As the Careers Advisor at Mascalls Academy, Lynn Bayliss can offer help and advice in different areas including careers, decision making, options around education, apprenticeships, employment and training.
You have some important decisions to make in terms of what will occur after Year 11. It is important to make the right decisions as the next three years of your education could shape your whole career path and working life.
Due to the raising of the participation age you will have to stay in education / training until your 18th birthday. This means that after you have completed Year 11 you must continue some form of accredited studying or training. This could be at school, college or in the workplace. It does not mean that you have to stay on at school after Year 11
Some things you may want to consider when looking at the options and possible future decisions:
- What are your strengths and areas for improvement?
- What do you enjoy?
- What are your expected grades?
- Are these grades realistic?
- Do you have a career idea in mind?
- Are you considering university in the future?
It helps to start planning and researching into some of your ideas at the end of Year 10 so you are prepared to make these decisions at the early stage of Year 11. Talk with your parents/carers, advisors, teachers and other students.