What are the options for 16 - 18's?

All young people are must continue in education or training until they are at least 18 years of age.

This means that your son/daughter should be making plans for at least two years of further education and/or training after Year 11.

Their 16-18 options are:

Important information!

To improve their future prospects:

  • All 16-18 year olds work for qualifications whether in further education or on an apprenticeship.
  • If your son/daughter achieves below grade 4 in English and/or maths at GCSE they will need to continue with these subjects whether they are on a full time course at college or sixth form or on an apprenticeship.
  • GCSE subjects are now graded using the new grades of 9-1 with a grade 9 being the highest grade. Find out more about the new grades and changes to GCSEs on the The Ofqual blog