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, experience work, gain qualifications and start your career - fast.

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A-level choices

A-level choices are both difficult and important decisions to make. But here is the information that you need to know before making your 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

With a variety of different fields in law, there are many different job opportunities for someone interested in pursuing law, find out what job suits you and your needs!

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Careers in Science

There is more in science than you think, not just physics, chemistry and biology. Explore the different careers that you can find in the science sector.

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GCSE choices

Your choice of GCSEs can have a big effect on the rest of your life so choose them well.

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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

Find out about 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

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Leaving school

If you're leaving school at 16, you'll still have to stay in learning, but their are plenty of options available to you.


Moving from school to college

Leaving school to move to a different learning environment can sometimes be stressful. But, wider choices, different ways of working and diferent opportunities make it the right choice for some young people.


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 you can do your best, and what you need to do if results are not as hoped

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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


Youth Hubs in Oxfordshire

Youth Hubs are a new initiative from the Job Centre to help younger jobseekers (those aged 16-24) access the opportunities and support they need to find work and get ahead!

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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 - guaranteed.