Year 10 - 11 Career Advice

Help Choosing a Career Path

  • UCAS Progress - Search for courses now!
  • Target Careers - TARGETcareers helps young people to make smart decisions about their future.
  • All About School Leavers - Discover what career path might be right for you!
  • Moving on Magazine (careers and qualifications) - Moving On magazine is a print and online publication that provides a wide range of information regarding choices in and following school.
  • Start - Start is a free, online careers platform, designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential.
  • Studential - What happens after you take your GCSEs? Do you stay on at school, get a job or go to your local college? This is a vital decision and there are lots of different options.
  • Prospects - Guiding millions of students to make the right choice.
  • Success at School - Success at School is the place for young people to explore careers, get the lowdown on top employers, and search for the latest jobs, courses and advice.
  • Total Professions - 100 Most Popular Employers for School Leavers
  • Adviza - Adviza has a range of information, services and products that can help you move forward in education, work or training.
  • The Morrisby Organisation - Helping people make better choices by providing objective and relevant information about themselves and the opportunities available
  • Find Your Future - Designed for teenagers, Future Finder connects today’s A Level choices with tomorrow’s careers.
  • The Medic Portal - In official partnership with the Royal Society of Medicine, used by over one million aspiring medics and advisors.
  • National Citizen Service - If you are 15 to 17 and looking to get the most out of your summer, join NCS for a great experience! Meet new people, make life-long friends and gain new skills for your CV.
  • 20 Top Jobs of the Future - No one can predict all the jobs young people will be able to choose from in the second half of the 21st century but here are just a few of the jobs that are likely to be in demand over the next 15 years.

Choosing Post 16 Options (A Level/BTEC)

  • Russell Group Subject Choices at School and College - The Russell Group’s guide Informed Choices provides students with information, advice and guidance about their post-16 subject choices.
  • The Student Room - The largest student community in the world - over 1.8m members.
  • UK University Search - University Search are dedicated to helping students make the right choices about their future.
  • WhatUni? - The biggest and busiest course search comparison site.
  • Unistats - Unistats is the official site that allows you to search for and compare data and information on university and college courses from across the UK.
  • The Complete Uni Guide - The Complete University Guide has been publishing university and related league tables online since 2007.

Uni Tasters/Summer School

  • Medlink Intensive - The reason more people attend Medlink events than any other is our absolute focus on your successful application to medical school.
  • Uni Taster Days - University taster courses for prospective undergraduate students.
  • University of London - University taster courses for prospective undergraduate students.
  • UCAS - Taster courses provided by some universities and colleges to let you experience academic and social life on campus, before applying for a place.
  • The Pathways Programme - Oxford University - The Pathways Programme is an initiative coordinated by the Colleges of the University of Oxford.

Alternatives to Higher Education

  • The Student Room - The largest student community in the world - over 1.8m members.
  • All About School Leavers - Discover what career path might be right for you!
  • Not Going to Uni - The one stop site for apprenticeships, gap years, distance learning and jobs.
  • Job and Talent - Platform ensuring candidates never miss their next job opportunity by sending notifications every time a job matches their professional profile.
  • Target Careers - TARGETcareers helps young people to make smart decisions about their future.
  • Find an Apprenticeship
  • Get My First Job - Make your first steps into the world of work the right ones. GetMyFirstJob offers you a whole new way to find Apprenticeships and opportunities to get ahead.

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Studying Abroad

  • The Sutton Trust/ Fullbright Commission - The Sutton Trust US Programme helps British state school students apply to American universities through support, advice and a one-week summer school in the USA.
  • Top Universities - All you need to know to study abroad - everything from advice on choosing a study destination, to guidance on applying for scholarships, and useful information for international students.
  • Goabroad.com - Featured programmes and unique opportunities abroad.
  • The Complete Uni Guide - Advice on studying abroad.
  • UCAS - Studying a year or all of a degree abroad can have great benefits. Here are some options if you are considering studying abroad.