Sixth Form Colleges mainly offer A Level courses. These qualifications build on the work done at GCSE and assessed through exams. They support several different career paths which can lead to further study at University, an Apprenticeship or job. It is usual to choose 3 or 4 subjects in the first year, and then continue with the same subjects in the second year.
Colleges of Further Education offer a variety of courses at different levels, linked to various careers. These qualifications can lead to employment, apprenticeships or further study, either at college or at university.
Here are links to our local colleges
Other Colleges in the North East
Academy of Music & Sound (Music)
Askham Bryan College (Agriculture/Land/Farming/Animals)
Northern School of Art (Art and design)
Check individual websites for details of open events.
Here are some useful tools to help students research their career aspirations
All pupils have an account on Kudos an excellent on-line portal with lots of information about careers and routes to achieve them.