Your Year 11 calendar

Things to do in the Autumn Term

  • Use Help You Choose to research your options and search for courses
  • Find out about careers that interest you and check entry requirements
  • Contact colleges, sixth forms and training providers for information including a copy of their prospectus of post-16 courses
  • Talk to your careers leader, adviser or tutor about your plans and for help in deciding what to do
  • Go to open days/evenings at colleges, sixth forms and at other providers that you are interested in
  • From 1st October apply online for full-time courses using Help You Choose
  • If you're looking for an apprenticeship in Norfolk, go to My Account and sign up for Apprenticeship Matching on Help You Choose
  • Register with the find an apprenticeship service if you're looking for an apprenticeship or traineeship
  • Contact Armed Forces careers offices if you want to join the Army, Navy, Air Force or Marines
  • Make sure that you have a two year plan for your 16-18 education and/or training

Things to do in the Spring Term

  • Apply for courses through Help You Choose if you haven't already done so
  • Prepare for any sixth form/college/provider interviews you are asked to attend
  • Begin looking for apprenticeships as bigger companies will start advertising
  • Revise your plans if your predicted grades change due to mock exams and other assessments
  • Start applying to training providers if you're looking for an apprenticeship or traineeship
  • Send off speculative letters to companies you are interested in working for
  • Contact colleges, sixth forms and training providers about the 16-19 Bursary Fund if you are worried about money

Things to do in the Summer Term

  • If you haven't yet made any plans ask your school's careers leader or adviser for help
  • Keep applying for apprenticeships, training and courses
  • Think about doing some voluntary work or work experience during the summer, or even seeing if you can get a summer job
  • Keep trying speculative applications