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Post 16

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

All year 11 students have independent careers information through targetted interviews and discussion. Our 'Hub' has a vast array of uptodate resources about careers, post 16 education.

We hosted an apprentice morning where local companies and apprentice training organisations spent time talking to small groups of students about what was available locally.

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

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

Open days/evening - remember if you have missed one of these open events don't panic, get in touch with the college or school.


North Shropshire College have two virtual open events coming up in February.  

Walford Campus - Saturday 6th February 10.00am - 12.00noon

Oswestry Campus - Wednesday 10th February 5.00pm-7.00pm

Please see link below.


Events - North Shropshire College

Open Events are held throughout the year at both the Oswestry and Walford campuses. They are a great opportunity for prospective students and parents to come along to the College and see for themselves the fantastic facilities and learning resources on offer.


Shrewsbury Colleges Group Post 16 Options Virtual Roadshow [Oswestry]

 06 October 2020

 6.30pm - 8.00pm

 Use the link below to register


Information events for pupils leaving Year 11 in September 2021

This virtual event will bring together all the leading providers of state sector post 16 education in the area (including local Training Providers).
The event will start at 6.30pm with a live stream presentation covering all the important aspects of transitioning from school to further education and exploring the differences between the different qualifications that are open to you.

This presentation will then be followed by a live Q&A session and then access to the interactive event map where you can ‘visit’ providers such as colleges, sixth forms and The Armed Forces and get more in-depth information on what they can offer you. The main presentation will also be available to watch on-demand again after the event.

Virtual Open Evening - Vocational

 05 November 2020

 4.15pm - 8.00pm

 Use the link below to register


Our Virtual Open Evening platform will have an unlimited number of places available and will include presentations, virtual tours and lots of information on each one of our courses and life at SCG.


North Shropshire College - Virtual Open Event

In June 2020 we had our very first Virtual Open Event, but don't worry if you missed seeing it live, you can catch up on every session as it happened, by watching the videos below!


Hear from the tutors as they describe their courses and answer some questions that were asked during the live sessions. If you've got a question that you wanted to ask, which wasn't answered during the session, you can ask us by contacting us through the website.


Moreton Hall

Virtual Open Day - Saturday 3rd October

We would like to invite you to attend one of the upcoming Virtual Open Days on Saturday 3rd October. You will be able to find out more about Moreton Sixth. Further information on the timings and format of the events will be made available closer to the dates. 

Please register your interest using the link below:



Thomas Adams Wem – 

 Virtual Visit and Open Evening page LIVE on our website.  Here’s the link: https://thomasadams.net/sixth-form-virtual-visit-and-open-evening/  The virtual open evening is taking place on Thursday 15th October from 4.00 pm.

Marches Sixth Form – to view their information click on the following link


Virtual open evening on the 16th October, site tours after school on that day.

Coleg Cambria –  (Yale site) - https://www.cambria.ac.uk/ other dates at other campuses on the website