When you come to the end of your compulsory schooling you then enter an exciting phase in your life where you need to make decisions about what you do next.
There are really three routes you can take:
- You could stay in school and follow courses that are available at sixth form.
- You could leave school and go to a college. There are many full time courses available at Coleg Gwent, Crosskeys and The College Ystrad Mynach. These are listed in the college prospectus that should be available at your school.
- Or finally, you could find a job, preferably with an element of training included. Your school, college and careers adviser will help you decide which pathways will help you achieve your goals. Contact details are available in the prospectuses below.
Choosing to stay on at sixth form
A number of sixth form college prospectuses for 2012/2013 courses are available using the links below:
Caerphilly Basin Sixth Form Prospectus 2012/2013 (PDF 727kb)
Upper Rhymney Valley Sixth Form Prospectus 2012/2013 (PDF 755kb)
Cwmcarn High School 2012/2013 Prospectus available soon.
Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni 2012/2013 Prospectus available soon.
The College Ystrad Mynach - Request a 2012-2013 Prospectus
Coleg Gwent - Download a 2012/2012 Prospectus
Take some time to read these prospectuses. The schools in the Caerphilly Basin and Upper Rhymney Valley Partnership have joined together with The College Ystrad Mynach to form partnerships, which means we can now offer you a far greater range of courses to follow than were available in the past. In September 2012 you will be able to stay on in the sixth form of your choice and still have over 40 vocational and AS courses to choose from.
Don't be afraid to ask someone if you are still unsure what to do when you finish school. Contact details are available in the prospectuses or you can contact the 14-19 Development Unit on 01443 864867 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication of curriculum options
For current and up-to-date information on curriculum options please visit the Careers Wales Online website at www.careerswales.com.
For the first time this year the Welsh Government will publish Local Authority curriculum offers onto their website. Although not yet live, all secondary schools and further education colleges in Wales are required to provide curriculum information and the website should be live in the very near future. Please check back for updates.