Year 11 Transition to Further Education
Almost all of our students transfer to further education at the end of year 11 as we do not have a Sixth Form provision. Prospectuses & application forms for a wide variety of Colleges & Sixth Forms are available in the Careers Resource Area. Students are also able to get help with completing their applications & personal statements.
As we are a partner school with Havering Sixth Form & Havering College of Further & Higher Education, our students have a guaranteed place at one of these providing they meet the entry criteria for their chosen course.
Useful Links for students
National Careers Service –Information relating to thousands of different careers available https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobfamily
CAREERS GUIDANCE WEBSITES; here you are able to watch video clips of employees talking about their different job roles www.careersbox.co.uk
Higher Ideas - www.careerssoft.co.uk Higher Ideas is an impartial online careers guidance and information program that helps young people plan their future and make informed decision (Students will need login details that is available from Ms Isaacs in the Careers Resource Area).
Students who would prefer to earn whilst they learn and are interested in doing an apprenticeship it is advisable for you to register on the Find an Apprenticeship Website
Apprenticeships - Information, registration and apprenticeship opportunities: https://www.gov.uk/further-education-skills/apprenticeships
Students need to be aware that apprenticeships still require good A - C GCSE qualifications and are very competitive.
Planning your Future at University
Students who decide to take A levels or an alternative Level 3 qualification and want to research university entry requirements can do so at www.ucas.co.uk. They could also use www.prospects.ac.uk to find out what careers different degree subjects lead to by going to the Careers Advice section and selecting “Options with your subjects.”
Notice November 2017:
Transition to Post 16 Education
Year 11 students have been bombarded with a range of information and guidance regarding
transferring on to their year 12 and13 studies. The school have arranged for sixth forms and colleges
including Drapers Academy, Shenfield High School, St Martin’s Sixth Form, Elutec, Havering Sixth
Form and Havering College to come in to speak to students regarding what they are able to offer
them next year. Students have been issued with a list of sixth forms and college open events that
they may be interested in attending. I would like to remind parents that the school deadline for on-
line applications to Havering College of Further & Higher Education and Havering Sixth Form is Friday
15 th December. Please note all other sixth forms and colleges have their own deadline dates and
students need to ensure that their applications reach them by this date otherwise their application
will not be considered.
Ms Isaacs is based in the Careers Resource Area and this is open daily before and after school and at
break and lunchtime for students to come in and get advice and guidance on applying for their post
16 education. All year 11 students will also have a one to one impartial careers interview with the
Careers Adviser from Prospects Careers Service.