Bright Knowledge

Follow this link to learn more about the options available when you finish school.
www.brightknowledge.org


What Uni?

Some of the main options open to you at 18.
www.whatuni.com


Apprenticeships

Some of the main options open to you at 18.
www.apprenticeships.org.uk