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Post 16

In 2008 a new law was passed that makes important changes for all young people in England, where all young people have to stay on in education or training at least on a part time basis until they are 18 years old. 

This means that young people are required to participate in education or training through either:

  • Full time education or training, including school, college, and home education. 
  • Work based learning, such as an apprenticeship, or 
  • Part time education or training or volunteering more than 20 hours a week. 

When making the decision you need to consider the following:

  • What career you want to do in the future – some jobs need you to choose certain routes
    to get into them
  • Your predicted grades
  • How you want to learn – you might enjoy school, and might like to continue; you might
    prefer more hands-on ways of doing things, so you might want to think about an


Who can I go to for additional support? 

Within the academy, Mrs N Smith will be available to meet with all Year 11 students who will be leaving the academy in that academic year to ensure that an appropriate post-16 destination is in place, prior to leaving the academy.  

All opportunities and open days with regards to Post 16 will be advertised on our social networking pages:

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