Raising the Participation Age
RAP is a new measure that has been brought in by the Government. It means that all young people have to be in some form of learning or training until their 18th birthday. Previously, young people could leave school on completion of their GCSEs and go straight into work. Now they can still leave school after GCSEs, and they can still work, but the RPA means these young people will need to have some from of recognised learning as part of their post-school activity.
What are the options available after Year 11?
Research and Applications
UCAS Progress www.ucasprogress.com is the website where research and applications will be completed. You can access the website NOW. You will be issued with a username and password by Mrs Samuel.
Use the search facilities and research to:
However you NEED to check the course entry requirements information. Some courses require a level 1 completion to progress onto level 2 and 3.
After school you can go and study at a College or a Sixth Form.
Colleges are where you can study in an adult environment. You are expected to be responsible for your own behaviour and learning. College offers a range of course for different levels depending on the individual’s ability.
Sixth Forms generally offer focus on more academic courses. Some sixth forms are part of a school that offers education 11 to 19 years. We have a local independent sixth form, Thomas Rotherham College which has entry at 16 years.
Open Days/Evenings are a great opportunity to talk to other students and staff, and be able to see and get a feel for the learning environment.
Please click on the links below for further information on Colleges and School sixth forms. If you want information on any other Post-16 provider, please contact the School’s careers adviser.
Thomas Rotherham College
Dearne Valley College
SCHOOL SIXTH FORMS
Dinnington High School
Wales High School
Wath Comprehensive School
Wickersley School & Sports College
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