Options after GCSEs 04/03/2020

Options after GCSEs

If you’re in Year 11, you are probably used to hearing you need to think seriously about your choices and what you want to do after you leave school. There are a few things to consider such as where you live, what grades you’re predicted to achieve and if you want to work or study.

At Stanmore College we offer vocational courses also known as BTEC courses. A BTEC is a qualification based on practical study. Most BTECs now include a 40% examinable component. Vocational study programmes give students real-life knowledge that can be put to use from day one. Alternatively A level courses typically involve written work and are 100% exams and are mostly offered by sixth forms. Level 3 BTECs are equivalent to A levels and both qualifications can get you into university and impress employers.

You can view a broad range of our courses here https://stanmore.ac.uk/Courses

We take a variety of pupils from different schools therefore, everyone who turns up on the first day is a new student so you won’t feel alone. You will get to meet lots of new people on your course and make new friends. All students receive support from their teachers and are assigned a personal tutor. Students also have the opportunity to engage in new hobbies, enjoy events and activities and have access to facilities such as our fitness suite and our spacious Learning Resources Centre.

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One of our former students, Miriam, who is now studying Optometry at university described Stanmore College as follows: “Stanmore is a local college; I found the teachers and staff helpful so I did a BTEC in Applied Science there. The teachers were supportive throughout the entire course. I am thankful to them all.” Lots more comments from former student in our prospectus and on our website.

Did you know?

Up until the age of 18, qualifications and training to support your career options are free but not after that age. We also have careers advisors who can give you valuable advice regarding your choices. Furthermore bursaries are available for those in financial need. What if you want to work?

Our apprenticeships help people to get into employment, gain skills and experience. Apprentices are also paid for their work and study hours. Apprenticeships we offer include job roles such as Lab Technician, Digital Marketer, Accountant, Business Administrator and more.

As an apprentice you will receive holiday pay and may be offered a permanent position at the end of your course. You will obtain the skills employers want therefore increasing your employability. You can find out more information about our Apprenticeships here https://stanmore.ac.uk/Courses/Apprenticeship If you have any questions about College or what it offers email us at admissions@stanmore.ac.uk and we will be happy to help.