Post 16 Information and Advice

Following our post 16 opportunities evening, please find attached a booklet containing details of all the open evenings at local colleges as well as detailed information with regard to the range of qualifications and options available to students after leaving Oathall.

Post 16 Information Booklet

Please also find attached the presentations from the evening.

Post 16 Opportunities Presentation

Apprenticeship Presentation

Please note the deadline for applying to colleges is Friday 6th December 2019.

We advise students to apply to at least two colleges.

Any students considering an apprenticeship should also apply for a college course as a back-up measure.

Processing of Further Education Applications

Following attendance at the further education colleges’ open evenings in October and November, Year 11 students will be completing their application forms.

Please note the following:

  • It is advisable to make applications to at least two colleges.
  • Students considering an apprenticeship should also make a college application as a back-up measure.
  • MONDAY 26 NOVEMBER 2018The deadline for all paper application forms to be given to Mrs Ferros in Reception, as grades and references need to be attached before they are sent to the various colleges.
  • FRIDAY 7 DECEMBER 2018The deadline for all online applications to be submitted.

Please find attached a booklet that has been produced to help guide you through the post 16 transition.  It includes information on the processing of applications and dates of all the colleges’ open evenings and detailed information on the wide range of qualifications and options available to you when you leave Oathall, including work-based learning and Apprenticeships.

Post 16 Opportunities Booklet 2018-19

Post 16 Opportunities Evening Presentation 2018

Careers Drop-In Service

If you require any help with completing application forms or have queries regarding which subjects or courses to take etc, you are very welcome to attend our drop-in service in the Careers Office on Wednesdays after school throughout October and November.

In addition to these sessions, Mrs Ferros is always available in Reception if you have any general queries.

IMPORTANT TO NOTE:  If you are planning a summer holiday, please be aware that students are required to be available soon after the GCSE exam results are issued on 22 August 2019 as colleges hold taster days, interviews and enrolment sessions before the beginning of the autumn term.

Post 16 Information and Advice

Following the recent Post 16 Opportunities Evening, students in year 11 should be planning their choices for continuing their education after their final year at Oathall.  A booklet containing advice and information about colleges, qualifications, apprenticeships and the application process is available under ‘Work Related Learning’.

Students are advised to check course information and entry requirements on the colleges’ websites as prospectuses are printed some time before and details do change. 

The deadline for all paper application forms to be given to Mrs Ferros in Reception  is MONDAY 26 NOVEMBER 2018.  

 The deadline to submit online applications is FRIDAY 7 DECEMBER 2018.

If you are unsure about anything connected with this process please speak to Mrs Ferros.

Year 11 Post 16 Opportunities Evening

Year 11 students and their parents are invited to the Post 16 Opportunities Evening on Wednesday 12 September at 6.00pm in the hall.

This important event will begin with a short presentation about the range of routes and choices that young people can make post 16.  There will then be the opportunity to talk to representatives from all the local further education colleges and other training organisations about the range of courses that they have to offer.  This can be followed up by attending open evenings at the colleges during October and November.  A booklet with further details, including dates for college open evenings, will be distributed during the evening.

Post 16 Information and Advice

Following the recent Post 16 Opportunities Evening, students in year 11 should be planning their choices for continuing their education after their final year at Oathall.  A booklet containing advice and information about colleges, qualifications, apprenticeships and the application process is available under ‘Work Related Learning’.

Students are advised to check course information and entry requirements on the colleges’ websites as prospectuses are printed some time before and details do change. 

The deadline for all paper application forms to be given to Mrs Bird in the Careers Office is MONDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2017.  

The deadline to submit online applications is FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER 2017.

If you are unsure about anything connected with this process please speak to Mrs Bird.

Apprenticeships

Are you interested in finding out about Apprenticeships?  Check out this link on YouTube for more information and to hear apprentices’ stories :

www.youtube.com/user/ApprenticeshipsNAS

and visit the Apprenticeship website https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship to learn about the different types of apprenticeships and how to find and apply for apprenticeships.

Year 10 Work Related Learning Week 2017

Oathall’s year 10 students have just enjoyed a week of work related learning experiences.  The week is designed to broaden their experience and understanding of the world of work and to support them as they consider their future career pathways.

The students were immersed in a wide range of work related learning activities:

Monday – The students chose to visit either Crawley College, the University of Sussex or Plumpton College.  The students toured the campuses, learned about what life would be like as a student and participated in subject taster sessions.

Tuesday – We were very pleased to welcome back some former Oathall students:  Sarah Caddy (Post-doctoral Research Fellow @ Cambridge University), Sarah Fairbairn (training to become a criminal barrister), Jo Taylor (Head of Production at Label1 Television Ltd), Trevor Butler (journalist), James Wilson (director of a national charity), David Amor (computer games designer) and David Marshall (Head of Customer Science, MoneySuperMarket.com).  They came to talk to students about their career paths and experiences of the world of work.  They are all members of the Oathall Alumni Association, which allows us to keep in touch with our former students.

Wednesday – The year group visited the Big Bang Fair, an event that focussed on career opportunities linked to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Thursday – The students spent this half term preparing for mock interviews.  We had many business volunteers who acted as interviewers for our Year 10 students. The mock interviews helped to prepare our students for their college interviews. The business volunteers were very impressed by our students, stating that they were mature, polite and came very well prepared.  In the afternoon, the students all attended an apprenticeship presentation.  This gave them an opportunity to understand how the National Apprenticeship programme works.

Friday – Work Observation Day:  The students were able to observe a parent, friend or relation at work.  The students had to complete a world of work survey whilst on their placement too.

We always ask the students to evaluate the week.  Here are some of the comments made:

  • “ Every aspect of the week was fun and educational.”
  •  “I really enjoyed my visit to Sussex University because it helped me decide what I want to do when I am older.”