Welcome to the post 16 options web page of our careers site.
As your child nears the end of their school life, there are many options now available for them.
At the Academy, we offer impartial information, advice and guidance to all Year 11 students.
A one to one interview is arranged with Mrs Chadwick, the Careers and Work Experience Coordinator, where she will discuss the various options open to your child. They will discuss entry requirements and find out about open days/evenings or taster sessions that are advertised for you and your child to visit.
Below are a range of options available; click each one for further information. Reasons to go to University are listed at the bottom of this page.
The local recruitment office for all the armed forces is:
Armed Forces Careers Office
2nd Floor Princess House
Hours: 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday
Phone: 01743 232678
If you wish to speak with Mrs Chadwick to discuss options; please email email@example.com or telephone: 01952 386000 to arrange an appointment.
Reasons to go to university
Gaining a degree can increase and improve your son or daughter’s career prospects. They will not only have a wider variety of career options to choose from once they have a degree, but they are likely to progress much faster up the career ladder. While it would be misleading to claim that a degree guarantees employment, a number of organisations require people to hold degrees before applying.
To pursue a vocation
Students often choose to study at higher education level to further an interest in a particular subject, or in a particular vocation. Some careers, such as those in medicine, nursing, architecture, law and pharmacy, cannot be practised without a particular vocational degree.
To earn more
Statistics show that graduates earn significantly more than those without higher education qualifications. As a graduate, your son or daughter’s options will be wider, and they will find it easier to get into employment and to stay in employment.
To develop employable skills
A degree will not only give students the opportunity to gain an in-depth knowledge of their chosen subject but also to develop transferable skills such as communication, presentation and problem-solving skills and enhancing their ability to work as part of a team.
To build self-confidence, independence and responsibility
University can help students to build their self-confidence and independence. They will have opportunities to pursue different interests through the Students’ Union and to make new friends from different countries and backgrounds.
To study a subject they enjoy
Students often choose to study a subject because they have enjoyed it at school or college. Finding out more about something that is enjoyable will show commitment and can often produce excellent results for the students.