Gaze into your crystal ball.... which of these statements is the most realistic?
At the end of Year 11 I won’t be ready to go on to a Level 1 qualification
Entry Level could be for you
Entry Level qualifications can increase your skills and confidence and help you progress to the next level. Ask your teacher for more information ot find out more
At the end of Year 11 I will be ready to do a Level 1 qualification
Look into NVQ Level 1 qualification. GCSEs at Grades D-G are also Level 1 qualifications.
Any qualification will make you more attractive to an employer.
At the end of Year 11 I expect to achieve Level 1 qualifications (equivalent to GCSE grades D-G)
You could go on to do a Level 2* qualification at sixth form or college
Level 2 qualifications include BTEC First, NVQ, Intermediate Apprenticeship or GCSEs grades A-C)
At the end of Year 11 I expect to achieve Level 2 qualifications
Go on to do a Level 3* qualification at sixth form or college
Choose from Advanced Apprenticeship, A or AS levels, NVQ, BTEC National or similar.
At the end of Year 11 I want to leave formal education and start earning
You can still earn while building skills ‘on the job’
Consider an Apprenticeship (the level will depend on what you achieve at the end of Year 11), a job with training or setting up your own business
The more qualifications you have, the better your chances of getting the job you want. Higher grades will also help. However, did you know that for some jobs, the subjects matter too?
If you know the career area you want to go into, do some research to find out if you need specific subjects or qualifications to begin a course that helps you qualify in that area.
If you’re thinking of doing a specific degree, the UCAS site (www.ucas.com) will tell you the subjects, qualifications and grades needed to do that course.