Making Choices in Years 12 and 13

Help with making your decisions

Remember, before you finally decide, it is important to discuss all the choices with:

  • your Connexions Choices Adviser;
  • your form tutor or personal tutor; and
  • your parents and carers.

They will all help you make the decision that is best for you.

Your institution will also support you through their careers programme (PSHE).

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In post-16 education, you will be working towards academic or vocational qualifications. You will need to think about longer-term career goals and planning your next steps.

Your options are:

  • Continuing on to other courses at sixth form or college.
  • Higher Education.
  • Employment.
  • Apprenticeships (employment with training).

Gap year

...after taking Advanced level qualifications.

You may feel you're not ready to decide on your future career, or you may just want a break from full-time education. A year out can offer the chance to travel, earn money or get involved in something new. Don't waste a year out - make it a valuable experience!

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Last Updated on Thursday, 15 September 2011 15:09