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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

18 October 2023 - 5.00pm - 7.00pm 

Use this link to book your place - North Shropshire College Open Event - Wednesday 18th October - HLNSC  

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 

Places on Open Evenings need to be pre-booked so we can manage numbers, provide a quick check-in and give you the best experience possible.

 Use the link below to register

 Advice Events | Open Days | Term Dates | SCG


 Moreton Hall

 Saturday, 30th September 2023 at 10.00am

Please register your interest using the link below:

Open Day - Moreton Hall


Thomas Adams Wem – 

Sixth Form Entry Procedure | Thomas Adams School - Wem, Shropshire

Marches Sixth Form

21 September 2023 - 4.30pm - 7.30pm

To view their information click on the following link



Coleg Cambria –  (Yale site) - Events Archive > Coleg Cambria other dates at other campuses on the website

15 November 2023 from 5.00pm