Choices at 16+
This page explains the possible pathways students can take at the end of Year 11
There are three main pathways students can choose between at the end of Year 11:
- Entering the Sixth Form at Beaumont, at a school within the BeauSandVer Education Trust or at another school,
- Entering Further Education at a college, such as Oaklands or West Herts College,
- Beginning an Apprenticeship or Traineeship, combining paid employment with further education and training.
A general overview of 16+ pathways from the DfE can be viewed below:
Details of the West Herts College Virtual Open Day (on 14th November) can be found here.
From this September, many FE Colleges will be offering T-levels as part of their curriculum. The video below explains what T-levels are:
The video below explains Higher and Degree Apprenticeships, which students begin at 16+ and 18+
In the video below, industry leaders discuss university degree and Degree Apprenticeship pathways:
You can visit the Find An Apprenticeship website here.
An Apprenticeship guide for parents can be found here.
The latest parent information pack for parents, from Amazing Apprenticeships, can be downloaded here.
General information about Apprenticeships, including case studies, can be found at the Apprenticeships.Gov website, here.
Impartial Advice and Guidance
As well as information from teachers in school, all students in Year 8 and above may request an impartial advice and guidance meeting with Alison Curnow, our YC Hertfordshire Personal Adviser. To do this, students or parents should speak to the relevant Head of Year. YC Hertfordhire advice can also be accessed out of school hours, including during the school holidays. More information here.