Studying options and career planning

Studying options and career planning

Year 7-9

If you are in key stage 3 of your education (years 7-9) you will start making decisions which will influence your later career opportunities. At this stage you will be choosing GCSE subjects that interest you, but you should begin to consider career options and qualifications required (this will determine your education post-GCSEs). You should also consider building on your employment skills – it’s not just about the grades!

To find out more, please visit States of Jersey careers website which offer information, advice and guidance service to support you.

You can also visit them on Facebook and Twitter.

Please also refer to other sections of our education pages which may provide you with useful information.

 

Year 10-11

If you are in key stage 4 of your education (years 10-11), you are most likely following GCSE courses. Some of these GCSEs will be compulsory while others are optional. In Year 11 you will be making choices about your future post-16 careers. You may decide to continue in education, either in full-time courses at school or Highlands College or on part-time day release courses whilst in work. Your schools will help you to make the right choices by providing careers advice. You should however start considering your skills as your compulsory education comes to an end there are various employment, training and educations options available.

To find out more, please visit States of Jersey careers website which offer information, advice and guidance service to support you.

You can also visit them on Facebook and Twitter.

Please also refer to other sections of our education pages which may provide you with useful information.

 

Post-16 education

If you finished a secondary school, depending on your future career aspirations and specific qualifications required, you may decide to continue in full-time education, full-time work or join a training scheme (mix of work and training).

Full-time education

Post-16 education options include traditional academic courses such as AS and A2s (formerly known as A Levels), the International Baccalaureate, and vocational courses such as BTEC, NVQ and City & Guilds.

Full-time work

If you decide to commence full-time work, it’s important that you pick a job that offers planned training leading to a nationally recognised qualification.

Training schemes

There are lots of ways to improve your skills and get qualifications, including: 

  • Relevant apprenticeships
  • Bursary schemes
  • Work placements/experience
  • Advance to Work Program

To find out more, please visit States of Jersey careers website which offer information, advice and guidance service to support you.

You can also visit them on Facebook and Twitter.

Please also refer to other sections of our education pages which may provide you with useful information.