Which way now! alexandra park school 05 06 2013

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  • 1. Which Way Now?Mr Kennington-Careers Adviser
  • 2. OptionsContinuing in EducationTraining - ApprenticeshipsEmployment
  • 3. LocationsSchool Sixth FormSixth Form CollegesFE Colleges - FurtherEducation CollegeApply Early!
  • 4. CoursesA LevelsBTECNVQVocational Diploma
  • 5. A levels Helps meet the students strengths and interests Requires 5 at least 5 A-C grades from GCSEs Offered in a wide range of subjects so are extremelyflexible A levels are suitable for students who have ideas butare still planning the direction of their future career Leaves a wider range of degree options open inHigher education
  • 6. BTEC BTEC introductory BTEC First Diploma BTEC National Certificate/Diploma Subjects such as Art and Design/Business/Healthand Social Care/ICT/Motor Vehicle EngineeringSports/Travel Entry to BTEC First at least 3 D grades from GCSEs Entry to BTEC National at least 4 A - C grades fromGCSEs Main Option is Further Education Colleges
  • 7. Apprenticeships Vocational training for a JobUsually day release at FE CollegesVocations like Catering/ICT/ Motor Vehicles/ElectricianWork related training
  • 8. Personal ProgressionDeveloping interests in Year 11Websiteswww.icould.com/www.growingambitions.tes.co.uk/www.careersbox.co.uk/
  • 9. Next StepsUnsure of career/job suitability?Parents, Teachers, CareersAdvisersResearch, Research,Research!
  • 10. Final Thoughts GCSE’s are important , they determinewhat you can do after 16 All GCSE subjects have relevance-key GCSEs - Maths/English/Science Work experience/part time work Never too early to startthinking/planning ahead