Need more help to make a choice?
- Your Personal Tutor will be working with you for the next few years - so it is s a good idea to discuss your ideas and plans with them.
- If your school has a careers adviser, he or she will also be happy to discuss your options with you. Ask for help.
- Your subject teachers will be able to tell you more about their subject and how it will be assessed as well as giving you some guidance about how they feel you'll do.
From summer 2013, a change in the law will mean that all young people must participate in education or training until their 18th birthday. This means that:
if you are in year 101during the academic year 2012-2013 - you must stay in education or training until at least the end of the school year in which you turn 17
if you are in year 10 or below during the academic year 2011220123- you must stay in education or training until at least your 18th birthday.
You don't have to stay at the same school and go into 6th form - you may:
continue in full-time education in another school, college or home education
take an Apprenticeship or job with regular training
take a part-time education or training course if you are employed, self-employed or volunteering for more than 20 hours per week.