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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 or voluntary work Options are full time education e.g. school / college or work-based learning e.g. an apprenticeship/part time education with employment or voluntary work 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? Health and Social Care Health and Social Care Energy Energy Ports and Logistics Ports and Logistics ICT ICT Creative Media Creative Media Tourism Tourism Food and Drink Food and Drink Biotechnology Biotechnology Engineering Engineering

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 th September onwardsYear 11 Tutor interviews 24th September onwardsYear 11 Tutor interviews 26th September Year 11 Pathways evening 26th September Year 11 Pathways evening 25th OctoberOpen Morning/evening 25th OctoberOpen Morning/evening 29th Oct-Nov 2nd Half term 29th Oct-Nov 2nd Half term 12 th -16th NovemberMock GCSE exams 12 th -16th NovemberMock GCSE exams 13th DecemberAdvice meetings re post 16 transition 13th DecemberAdvice meetings re post 16 transition 21st DecemberEstimated grades/post 16 advice issued 21st DecemberEstimated grades/post 16 advice issued End of Autumn TermSuffolk/Otley college applications in End of Autumn TermSuffolk/Otley college applications in 24th December- 6th JanChristmas holiday 24th December- 6th JanChristmas holiday 10th January Sixth Form Information Evening 10th January Sixth Form Information Evening 17th JanuaryParents Evening 17th JanuaryParents Evening 21st January Sixth Form applications close 21st January Sixth Form applications close 18th -22nd FebruaryHalf term 18th -22nd FebruaryHalf term 18th -22nd March GCSE Drama Exams 18th -22nd March GCSE Drama Exams 26th MarchYear 11 Revision Advice Evening 26th MarchYear 11 Revision Advice Evening 1st – 12th AprilEaster holiday 1st – 12th AprilEaster holiday 22nd April GCSE language orals/practical exams 22nd April GCSE language orals/practical exams 13th MayGCSE written exams begin 13th MayGCSE written exams begin 27th – 31st May Half term 27th – 31st May Half term 28th JuneGCSE exams end 28th JuneGCSE exams end 22nd AugustGCSE results published 22nd 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 2012 Individual interviews with form tutors September/October 2012 Form tutor support throughout the year Form tutor support throughout the year Subject teachers / Head of Year, Mr B Karwoski / Head of Middle School, Ms P Dalgarno Subject teachers / Head of Year, Mr B Karwoski / Head of Middle School, Ms P Dalgarno Year 11 Report and Advice Letter - December Year 11 Report and Advice Letter - December Parents’ Evening - January Parents’ Evening - January Year 11 Revision Evening – March Year 11 Revision Evening – March

13 NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL AdditionalSupport Additional Support Outside agencies – Children and Young People’s Services Outside agencies – Children and Young People’s 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 2012 Sixth Forms – 68.5% Sixth Forms – 68.5% College – 26% College – 26% Apprenticeship / Work with Training – 3% Apprenticeship / Work with Training – 3% Seeking work/training – 2.5% Seeking work/training – 2.5%

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 /OCR National L2 Cambridge /OCR National L3

18 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

19 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

20 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.

21 NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL AS & A Levels: Entry Requirements Usually you need at least five or six GCSE’s at grades A* to C Usually you need at least five or six GCSE’s 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

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

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

24 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  Health & Social Care  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

25 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.

26 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

27 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

28 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

29 NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL Possible GCSE Programme Maths and English Maths and English Applied Science Applied Science NOCN Preparation for Working Life (=2) NOCN Preparation for Working Life (=2) Psychology Psychology Applied Media Applied Media

30 NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL Work Related Qualifications BTEC, Cambridge/OCR Nationals etc

31 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

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

33 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

34 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

35 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

36 Apprenticeships

37 What is an Apprenticeship?

38 What is an Apprenticeship Learn at work On the job experience whilst being paid a wage Gaining skills and qualifications Number of elements to each Apprenticeship –A competence based element –A technical element –A skills element –Employment Rights & Responsibilities –Personal Learning & Thinking Skills Over 200 frameworks covering 80 sectors Parts of the Framework 1. NVQ 4. ERR 5. PLTS 2. Technical Certificate 3. Key Skills

39 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. Key Skills / Functional Skills You can study at three different levels - Intermediate Level Apprenticeship – Level 2 - Advanced Level Apprenticeship – Level 3 - Higher Level Apprenticeship – Level 4

40 Why Apprenticeships? They offer an alternative pathway to young people They combine on and off the job training with work skills Government’s 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

41 The Apprenticeship Experience

42 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

43 Who can do an Apprenticeship?

44 Who are Apprenticeships for? 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.

45 What are Employers Looking for? Good Communicator Drive and Commitment Motivation Reliability Eager to learn new things Work Ready Trustworthy Determination

46 Getting Started Applying on-line

47 Register on Apprenticeship Vacancies Why should you register? How to: Register as a candidate Set up alerts Search for vacancies Apply for vacancies

48 How to become an apprentice 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

49 For further information about Apprenticeships: Visit: The Apprenticeships website at Or visit the Jobs4U section at Or search for details of local training providers in Suffolk at Or talk to: Your local youth support service on Your Apprenticeship Champion Victoria Calder –

50 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

51 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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