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CAREERS INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS

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Careers for Students

Year 8 – GCSE options

How do I choose?

At Wexham, students select their GCSE options in year 8. The latest options booklet is below.

Key Advice

·       If you have a career plan then make sure you find out the subjects that are required.

·       Choose what you like doing.

·       Ask for help from your tutor remember they know you really well.

·       Talk all options through with your family with regards to the choices available.

·       Talk to your subject teachers, they know the details of the course, and can advise if it is right for you.

Useful websites:

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/contact-us/home

Studential.com

https://www.studential.com/GCSEs/choosing-your-GCSE-subject-options

Which?University

https://university.which.co.uk/advice/gcse-choices-university/how-important-are-gcse-choices-when-it-comes-to-university

Year 11 – post 16 options

What are my options?

A Levels

One very popular option is to continue your studies into A Levels. You are able to sit A Levels at Wexham, other schools with sixth forms or a sixth form college. This offers a clear pathway to university.

https://university.which.co.uk/advice/a-level-choices/what-a-levels-do-you-need-for-the-degree-you-want-to-study

Apprenticeships and School Leaver Programmes

You can also apply to do an apprenticeship.

Other school/college courses

East Berkshire College                 http://www.eastberks.ac.uk/

Reading College                             http://www.reading-college.ac.uk/

Uxbridge College                            https://www.uxbridge.ac.uk/

Post 18 Options

What are your options?

University 

Apprenticeships and School Leaver Programmes – You may wish to complete an apprenticeship after leaving Wexham.

Employment – You may wish to start employment.

Useful websites

National Careers Service

http://nationalcareersservice.direct.go.uk/contact-us-home

notgoingtouni.co.uk

http://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/

School Leavers Guide http://www.thebigchoice.com/Digital_Edition/school_leavers_apprenticeships_2014/

https://www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk/