There are lots of things to think about when students leave HLC. To help students choose what to do next, Form Tutors and FutureFocus both play a valuable role.
All Year 11 students complete their ‘Choices Checklist’ forms to help prioritise one to one FutureFocus interviews, and identify intended destinations. Each Year 11 student is given a FutureFocus careers pack which includes ‘Your Choice Post 16 Options booklet’, Open evening list and application deadlines along with Careers useful websites handout. Open evening for the colleges and sixth forms are further promoted during assemblies, consultation day and parent’s evenings.
During Citizenship, the different options, and the routes into them are explored. Some might enjoy school and may like to continue their learning in a classroom and move to a sixth form or a further education college. Others might prefer more hands-on ways of doing things, so they may want to think about an apprenticeship and ‘earn while they learn’.
HLC holds an annual Careers Convention in November and is well attended by local colleges, sixth forms, employers and other education and training providers. Parents are also welcome at the event.
To the Raising of Participation Age, you will be expected to continue in Education, Employment or Training until the age of 18 and for a minimum of 16 hours a week when you leave school.