These are the notes from the Parents' Information Evening on Tuesday 18th October.
The leaving age for education is now 18 years old and so young people will still have to study maths and English until they are 18 years old or until they have the equivalent of a grade C in each of these subjects.
It is a grade 4 for current year 10 & 11 pupils and a grade 5 for current year 9 pupils.
There are 5 pathways for year 11 pupils to choose from:
We offer a wide range of A level and BTEC courses. Ask Mr. Forsey for details of applying for our sixth form.
There are some courses that we can't offer and you might find them at Warwickshire College.
Apprenticeships are on offer from a level 2 (GCSE level) all the way through to level 4 (degree level). Get paid whilst you study and no tuition fees.
You can get a job and get paid but there must be formal training such as day release at college, professional qualifications or an apprenticeship and you must go back to school to resit maths and English if you haven't reached the standard. (Grade C, Grade 4 for current year 10 or 11 and Grade 5 for current year 9).
A traineeship is unpaid work experience to keep young people work ready.
Talk to our independent Careers Advisor, Mike Wilson, or the Head of Careers, Julie Gardner for more information about the pathways you can choose at 16. Mike can advise student in the sixth form along with Morgan Gore.
You can ask Mike, Julie or Morgan for your code to set up an account on U-Explore. This website has a wealth of information about academic, vocational and apprenticeship routes.
You can find the website here.
Current minimum wage rates:
The National Qualification Framework: