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After GCSEs there are three main pathways to choose from and making the decision between the different pathways needs careful thought.

  • General academic e.g. A Levels (offered at schools and colleges)
  • Work-based: e.g. Apprenticeships (learning on the job but also with a learning provider)
  • Vocationally-related: this could be through a ‘vocational subject’ related to a broad employment area such as business, engineering, IT, health and social care, etc. or through a ‘vocational course’ that leads to specific jobs such as hairdressing, accounting, professional cookery or plumbing
  • There are also opportunities for young people to work or volunteer for 20 hours a week as long as they are also working towards a qualification – check this out with your school or college.

The pathway you choose will be based on the following:

  • What grades of GCSE you have achieved
  • How you like to learn
  • Where and what you would like to study later
  • What you want to do in the future

At St Martins School we work closely with Oswestry College – to view their website please click here.

There are other educational establishments in the area including Yale, Thomas Adams, Shrewsbury 6th Form.

Shrewsbury Yr11 Progression Event

A one-stop-shop to explore the post school choices available to pupils starting Year 11 in September 2017, including travel information, and study and financial support.

Exhibitors currently confirmed for this night are:

  • Adams College
  • Adams' Grammar Sixth Form
  • Adcote School
  • The Armed Forces
  • Business Solutions Apprenticeships
  • County Training
  • Ellesmere College
  • Moreton Hall
  • New College Telford
  • NSC
  • Reaseheath College
  • Shrewsbury College
  • Shrewsbury Sixth Form College
  • Shrewsbury Town FC
  • TCAT

Exhibitors that have also been invited include:

  • Abraham Darby Sixth Form
  • Adams College
  • Bridgnorth Endowed Sixth Form
  • Derwen College
  • Future Focus
  • Grove College
  • Holy Trinity Academy Sixth Form
  • IASS Information, Advice and Support Service
  • Idsall School Sixth Form
  • Ludlow College
  • Madeley Academy
  • Marches School Sixth Form
  • Newport Girls High School
  • Oldbury Wells Sixth Form
  • Severndale Academy
  • Shrewsbury High School Sixth Form
  • Shrewsbury School
  • Thomas Telford School
  • William Brookes Sixth Form
  • Wrekin College

Open days/evening

Shrewsbury Sixth Form - https://www.ssfc.ac.uk/events – 12&18th October

Thomas Adams Wem – 28th September

Moreton Hall – 12th October 

Marches Sixth Form – 19th October

North Shropshire College

7 October 2017

Open Day at Shipley Campus

Come along to NSC's Shipley Campus Open Evening. Meet our tutors, tour the campus, see the Campus'...

NSC Events

14 October 2017

Open Day at Walford Campus

Come along to NSC's Walford Campus Open Day. Meet our tutors, tour the campus, see the Campus'...

NSC Events

18 October 2017

Open Evening at Oswestry Campus

Come along to NSC's Oswestry Campus Open Evening. Meet our tutors, tour the campus, visit the...

NSC Events

19 October 2017

Open Evening at Aspire Centre

Come along to NSC's The Aspire Centre Open Event. Meet our tutors, tour the campus, and see the...



Coleg Cambria – 19th October - https://www.cambria.ac.uk/