Post-16 Learning Pathways

As a school, we are fortunate to be surrounded by a range of outstanding Colleges of Further Education which offer the full range of post-16 qualification opportunities for our students once they leave our school.

Typically, over 90% of Year 11 go on to study full-time post-16 courses, with most other students attending part-time alongside employment. We take pride, therefore, in ensuring students are well-prepared and that the process of transition is positive and smooth.

Careers education is an important part of KS3 and KS4 and is supported by a range of careers related information and guidance opportunities. These include: our Year 9 electives process, EFL collapsed days, our annual Mock Interviews and Careers Fair. In addition, College staff come into school to visit Year 11 early in the Autumn Term to outline the full range of qualifications and subjects available and also their enrolment procedures.

Students then work alongside their Form Tutors (Learning Mentors) as well as other outside agents in making applications, with guidance being offered on: CVs, personal statements and interviews; this is given added weight by a special day delivering skills for work and skills for life.

As a result, our students’ record of success in their post-16 studies is very high, our close links with all our local Colleges (Sir John Deane’s, Warrington & Vale Royal College, Cheshire College South & West and Reaseheath) ensuring that we are able to support students as they continue along their many successful learning pathways.

Post 16 Destinations

Sir John Deane’s Sixth Form College

Warrington & Vale Royal College

Cheshire College South & West

Reaseheath College

Useful Information


National Careers Service