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Year 7/8

Years 7 and 8 are the foundations to your time at High School, you will learn about many subjects and courses.

Compulsory national curriculum subjects are: English, maths, science, history, geography ,modern foreign languages, design and technology, art and design, music, physical education, citizenship, computing.

Schools must provide religious education (RE) and sex education from key stage 3 but parents can ask for their children to be taken out of the whole lesson or part of it.

Year 7/8

Year 9

Year 9 is a big year as you will get to decide on some of the courses you study for GCSE, there are core subjects; English, Maths and Science which you must take, and there are also foundations subjects; Computing, PE and Citizenship. 

The subjects you take for GCSE and are good at will direct you to what to do the further you move on in education.

You will need to use this knowledge to help you make informed decisions about what subjects you like and are good at, this will then help you in deciding what subjects you are going to take for GCSE. 

Year 9

Year 10/11

What are your choices after Year 11?

You can choose to:-

Study full-time at sixth form or college or with a training provider (further education)

Start an apprenticeship or traineeship

Get a job with training

Work or volunteer full-time with part-time study or training

Don't forget that whatever choice you make you have to stay in education or training until you are 18.

Year 10/11

Year 12/13

Simple explanation of what to do in year 12/13 and link to the detailed year 12/13 page.

Year 12/13

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service is run by the Government and provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.

Job profiles
Find out what a job involves and if it's right for you.

Skills health check
Use our assessment to find out what kind of jobs could suit you and save your results.

Find a course
Look for courses and learning providers and save information about them.

Contact an adviser
Find out about the different ways to get in touch.

Help to get a job
Get advice on the different stages of a job hunt, including how to improve your interview technique and write an effective CV. You can get help to search for your first job, get back into work or change career direction.

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