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Tarporley High School
& Sixth Form College

Careers Pathway Guidance


Careers Pathway Guidance
 

Pathways & Qualifications

Throughout your school career there are key moments of choice that help shape the direction your life and career will go.


 


GCSE Option Choices

In Year 9 you will need to choose what GCSE subjects you’re going to study for the next stage of your education journey.

There are certain subjects you HAVE to study; such as English, Maths and Science, as well as other subjects that you have a choice around.

Your choices can have an impact on your future studies and even your future career, so it’s important to make an informed decision.

Options Booklet 2021 PDF

 


Post-16 options

In Year 11 you will have a decision to make about how you are going to continue your education after your GCSE exams. This is known as your Post 16 Destination. The three main pathways students can choose from are:

  • Apprenticeships
  • Sixth Form
  • College

You also have the option to apply for the military or begin your work-based learning with a Traineeship.

Each pathway will suit a different type of learner, have different entry requirements / application processes and potentially shape your career in different ways.

This moment of choice can impact on your future learning and future career so it's important you choose the right pathway for you.
 


Pathways Grid PDF

 


Post-18 Options

As you come to the end of your sixth form or college education you have a decision to make about how you are going to continue your education or career. This is known as your Post 18 Destination. The three main pathways students can choose from are:

  • Apprenticeships
  • University
  • Full-time employment

For further guidance on career pathways, have a read of the latest edition of Careersmag for school leavers:
Careermag for Students - Virtual Mag

 


Where can I find out more information about my choices?

Information Website Links

Start Profile
The front page to the platform provides parents & students with information about the local labour market. Proceed to log in to access the platform itself:

Apprenticeships
Find an apprenticeship on the Governments website:

National Careers Service
Loads of useful information on over 800 jobs explaining what the jobs entail, the skills and qualifications needed, and pay and career prospects:

LearnLive
Access to interactive live sessions and on demand videos from employers providing insight into different industries:

Traineeships
Find information on Traineeships:

University Information
For those thinking further ahead or considering subject combinations, find information on university courses:

Military
For more information on Army, Royal Air Force and Royal Navy recruitment and how to join: