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1 Pathways Post-16 NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL

2 NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL Format of the Evening Careers support at Northgate for pupils in Year 11 – Mrs C Gray Careers support at Northgate for pupils in Year 11 – Mrs C Gray The Sixth Form route and Vocational Courses at college – Mr I Trench The Sixth Form route and Vocational Courses at college – Mr I Trench Apprenticeships – Mrs C Gray Apprenticeships – Mrs C Gray In the Lower School centre - a chance to meet representatives from Northgate Sixth Form, Suffolk New College, Otley College, Suffolk One and an Apprenticeship Champion In the Lower School centre - a chance to meet representatives from Northgate Sixth Form, Suffolk New College, Otley College, Suffolk One and an Apprenticeship Champion

3 NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL Which Way now? Huge choice post-16 Huge choice post-16 Options are full time education e.g. school/college or work-based learning e.g. an apprenticeship/part time education with employment/voluntary work/ traineeships Options are full time education e.g. school/college or work-based learning e.g. an apprenticeship/part time education with employment/voluntary work/ traineeships Competition for places Competition for places Jobs for young people without any qualifications are disappearing Jobs for young people without any qualifications are disappearing

4 NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL Pathways All new qualifications fit into one of these pathways: CONSIDER OPTIONS 17 GCSE Foundation Learning Tier Apprenticeship Foundation or Higher Diploma Foundation Learning Tier Foundation, Higher or Advanced Diploma GCSE / A-Level Employment with Training CONSIDER OPTIONS 16 CONSIDER OPTIONS 14 Further education Higher education Employment Employment with training Apprenticeship post 18 CONSIDER OPTIONS 18

5 NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL What jobs are available in Suffolk? Public Administration, Education and Health Public Administration, Education and Health Energy Energy Ports and Logistics Ports and Logistics Finance IT and Business Finance IT and Business Creative Media Creative Media Tourism Tourism Food and Drink Food and Drink Biotechnology Biotechnology Engineering and Construction Engineering and Construction Manufacturing Manufacturing Transport and Communications Transport and Communications

6 NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL The September Guarantee/RPA Ensures that every 16 and 17 year old is offered an appropriate place of learning for the September following the end of compulsory education Ensures that every 16 and 17 year old is offered an appropriate place of learning for the September following the end of compulsory education Raising the Participation Age – The law has changed – young people must stay in learning until the age of 17 Raising the Participation Age – The law has changed – young people must stay in learning until the age of 17 A back up option is vital for many young people to avoid becoming NEET (Not in education, employment or training) A back up option is vital for many young people to avoid becoming NEET (Not in education, employment or training)

7 NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL Influences on Young People 1. Parents 2. Friends/Peers 3. Teachers Young people do value advice!

8 NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL Support at Northgate Careers Lessons Careers Lessons Careers Adviser Careers Adviser Teachers Teachers Additional Support Additional Support

9 NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL Careers Lessons Seven lessons of one hour fifteen minutes Seven lessons of one hour fifteen minutes Impartial advice and guidance designed to ensure that the options pupils select do not restrict their future choices Impartial advice and guidance designed to ensure that the options pupils select do not restrict their future choices Pupils are given an understanding of the opportunities for progression afforded by each course / pathway Pupils are given an understanding of the opportunities for progression afforded by each course / pathway Guidance on application forms and interviews Guidance on application forms and interviews

10 NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL Year 11 Important Dates rd September onwardsYear 11 Tutor interviews 23 rd September onwardsYear 11 Tutor interviews 25 th September Year 11 Pathways evening 25 th September Year 11 Pathways evening 24 th OctoberOpen Morning/evening 24 th OctoberOpen Morning/evening 28 th Oct-Nov 1 st Half term 28 th Oct-Nov 1 st Half term 11 th -12 th/ 13 th -14 th NovGCSE Maths/Art exams 11 th -12 th/ 13 th -14 th NovGCSE Maths/Art exams 4 th DecemberReview meetings re post 16 transition 4 th DecemberReview meetings re post 16 transition 17 th DecemberYear 11 Advice and Golden Nuggets issued 17 th DecemberYear 11 Advice and Golden Nuggets issued End of Autumn TermSuffolk/Otley college applications in End of Autumn TermSuffolk/Otley college applications in 23 rd December- 3 rd JanChristmas holiday 23 rd December- 3 rd JanChristmas holiday 13 th -17 th January Mock GCSE exams 13 th -17 th January Mock GCSE exams 16 th January Sixth Form Information Evening 16 th January Sixth Form Information Evening 23 rd January Sixth Form applications close 23 rd January Sixth Form applications close 13 th FebruaryYear 11 Parents Evening 13 th FebruaryYear 11 Parents Evening 17 th -21 st FebruaryHalf term 17 th -21 st FebruaryHalf term 24 th -28 th March GCSE Drama Exams 24 th -28 th March GCSE Drama Exams 2 nd April Year 11 Revision Advice Evening 2 nd April Year 11 Revision Advice Evening 7 th – 18 th AprilEaster holiday 7 th – 18 th AprilEaster holiday 5 th - 9 th May GCSE Dance exams 5 th - 9 th May GCSE Dance exams 12 th MayGCSE written exams begin 12 th MayGCSE written exams begin 26 th – 30 th May Half term 26 th – 30 th May Half term 27 th JuneGCSE exams end 27 th JuneGCSE exams end 21 st AugustGCSE results published 21 st AugustGCSE results published

11 NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL Careers Adviser Our Careers Adviser, Mrs Pauline Young, will conduct interviews throughout the year. Our Careers Adviser, Mrs Pauline Young, will conduct interviews throughout the year. Pupils will be identified for interviews or can self refer through form tutors or Mrs Gray. Pupils will be identified for interviews or can self refer through form tutors or Mrs Gray.

12 NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL Teacher Support Individual interviews with form tutors September/October 2013 Individual interviews with form tutors September/October 2013 Form tutor support throughout the year Form tutor support throughout the year Subject teachers / Head of Year, Mr M Gaffney / Head of Middle School, Ms P Dalgarno Subject teachers / Head of Year, Mr M Gaffney / Head of Middle School, Ms P Dalgarno Year 11 Golden Nuggets /Advice Letter - December Year 11 Golden Nuggets /Advice Letter - December Parents Evening - February Parents Evening - February Year 11 Revision Evening – April Year 11 Revision Evening – April

13 NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL AdditionalSupport Additional Support Outside agencies – Children and Young Peoples Services Outside agencies – Children and Young Peoples Services Employers Employers Web-based support Web-based support Financial support – the Bursary Financial support – the Bursary

14 NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL Web Support (online prospectus) (online prospectus) https:/nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk https:/nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

15 NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL Destinations September 2013 Sixth Forms – 62% Sixth Forms – 62% College – 33% College – 33% Apprenticeship / Work with Training – 3% Apprenticeship / Work with Training – 3% Seeking work/training – 1% Seeking work/training – 1% Unavailable - 1% Unavailable - 1%

16 NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL Post-16 Centres

17 NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL Different Levels? Entry Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Foundation Learning GCSE D-G GCSE A*-C A/AS Foundation Learning BTEC First BTEC National Cambridge National L2 Cambridge National L3

18 NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL English Language & Mathematics From September 2013: From September 2013: –GCSE grade D - U in English Language, you will have to continue studying this subject –GCSE grade D - U in Mathematics, you will have to continue studying this subject –… if you are at a Sixth Form or college

19 NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL AS & A Levels: Introduction AS (Advanced Subsidiary) AS (Advanced Subsidiary) A (Advanced) A (Advanced) Level 3 Qualifications Level 3 Qualifications Widely recognised Widely recognised One of the main routes into higher education One of the main routes into higher education Useful for employment Useful for employment

20 NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL AS & A Levels: Component Parts AS + A2 AS + A2 Each part makes up 50% of the A Level grade Each part makes up 50% of the A Level grade Normally a two year course Normally a two year course Choose from a wide range of academic subjects, as well as some 'applied' (work-related) subjects Choose from a wide range of academic subjects, as well as some 'applied' (work-related) subjects

21 NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL AS & A Levels AS Level: qualification in its own right. AS Level: qualification in its own right. A Level: in Y13 you take the A2 - second half of the A Level. A Level: in Y13 you take the A2 - second half of the A Level. The A2 is designed to deepen and develop knowledge. The A2 is designed to deepen and develop knowledge.

22 NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL AS & A Levels: Entry Requirements Usually you need at least five or six GCSEs at grades A* to C Usually you need at least five or six GCSEs at grades A* to C Must have either Maths or English at GCSE grade C or above (preferably both) Must have either Maths or English at GCSE grade C or above (preferably both) Sometimes, you need a grade B or above at GCSE in a particular subject to take it at AS or A Level Sometimes, you need a grade B or above at GCSE in a particular subject to take it at AS or A Level

23 NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL AS & A Levels: Which Subjects? Continue with subjects you studied at GCSE Continue with subjects you studied at GCSE Chemistry Chemistry English Literature English Literature French French Design Technology Design Technology

24 NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL AS & A Levels: Which Subjects? Study new subjects Study new subjects Sociology Sociology Psychology Psychology Law Law Geology Geology

25 NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL AS & A Levels: Applied Subjects A range of A Levels, called Applied A Levels' in areas such as: A range of A Levels, called Applied A Levels' in areas such as: Science Science Health & Social Care Health & Social Care Business Business These have a slightly different assessment scheme to the more traditional A Levels 70% coursework and 30% exam These have a slightly different assessment scheme to the more traditional A Levels 70% coursework and 30% exam

26 NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL AS & A Levels: How are they assessed? Themajority of the assessment is by written exams. The majority of the assessment is by written exams. In some subjects there is a small amount of coursework. In some subjects there is a small amount of coursework. Assessment of practical skills in some subjects eg science or art. Assessment of practical skills in some subjects eg science or art.

27 NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL AS & A Levels Most students studying A Levels take four AS Levels in their first year Most students studying A Levels take four AS Levels in their first year Many then opt to take three subjects in their second year through to A Level Many then opt to take three subjects in their second year through to A Level This means you can keep your options open about which subjects to study as a full A Level This means you can keep your options open about which subjects to study as a full A Level Many schools/colleges also make students take some form of enrichment qualification Many schools/colleges also make students take some form of enrichment qualification

28 NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL AS & A Levels: Grading AS Levels are graded from A to E AS Levels are graded from A to E A Levels are graded from A* to E A Levels are graded from A* to E

29 NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL GCSE/Level 2 It does not quite work out in Year 11? It does not quite work out in Year 11? Programmes available that enable students to get their GCSE grade C in English and/or Maths Programmes available that enable students to get their GCSE grade C in English and/or Maths Improve their overall profile Improve their overall profile Keeps options open for another year Keeps options open for another year

30 NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL Possible GCSE Programme Maths and English Maths and English Applied Science Applied Science NOCN Preparation for Working Life (=1) NOCN Preparation for Working Life (=1) Psychology Psychology Applied Media Applied Media

31 NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL Work Related Qualifications BTEC, Cambridge Nationals etc

32 NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL What they are ….. Work related Work related Practical, real world approach to learning Practical, real world approach to learning Develop skills required for the workplace Develop skills required for the workplace Provide progression to employment Provide progression to employment Can lead to progression onto higher education programmes Can lead to progression onto higher education programmes Developed with employers representatives Developed with employers representatives

33 NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL What they are not ……. Specific qualification leading to a specific job Specific qualification leading to a specific job

34 NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL Assessment Realistic, work-based assignments Realistic, work-based assignments Often coursework orientated Often coursework orientated Practical approach to assessment Practical approach to assessment Internally assessed, externally moderated Internally assessed, externally moderated

35 NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL Levels & Progression Entry level through to Level 3 Entry level through to Level 3 May be taken alongside GCSE, A/AS level to complement studies May be taken alongside GCSE, A/AS level to complement studies Progression Progression –Employment –Higher level vocational programme –Higher Education (from L3) –NVQ

36 NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL Some Examples Agriculture Agriculture Animal Management Animal Management Art & Design Art & Design Business Business Construction Construction Engineering Engineering Health & Social Care Health & Social Care Hospitality Hospitality ICT ICT Leisure Leisure Media Media Performing Arts Performing Arts Public Services Public Services Sport Sport Travel & Tourism Travel & Tourism

37 Apprenticeships; a comprehensive guide

38 38 | Presentation title – 00/00/2012 What is an Apprenticeship? An Apprenticeship is a route into employment, training and education giving young people the opportunity to: Learn at work Earn while they learn Gain a variety of transferable skills Gain job-specific skills Work towards nationally recognised qualifications Enable progression into further/ higher education Advance in a chosen career

39 39 | Presentation title – 00/00/2012 What is an Apprenticeship? A work based programme designed around the needs of an employer Leads to recognised qualifications; - Competence based qualification e.g. an NVQ -Knowledge based qualification e.g. a BTEC or City & Guilds Award - Skills qualification e.g. Functional Skills -Employment Rights & Responsibilities (ERR) -Personal Learning & Thinking Skills (PLTS) National Apprenticeship Service 4. ERR 1. NVQ Parts of the Framework 5. PLTS 2. Technical Certificate 3. Functional Skills

40 40 | Presentation title – 00/00/2012 Types of Apprenticeship Apprenticeships are increasingly recognised as the gold standard for work-based training. There are over 100,000 employers offering Apprenticeships in more than 160,000 locations; there are more than 280 different types of Apprenticeships available offering over 1,500 job roles. They generally fall into one of three categories: Intermediate Level Apprenticeships Advanced Level Apprenticeships Higher Apprenticeships

41 41 | Presentation title – 00/00/2012 Why Apprenticeships? Raising the participation age (RPA) does not mean young people must stay in school; you will able to choose one of the following options: Full-time education, such as school, college or home education Work-based learning, such as an Apprenticeship Part-time education or training if they are employed, self-employed or volunteering for more than 20 hours a week. Apprenticeships offer an alternative pathway to young people They combine on and off the job training with work skills Governments primary route to skills and employability Business benefits: Provide a fully trained, competent workforce Reduce recruitment costs, greater staff retention and motivation Individual benefits: Waged employment Nationally recognised qualifications Develops personal qualities and occupational competence

42 National Apprenticeship Service The Apprenticeship Experience

43 43 | Presentation title – 00/00/2012 Apprenticeships – an overview Generally takes between one to three years Mixture of on and off the job training Majority of time is in the workplace Remaining learning delivered by a provider which could be a specialist provider or an FE College The provider supports throughout the Apprenticeship, including assessment in the work place for the NVQ part of the Apprenticeship

44 44 | Presentation title – 00/00/2012 Information and Communication Technology Support Administrator Website Administrator Helpdesk Professional Field Operations (line installer & repairer) Software/ Web Developer Desktop Support Engineer Network Planner Database Administrator Network Engineer Software Tester IT Project Manager Analyst Developer IT Service Manager IT Security Analyst Network/Telecoms Manager IT, Software, Web and Telecoms Professionals Duration of Apprenticeship - months Intermediate Level (Level 2) Advanced Level (Level 3) Higher Level (Level 4 and above)

45 45 | Presentation title – 00/00/2012 Who can do an Apprenticeship? Paid staff aged 16 to 64 years in most roles and occupations New recruits and existing staff developing in their role Individuals wanting to develop their career or have a change of career Individuals wanting to learn through experience at work who value training and qualifications Individuals who want a work-based learning approach to gaining qualifications – with a view to working towards Advanced Level Apprenticeships, Higher Level Apprenticeships and a Foundation Degree. National Apprenticeship Service

46 46 | Presentation title – 00/00/2012 What are employers looking for? Good Communicator Eager to learn new things Drive and Commitment Motivation Reliability Trustworthy Employers really value Apprenticeships. They know if you have one you are likely to progress up the career ladder rapidly Determination

47 National Apprenticeship Service Getting Started – Applying Online

48 48 | Presentation title – 00/00/2012 Apprenticeship Vacancies apprenticeships.org.uk National Apprenticeship Service

49 49 | Presentation title – 00/00/2012 Apprenticeship Vacancies apprenticeships.org.uk National Apprenticeship Service Go to Complete registration Complete profile Search for current vacancies Save favourite search Set up SMS/ alerts Apply for vacancies online View applications sent for vacancies FAQs section

50 50 | Presentation title – 00/00/2012 Further information If you would like further information about Apprenticeships please visit the apprenticeships.org.ukapprenticeships.org.uk To see the current jobs available please visit Apprenticeship Vacancies To listen to what apprentices say about their Apprenticeship please visit apprenticeships.org.ukapprenticeships.org.uk Unsure of your choices and require further careers guidance, contact the nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uknationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk or call National Apprenticeship Service

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52 NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL What next? Attend open evenings/days/taster sessions Attend open evenings/days/taster sessions Meeting deadlines for courses is vital Meeting deadlines for courses is vital The more training and qualifications you have the better your chances of getting and keeping a job that you enjoy The more training and qualifications you have the better your chances of getting and keeping a job that you enjoy Be positive and confident and well informed and you will make the correct choices for your future Be positive and confident and well informed and you will make the correct choices for your future

53 NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL Thank you for coming Please make your way over to Lower School now if you would like to find out more information from any of the institutions represented..


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