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 3 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)
Check individual websites for details of open events or go to http://www.help4teens.co.uk/home.html where the calendar has dates of the open events for all colleges in the north east.
Here are some useful tools to help students research their career aspirations
National Careers Service