Options after Year 11?

Year 11 students doing examsBefore choosing you need to think about a few things

How do you learn? What kind of person are you? What are you good at... interested in? What exam results are you likely to get?

  • Use the information below to start you thinking
  • Talk to the people that know you...
  • And your C&K careers school or college adviser.
  • See the 'More to explore' website links

Don't forget Raising the Participation Age means you must now stay in training or learning until at least your 18th birthday.

The fact that I'm 15 and am being asked to make huge choices that dictate the rest of my life. I can't drive, drink etc but I'm expected to decide the course of my existence - the decisions I make now will affect what outcomes I will experience in the future. Year 11 student, commenting on the importance of careers guidance.

Your options are:

Quick guide to your options after Year 11

Quick guide to your options after year 11 - in Calderdale and Kirklees (464kb SWF) new edition March 2017


The Government is encouraging more young people to study STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects because they will give you the skills you need for a wide range of jobs but remember it's important to make sure you choose a course or subjects that you like and are good at. Check out the Your Life website to see the careers available when you study science and maths


      • Login and search careersinfo logo for our guides to:
Get Organised 2017

Get Organised - career and learning options at 16 - update January 2017

Get Ahead 2017

Get Ahead - career and learning options at Entry level and Level 1





Adam talks to Lorna about choosing your options after Year 11. He advises you to think about what suits you and your skills and abilities. Listen to what Adam suggests or read it (141kb PDF). See the full interview with Adam on our YouTube Channel

Timing is important

Not sure when to start? Our Year 10 calendar will help you start planning and our Year 11 calendar will help make sure you don't miss out (64-159 kb PDF).

Want to talk to someone?

Your C&K Careers school or college careers adviser can help and advise you – get in touch with the careers team in school.

Or ring 01484 225500 and ask for Infoline; email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; use our Infoline feedback form; Text: Info, followed by your message to 07786 202804

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Page updated March 2017

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