As the Careers Advisor at the Leigh Academies Trust, Lesley Tannock can offer help and advice in different areas including careers, decision making, options around education, apprenticeships, employment and training.
You have some important decisions to make in terms of what will occur after Year 11. It is important to make the right decisions as the next three years of your education chould shape your whole career path and working life.
Due to the raising of the participation age you will have to stay in education / training until your 18th birthday. Information can be found here.
Some things you may want to consider when looking at the options and possible future decisions:
It helps to start planning and researching into some of your ideas at the end of Year 10 so you are prepared to make these decisions at the early stage of Year 11. Talk with your parents / carers, teacher, tutors and other students.
Always consider a backup plan. You have the opportunity of applying to more than one Post 16 scheme of learning. For example: if applying for an apprenticeship, you should apply to college / school as a back up. If you are applying for a Level 3 course either at College or in Sixth Form, looking into the Level 2 courses if you are at risk of not achieving the entry grades.
Teachers’ subject knowledge is a major strength of the provision and enables teachers to deepen students’ understanding through highly insightful and effective questioning.Ofsted (2018)
Teachers have high expectations of pupils’ behaviour, and pupils respond well as a result. They are proud of their school and the work that they do.Ofsted (2018)
Provision in the sixth form is outstanding…students have study programmes very well suited to their needs, resulting in excellent progress.Ofsted (2018)
Pupils’ behaviour is good. Strong relationships with staff help pupils to feel secure and promote their personal development well.Ofsted (2018)
The curriculum enables pupils to pursue their interests and prepares them well for their next steps.Ofsted (2018)
There is a very effective safeguarding culture in the school. The college system provides good pastoral care and helps to build effective links with parents and carers.Ofsted (2018)
Senior leaders and governors are ambitious for the school and its pupilsOfsted (2018)