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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, University Campus Suffolk, CSV Media 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, University Campus Suffolk, CSV Media 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? 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 18 Raising the Participation Age – The law has changed – young people must stay in learning until the age of 18 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 nd September onwardsYear 11 Tutor interviews 22 nd September onwardsYear 11 Tutor interviews 24 th September Year 11 Pathways evening 24 th September Year 11 Pathways evening 23 rd October Open Morning/Evening 23 rd October Open Morning/Evening 24 th OctoberYear 11 report cycle begins 24 th OctoberYear 11 report cycle begins 27 th -31 st October Half term 27 th -31 st October Half term 7 th NovemberYear 11 Advice meetings 7 th NovemberYear 11 Advice meetings 4 th DecemberYear 11 Reports and Advice letter issued 4 th DecemberYear 11 Reports and Advice letter issued End of Autumn TermSuffolk/Otley college applications in End of Autumn TermSuffolk/Otley college applications in 20 th December- 4 th JanChristmas holiday 20 th December- 4 th JanChristmas holiday 12 th -16 th January Mock GCSE exams 12 th -16 th January Mock GCSE exams 5 th January Sixth Form Information Evening 5 th January Sixth Form Information Evening 26 th January Sixth Form applications close 26 th January Sixth Form applications close 12 th FebruaryYear 11 Parents Evening 12 th FebruaryYear 11 Parents Evening 16 th -20 th FebruaryHalf term 16 th -20 th FebruaryHalf term 26 th February Sixth Form taster evening 26 th February Sixth Form taster evening 16 th – 20 th March GCSE Dance exams 16 th – 20 th March GCSE Dance exams 25 th March Year 11 Revision Advice Evening 25 th March Year 11 Revision Advice Evening 28 th March – 12 th AprilEaster holiday 28 th March – 12 th AprilEaster holiday 27 th April-1 st MayGCSE Drama exams 27 th April-1 st MayGCSE Drama exams 11 th MayGCSE written exams begin 11 th MayGCSE written exams begin 25 th – 29 th May Half term 25 th – 29 th May Half term 24 th JuneGCSE exams end 24 th JuneGCSE exams end 25 th June Year 11 Prom 25 th June Year 11 Prom 20 th AugustGCSE results published 20 th 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 2014 Individual interviews with form tutors September/October 2014 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 Golden Nuggets /Advice Letter – December Year 11 Golden Nuggets /Advice Letter – December Parents’ Evening - February Parents’ Evening - February 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 2014 Sixth Forms – 65% Sixth Forms – 65% College – 34% College – 34% Apprenticeship / Work with Training – 1% Apprenticeship / Work with Training – 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 /OCR National L2 Cambridge /OCR National L3

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

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: Linear 2015 AS + A Level are two separate qualifications AS + A Level are two separate qualifications The content of AS can usually be the first half of the A Level The content of AS can usually be the first half of the A Level The A Level is assessed at the end of the two year course – AS unit results not included The A Level is assessed at the end of the two year course – AS unit results not included English literature, English language, English literature and language, biology, chemistry, physics, psychology, history, economics, business, computer science, art and design, and sociology English literature, English language, English literature and language, biology, chemistry, physics, psychology, history, economics, business, computer science, art and design, and sociology

21 NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL AS & A Levels: Modular 2015 AS Level: qualification in its own right, although marks count for 50% of the A Level result. AS Level: qualification in its own right, although marks count for 50% of the A Level result. A Level: in Year 13 you take the A2 - second half of the A Level. A Level: in Year 13 you take the A2 - second half of the A Level. The A2 is designed to deepen and develop knowledge – this is the same with all study in Year 13. The A2 is designed to deepen and develop knowledge – this is the same with all study in Year 13.

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  Design Technology  English Literature  French

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

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:  Health & Social Care Another area with significant change Another area with significant change Removal of some subjects Removal of some subjects Replacement with General Applied and Technical qualifications Replacement with General Applied and Technical qualifications BTEC National/Level 3 qualifications BTEC National/Level 3 qualifications

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 Gateway Qualification Gateway Qualification BTEC Sport BTEC Sport Psychology Psychology Applied Media Applied Media

31 NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL Work Related Qualifications BTEC, Cambridge/OCR 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 Moving towards external assessment Moving towards external assessment

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 guide

38 What is an Apprenticeship? An Apprenticeship is a way for young people to earn while they learn in a real job, gaining a real qualification and a real future National Apprenticeship Service

39 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 National Apprenticeship Service

40 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

41 Types of Apprenticeship Apprenticeships are increasingly recognised as the gold standard for work-based training. There are over 150,000 employers offering Apprenticeships in more than 200,000 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 National Apprenticeship Service

42 Different Levels of Apprenticeship National Apprenticeship Service Plus knowledge, competence, and employability skills Intermediate Apprenticeship Advanced Apprenticeship Higher Apprenticeship Level months Equivalent to 5 GCSEs A* - C Level months Equivalent to 2 A-levels Levels 4,5,6,7 24 months+ Equivalent to foundation degree level+

43 Apprenticeships – an overview Your Apprenticeship will cover both hands on experience and training in all other aspects of the job. Your employer provides your ‘on the job’ training and pays your wages. The remainder of your learning is delivered by a College or Training Provider either at their premises, at the work place or via e-learning You will be assessed in the workplace by your College or Training provider National Apprenticeship Service

44 Traineeships Introduced from August 2013 for 16 to 23 year olds New programme for young people who want to work Extra help to gain an apprenticeship or job Opportunity to develop the skills and workplace experience that employers require Last between 6 weeks - 6 months National Apprenticeship Service Traineeships prepare young people for their future careers by helping them to become ‘work ready’ They are made up of: 1. 1.Work preparation training which ensures young people have the skills and confidence needed for an Apprenticeship or other job Maths and English support to improve young people’s literary and numeracy Meaningful work experience which provides insight and experience of the world of work.

45 National Apprenticeship Service Getting Started – Applying Online

46 Apprenticeship Vacancies apprenticeships.org.uk National Apprenticeship Service

47 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 Download the smartphone app ‘AV Search’

48 Further Information apprenticeships.org.uk National Apprenticeship Service

49 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

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


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