Careers Information

From 2015, pupils must continue in education or training until the end of the academic year in which they turn 18.  Young people have a choice about how they continue in education or training Post-16 which could be through:-
  • Full time study in a School, College or with a training provider
  • Full time work or volunteering combined with part-time education or training
  • An Apprenticeship
Thinking about careers starts as early as Year 8 when pupils choose their options.

Making subject choices in Year 8 is a very important part of your time in school. It is an opportunity for you to take control of your education and shape the way you want your future to be. The options you choose will affect how you spend your time at school for the next three years. The choices you make may also influence what course, apprenticeship or career you decide to do after Year 11. It could also affect future university choices.

It is important to choose subjects that will interest you and motivate you. Spend some time thinking about what you enjoy doing, what keeps you interested and what makes you work hard.

To research more about how your choices will affect your future plans, Please click on the liks below.

At Oakwood, we currently have a Careers Advisor, Mrs Greenfield, who is located in the Learning Resource Centre two days a week.   Please email her on

To View our Careers Schedule, please click here.

Follow the links below for key information relating to Post 16:-

To view our Provider Access Policy, please click here.

If you have any questions or comments regarding this page, please email and mark  FAO J Procter