Post 16 Options


A Post 16 Options Year 11 Information Evening for parents of students at The Deepings School will take place on Wednesday November 7 2018, but for those unable to attend we would like to summarise the information provided during this event.

The choices Post 16 are:

  • Continuing to study at a Sixth Form
  • Continuing to study at a College of Further Education
  • Applying for an Apprenticeship – or a similar work based learning programme
  • Applying for a position within the Forces
  • Entering the labour market - although some form of continued training must be attached to the offer of employment to comply with the raising of the participation age

Deepings students will receive the same information during a dedicated Post 16 options event on the same day.

External representatives from FE, HE, apprenticeship organisations, local and national employers and our externally contracted Careers Adviser will provide information to students regarding the choices available at the end of Year 11.

The information provided by the University will help students think about their options Post 18 - as the choices they make at the end of Year 11 may have an impact on future options - and they will also learn more about the current financial implications of continuing on into Higher Education.

All students have access to a range of careers-related IT resources and are also directed to specific websites to assist with their career planning and to ensure that guidance is unbiased and impartial.

The local authority no longer provides free access to an external careers guidance practitioner i.e. the former Connexions service, however all Year 11 students will be interviewed to discuss options, the raising of the participation age and to provide information and advice relating to future pathways.

Students with additional needs will continue to be supported by our in-house team and will also have support from our external partners.

Students also have access to a new work-ready employability skills website via the link below.  It provides information on apprenticeships and micro-learning courses that can be downloaded free of charge.


Glossary of some useful acronyms:

A LEVEL Advanced Level - two year course (Year 12/Y13)
BTEC Business & Technology Education Council
CEIAG Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance
DfE Department for Education
FE Further Education
GCSE General Certificate of Education
HE Higher Education
RPA Raising of the Participation Age
WRL Work Related Learning


For further information about your child's options Post 16 please contact Mrs Taylor, Careers Leader, on 01778 342159 during school hours, or email



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