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Post 16 options 2014- 2015 Continue with your education at college or sixth form Start an Apprenticeship Get a job or volunteer, with training Year 11.

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1 Post 16 options Continue with your education at college or sixth form Start an Apprenticeship Get a job or volunteer, with training Year 11

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4 C OURSES AND Q UALIFICATIONS Level 32 1 General mostly examinations A/AS-level IB GCSE A*-C GCSE D-G Vocational ( applied general ) mostly coursework BTEC/OCR (Cambridge Technicals) Level 3 BTEC/OCR (Cambridge Technicals) Level 2 BTEC/OCR Level 1 Vocational (technical) coursework based (NVQ)/C&G L3 Advanced Apprenticeship (NVQ)/C&G L2 Intermediate Apprenticeship (NVQ)/C&G L1 Traineeship and Pre-employment schemes

5 M ATHS AND E NGLISH FOR F ULL T IME S TUDENTS Students who achieve a grade D in English and/or maths will need to retake Students who achieve a grade E to G in English and/or maths will need to take a stepping stone qualification such as functional skills en-route to a GCSE in these subjects.

6 96% OF CAP STUDENTS WHO GO ON TO POST -16 STUDY ATTEND ONE OF THEIR LOCAL CAP CENTRES Local Non CAP post 16 centres Cambridge Regional College College of West Anglia (Cambridge) Comberton Sixth Form Cottenham Sixth Form Ely Sixth Form Hills Road Sixth Form College Impington Sixth Form Long Road Sixth Form College Netherhall Sixth Form Parkside Sixth University Technical College Cambridge Cambridge Area Partnership post 16 centres

7 A GENERAL GUIDE TO ENTRY REQUIREMENTS A-level / IB courses You will require a range of GCSEs including Maths and English. Some subjects need specific subjects and grades. Level 3 Vocational (applied general) Courses Minimum of 4 GCSEs at C or above (or vocational equivalents) usually including Maths and/or English Some require more than 4 GCSEs or specific subjects Some require merit or distinction in the relevant level 2 course plus C or above in English / Maths Vocational (technical) Courses You start most courses at Level 1, progressing to Level 2 and Level 3 as your skills develop Some courses need specific subjects To confirm entry requirements and specific subject requirements please contact post 16 centres you are considering.

8 Entry programmes can lead to employment or level 1: Entry Level certificates Skills for life Foundation learning programme Pre-employment programme (supported internships) Level 2 programmes can lead on to employment or level 3: GCSE retakes Level 2 Vocational Intermediate Apprenticeships Specific Vocational Level 1 programmes can lead on to employment or level 2: Level 1 Vocational Foundation learning programme Pre-employment programme Traineeship

9 TYPICAL MINIMUM A - LEVEL PROFILES IN GCSEs at B or above including Maths and English, Minimum of a B grade in subjects to be studied at A-Level Comberton To be invited to an informal guidance interview about your course, you will need an estimated profile of an average of grade B or above across your Key Stage 4 qualifications. This average will be based on your best eight subjects, including Maths and English Language. You do not specifically need an estimated grade B in Maths or English Language unless this is an entrance requirement for one of your AS level courses. Hills Road 5 GCSEs at C or above including Maths and English Language, ideally with B grade in subjects intend to take at AS. Impington At least 7 GCSEs at grade C or above in a range of subjects including Maths and English. Long Road Students are expected to have 7 GCSE grades of C or above in an appropriate range of subjects, usually including Mathematics and English Language. Netherhall Please refer to post-16 centres for current entry criteria, specific subject requirements and how subject combination and putting a centre first when applying may affect your chances of success. Some subjects such as Maths and Sciences require higher grades.

10 TYPICAL MINIMUM IB PROFILES IN 2014 At least 3 B-grades (or the equivalent), in the appropriate subjects for the entry to your Higher Level course and at least 3 C-grades (or the equivalent ) in the appropriate subjects for the entry to your Standard Level. Impington At least 5 GCSEs, or equivalent, at Grade C or above, including English and Maths. B or above for all Higher Level subjects. Parkside Please refer to post-16 centres for current entry criteria, specific subject requirements and how subject combination and putting a centre first when applying may affect your chances of success.

11 W HERE CAN I STUDY A VOCATIONAL COURSE Engineering, Motor Vehicle, Business, IT, Construction, Media, Music, Performing arts, Art & Design, Public Services, Science, Care, Health, Sport, Travel & Tourism, Child Care, Hospitality, Beauty Science, Media make-up, Hair, and Catering, and Preparation for work Cambridge Regional College Sport, Public Services, Health & Social Care, Child Care, Business, Accounting, Hospitality & Catering, Hairdressing, Construction, Science Ely Sport, Business, and Science Comberton Art & De sig n, Gr ap hic s, Ph oto gra phy, Bu sin ess, Ele ctr oni c En gin eer ing, IC T, Per for mi ng Art s, Me dia, Spo rt, He alt h & Soc ial Car e, Sci enc e (ph ysi cs an d for ens ics), an d Cri mi nol ogy Long Road Performing Arts, Health & Social Care, Business and Sport Parkside Animal/Equine Management (care), Veterinary nursing, Agriculture College of West Anglia (Cambridge) Science UTC Cambridge Please refer to post 16 centres for current entry criteria, and the effect of putting an institution first when applying.

12 Other things to consider Travel to your post 16 centre Costs Find out more (UCAS progress) School Contact 16+ evening Post 16 open days / evenings

13 Finding a job with training or voluntary work with training School contact Ask your school Look online: Company sites Job Centre Plus Youthoria National Apprenticeship Service (apprenticeships and traineeships) Social networking sites Private employment agencies Family and Friends National and local newspapers Approach employers directly

14 H OW TO APPLY FOR : School or College course Use the online application process for centres in CAP. For centres outside the CAP, approach the centre directly. Apprenticeship 1.Search and apply for Apprenticeships online using 2.Contact colleges and training providers that offer apprenticeships. 3.You can apply for some apprenticeships programmes using the CAP application process. 4.Approach employers to see if they offer or would be willing to offer an Apprenticeship. Use all four of these to improve your chances.


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