James Brindley Post Sixteen Careers






What are my options after Y11?


There are many options open to you when you finish Y11. You could choose to continue studying some subjects you like, or take vocational qualifications through a work based learning route:


  • Full-time education (e.g. at a school or college including independent specialist provision)


  • Work based learning such as an Apprenticeship, traineeship or study programme
  • Part-time education or training - as well as being employed, self-employed or volunteering for 20 hours or more a week.


To help you choose, you can think about a few things:


  • How do you learn?
  • What kind of person are you?
  • What are you good at... interested in?
  • What exam results are you likely to get?

    If you don't know the answers to these questions, don't worry you can talk about this and all of the post 16 options with Georgina McMath the Careers Adviser in school and other members of staff.


In response to Ofsted’s report the Minister of State for Skills and Enterprise, Matthew Hancock, published an Inspiration Vision Statement, describing how employers, schools and others will work together to inspire young people about the world of work, opening their eyes to the range of learning and career opportunities that are open to them.

Ofsted has been giving careers guidance a higher priority in school inspections since September 2013, taking into account how well the school delivers advice and guidance to all pupils in judging its leadership and management. This statutory guidance has been revised to ensure that all schools are clear about what is expected of them in meeting their duty.


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