Learning choices

You need to stay in learning until you are 18 - but choices at 14+ and 16+ mean you can choose the learning that suits you.

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Get an apprenticeship

With an apprenticeship you can earn money, gain qualifications, and start your career fast

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A-level choices

Making choices about post-16 learning including A-levels is an exciting time with lots of interesting choices

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Avoiding Exclusion

Being excluded from school doesn't just interrupt learning. It can also have a bad impact on your future.

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Career Options

Figuring out what you want to do for work can be confusing, here are resources to help you explore your options

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Careers in construction

Construction isn't just for labourers and isn't just building - IT, Engineering, Site Management and Administration all play their part, and there are good opportunities for everyone.

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Careers in Health

Careers in Health is not just about being a doctor, nurse or dentist. There are hundreds of different careers available for anyone who decides to follow a career in health

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Careers in ICT

Jobs in ICT come in all different varieties - find out how you can get started in the field, and get a job that suits your needs!

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Careers in Law

There are many job opportunities for someone interested in law. Find what job suits you and your needs!

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Careers in Science

There is more in science than you think. Explore the different careers that you can find in the science sector.

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GCSE choices

GCSEs and other pre-16 qualifications support your future learning and get you ready for Post-16 learning

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Go to School

Get the most out of your time at school by avoiding absence, learning well, taking up activities and other opportunities and solving problems quickly when they happen

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Higher Education

Explore the different ways to study for a Higher Education qualification

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Learning at Home

Most of Oxfordshire’s children and young people go to school or college – but some are educated at home


Opportunities Noticeboard

Posters, notices and fliers about open days, job clubs, training, learning and more for young people in Oxfordshire

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Pass Exams

Learn how to do your best, and what to do if results are not as hoped

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School leaving age

Children must stay in education, training and learning until age 18. This can be at school, college, or (after age 16) in a job with training, like an apprenticeship.

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Traineeships are flexible training programmes for young people aged 16 to 24 years

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Training Providers

Local training providers offer alternative options for 16+ learning, including community-based programmes, engagement, and specialist support

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Results Day

Results day can feel like an anxious time. But even if your results are not what you hoped you can still find a great place to study