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End of Autumn 1 - start of October half term

Year 11 2020-2021 Information and Resources

Please see links to resources and information to assist our current Year 11 students in preparation for their Post 16 options.

Message sent 15.10.20

Year 11 Careers and post 16 provision

It is a very important time for all our Year 11 students as they begin making decisions for their post 16 options. The following provides key information for you and your son/daughter in support of the next steps.

WHS Careers Fair:

We are delighted to announce that we will be holding a live virtual Careers Fair on Wednesday 4th November at 6-7.30pm for all of our Year 11 students, parents & carers. This will be a good opportunity to look at offers and pathways from the local colleges/further education providers, as well as an opportunity to see a diverse range of apprenticeship opportunities. If parents/carers or students have questions they will also be able to participate in a Q&A session at the end.

Please keep the date and time free in your diaries, more information and links to the event will be shared soon.

Student interviews

Please use the Post 16 Options survey ahead of our option talks, which each of our students will have during the Autumn term. Link here

In the interviews they will have the opportunity to discuss options with our Careers Adviser, Mr Fisher, and the pathways available to them for further education.

Should students require further advice before their interview they will need to email Mr Fisher, mfisher@worthinghigh.net. Students have been made aware of this procedure, and a number have taken advantage of this.

Open days and virtual tours

We would recommend that all students browse all of the post 16 provider websites. Some are offering virtual tours, others may be holding actual Open Days; these will need to be applied for online. The College websites provide very useful information on the courses available, the entry requirement. A spreadsheet summarising this information is on the school website. Link here

Applications

A number of colleges and 6th forms already have application deadline dates in November and December 2020, so it is crucial that any students wishing to apply do so promptly. Upcoming deadlines for application and November are listed below:

  •         Christ’s Hospital Friday 6th November 2020
  •         BHASVIC Friday 4th December
  •         Varndean College Friday 4th December

We strongly advise that students apply for more than one college or course to keep their options open. There is no maximum and preferences from individual students often change as the school year progresses.

We will shortly be receiving prospectuses from each of the further education providers and these will be made available to students to bring home.

To further support parents/carers our website also has a comprehensive guide issued by the Sussex Learning Network & Elev8 Careers. This can be accessed on this link

Other useful links

  •         Post 16 section on the school’s website Link here

·        Vocational vs academic pathways after Year 11 https://youtu.be/ScHIGA-3QUk

·        Where can I study after Year 11? https://youtu.be/4foNwvq9V0Y

·        What can I study after Year 11? https://youtu.be/WX62Syqigzs

·        Making your final decision for after Year 11 https://youtu.be/mtHt41w-HhI

If you have any queries please contact Mr Fisher mfisher@worthinghigh.net