Post 16 Information for Year 11

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Post 16 Information for Year 11

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Year 11 – Think about your future.

This process starts in the November prior to students taking their GCSE examinations. Throughout Year 11 students will be supported with the option process and be offered support and guidance.  This year we are unable to hold a Post-16 assembly or careers fair, however below are some useful links to help you make the right decision. Continue to talk to your form tutor and/or Mr Martin too.

If you would like to make an appointment with Ryan (Careers Wales), please click here. (Your child needs to login to Goole Classroom to book.)

Parents online drop-in session. If you would like to ask any questions or have a conversation about your child’s choices there will be an online drop-in session from 3:00pm to 5:00pm on 26th November 2020. Keep an eye out for the email invite which will be sent on 24th November.

SXTH FORM

If you are interested in  Sixth Form  

  • Click the link below for more information.
  • Entry requirements are five GCSE Level 5 or above, including English & Maths
  • Research specific subject entry requirements
  • Speak to teachers regarding predicted grades and aptitude for A Level study

Consider

  • Subjects you are good at
  • Subjects you will enjoy studying
  • Does studying A Level’s meet you career goals
  • Do you want to remain in a school setting that you are familiar with
  • Do you meet the entry requirements

Links:

The Maelor School Sixth Form
Interested in finding out more about studying A levels next year? Over the past few years more and more students have been investing in their future by joining us to share in our sixth form success.  Excellent academic standards, continuous face to face teaching despite the pandemic, care and support to help you reach your destination.

COLLEGE

If you are interested in attending a College

  • Attend Open Event using the link below.
  • Check course entry requirements to determine the most appropriate course level
  • Research specific subject course content
  • Attend Taster Days when and if they are available

Consider

  • Subjects you are good at
  • Subjects you will enjoy studying
  • Does college meet your career goals?
  • Do you know the career area you wish to pursue?
  • Can you work independently to meet deadlines?

Links:

Coleg Cambria

Looking to study with Coleg Cambria

Everything you need to know is right here

APPRENTICESHIPS

If you are interested in an Apprenticeship

  • You need to be sure of the career area you are interested
  • Entry requirements include Maths and English
  • You must be 16 years old and upwards
  • Keep fully informed and research

Consider

  • Career goals and area you wish to pursue
  • Are you able to work and study
  • Can you work independently to meet deadlines?

Links:

Careers Wales – Apprenticeships

Coleg Cambria – Apprenticeships

BACK-UP PLANS

Always consider a backup plan. You have the opportunity of applying to more than one Post 16 provider. For example:

  • If you are applying for Sixth Form you should consider a Level 3 course at college.
  • If you are applying for an apprenticeship, you should consider applying to Sixth Form or College.

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