With the change in the law and the Raising of the Participation Age to 18, all young people must remain in some form of education and/training up to the age of 18.
If you are thinking of staying on in sixth form, or going to another sixth form or college, then you are beginning Further Education.
Norfolk’s Help You Choose website hosts all of the county’s Sixth Form and College courses. You can search by a specific provider, by subject or qualification – https://helpyouchoose.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.fe
For information about Open Days, Evenings and other Events across Norfolk, check out this link to Norfolk’s Help You Choose website – https://helpyouchoose.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=events.listing
Thinking of going to university at 18?
You will need to consider your Post-16 courses very carefully. Be aware that the subjects you choose at 16 will have an affect on the courses that you can choose to study at 18.
UCAS, the Universities Clearing and Admission Service, offers students a new advice portal to support young people in their Post-16 decision-making – https://www.ucas.com/ucas/after-gcses
The Russell Group’s ‘Informed Choices’ booklet has been produced because the writers believe it is really important for all young people, especially those whose parents did not go to university, to have clear information about how the subjects that they choose to study in sixth form or at college can affect their options at university and their chances in life. Therefore, well-informed decisions can be made.