Our leaners are able to choose vocational subjects in the areas that interest them alongside their core GCSEs in English, maths and science subjects. Specialist vocational facilities and industry-trained and experienced tutors will provide you with an unrivalled grounding in your chosen vocation, where you will be able to develop the skills needed to succeed.
From the moment you walk through our doors for the first time, you will find tutors providing the highest standards for learning and excellent opportunities to progress to a dream job or further study - all the way up to degree level. You will benefit from smaller class sizes, individual support and a secure zone dedicated to learners at the 14-16 College. You will have a clear progression route into further and higher education within the College, which will provide the opportunity to specialise in your chosen career.
14-16 College offers core academic subjects as well as vocational specialisms, creating unique pathways designed around your interests and future aspirations.
An academic timetable takes up the significant part of your studies. Core GCSEs are a mandatory part of mainstream studies and gaining English and maths qualifications will be a priority in order to provide you with wider progression options.
Studying at 14-16 College means you will choose two specialist vocational subjects from a range of pathways. Studying over two years, you will gain in-depth knowledge, practical skills and expertise in their chosen pathways. All vocational qualifications are equivalent to GCSEs and will help you to gain a fuller understanding of their chosen industries.
Having the opportunity to experience a range of different subjects will help you to develop your future aspirations and employability and begin to understand your strengths, interests and skills and how they can be applied to the wider world of work. Specialisms include:
**Specialist pathways are subject to change
Year 10 is a crucial time for young people to explore the career pathways available to them.
As a 14-16 College learner, you will benefit from a range of activities throughout your time with us which are designed to provide advice and guidance about options post-16. Developing employability skills and preparing for the world of work is the cornerstone of our careers programme and will see you provided with numerous opportunities to interact with local employers and apply what you learn to your studies. Work experience is an integral part of this process and you will have the opportunity of a two-week placement with an employer in a career area that interests you. This will provide you with an unrivalled experience of working in a real-life environment.
The College also provides information through a dedicated resource designed to give you a flavour of what might interest you in the future, ascertaining your skills and interests, as well as displaying details about various sectors and industries in the area.