Key Stage 4 (ages 14-16) activities

Thinking about your future

Do you have a career in mind? Thinking about university? A degree apprenticeship? Or no idea? The activities below could help.

  • Routes to Higher Education: find out more about higher education and how you can get there, including info on how to apply and student finance. Whether you are thinking about university, college, or perhaps a higher or degree apprenticeship, this Future Focus digital booklet [PDF] could help.
  • Inspire Learning Study Programmes: for young people aged 16-24 in Nottinghamshire, Inspire have bases in Hucknall, Mansfield, Sutton, Arnold, Newark, Stapleford, Eastwood, Worksop and Retford. They could help you gain new qualifications, including those listed below. You can find out more by watching these short videos.
    • Catering
    • Construction
    • Hospitality
    • Health and social care
    • IT
    • Carpentry and joinery
    • Painting and decorating

NEXT STEPS PLANNING: Please download our Year 11 'What's Next' guide and action plan below to support you with your next steps into a Post 16 setting.

 Year 11 What's Next? document

Video advice

West Notts College offer vocational courses, A Levels, apprenticeships, university level courses, and part time adult courses.

They have produced the videos below, which could help you if you are thinking of applying for a course with them, or if you need some more advice on how to put together or improve your CV.

West Notts College: courses and applying

West Notts College: help with your CV

A CV, or Curriculum Vitae, also known as a résumé, is a written overview of your skills, education, and work experience. They are used for a number of different things, but are most commonly sent to prospective employers when looking for a new job.

Writing your CV

The documents below can help you when it comes to writing your CV:

Creating Effective CVs

Links to websites referred to in the 'Creating Effective CVs' video presentation above, are here:

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