After Year 11
Stay at Waterfront UTC
- Choose either Engineering or Construction (worth equivalent to two or three subjects)
- Choose either A-Level maths or Core Maths
- Option to take one additional A-Level subject
- Entry requirement: Five subjects at grade 5 or above (note for English and Maths this is a grade 5 or above, and for BTEC subjects it is a Pass grade or above)
- Offer a range of Level 1, 2 and 3 courses for 16 year olds, depending on your GCSE results
- More hands-on, specific vocational courses in a wide range of areas
- Also offer apprenticeships
- An ‘academic’ route, studying solely A-level subjects
- Different sixth forms will offer different subject combinations and have different entry requirements
- The young person is employed by the company and is released a number of days a week to undertake formal training at college.
- Apprenticeship placements are available all year round; however the vast majority for September intake are advertise in December and January.
- Entry requirements vary, usually from 3 to 5 subjects at ‘pass’ grade for an Intermediate or Advanced apprenticeship
- See the useful links page, but most large companies advertise their apprenticeships on their own website
- You can join the Army, Navy or RAF at 16 provided you have your parents’ consent.
- The application process involves both physical and written assessment, which you will need to prepare for.
After Year 13
Go to www.careerpilot.org.uk/info/your-choice-at-18 for lots more information about your options
- At 18, with a Level 3 qualification, you are able to apply for a Higher Apprenticeship
- A minimum of three years resulting in a degree in a particular subject.
- You submit one application through UCAS, which allows you to apply for up to six different universities/course.
- The final deadline for applications is in January of Year 13.
- A gap year means taking a year out after Year 13 before starting a university course. During this time it is common to travel, work or volunteer.
- Once you have turned 18 you do not need to be enrolled on a formal training programme, you can apply for and accept a job with any employer.