Post 16 transition
The law states that all students have to stay in learning until at least their 18th birthday. Students can choose from:
a full time course at a college studying for A Levels or a vocational qualification.
learning while you work on an apprenticeship, traineeship or study programme.
learning part-time and getting a job, voluntary work or starting your own business.
It is important that students start a course in September, even if they hope to find an apprenticeship or join the armed forces. They can always drop out later, but will be fulfilling the requirement, just in case their preferred plan doesn't work out.
Information about your / your son or daughter's GCSE results
Confused about your / your son or daughter's grades?
If your grades are lower than predicted:
- Don’t panic. Talk to school staff, your parent/carer and possibly Connexions about your options.
- Contact the college, they might still accept you either on your course or another one.
- Call the Exam Results Helpline (0808 100 900), a government funded helpline.
- You might be able to re-sit some GCSEs, possibly whilst studying for A Levels or a BTEC.
- However, if there isn’t a really good reason why you didn’t get higher grades, you will probably get the same ones again, so choose a lower level of course.
- Consider asking for your paper to be reviewed.
- If you don’t have the grades for your college, contact other colleges to apply for their courses. Remember, you can get into university with a BTEC, not just A Levels.
- Consider other options such as apprenticeships, traineeships or part-time study with work or volunteering. See: www.gov.uk/apprenticeships-guide.
If your grades are higher than predicted:
- Well done. Talk to school staff, your parent/carer and possibly Connexions about your options.
- If your course is a Level 1 or 2, contact the college, they may be able to offer you a Level 2 or 3.
- Consider contacting other colleges to see if they have a more suitable course for you e.g. A Levels rather than a BTEC.
Want to speak to someone?
- Ms Sue Mason, Fullhurst Community College Leader of Enterprise and Employability on 0116 282 4326 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Olivia Hunte, Personal Advisor Connexions Leicester City on 0116 454 1770 or 07801 405306 or at email@example.com or visit www.leicester.gov.uk/connexions
Information about local colleges
|Beauchamp College offers a wide range of A-level courses.|
|Brooksby Melton College offers a range of specialist vocational courses.|
|Gateway College offers a wide range of vocational and academic courses.|
|Leicester College offers a wide range of vocational courses and apprenticeships training.|
|Loughbrough College offers a wide range of academic and vocational courses and apprenticeships training.|
|Regent College offers a wide range of vocational and academic courses.|
|South Leicestershire College offers a wide range of vocational courses and apprenticeships training.|
|Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth 1 College offers a wide range of A-level courses.|
Information about apprenticeships
| Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study. The www.getingofar.gov.uk website provides
information and enables you to search for apprenticeship vacancies.
|The GetMyFirstJob website is a website which allows you to search for apprenticeships and opportunities with many well known employers and training providers.|