Not sure what to do now?
Education doesn’t have to stop when you leave school.
Whether it be college, university or taking a part time course -It’s your future you decide!!
School… you either hate it or love it right?
Well either way its something that’s got to be done, so why not make the most of the time while you can.
Even at school there are choices we have to make and even problems we have to work through.
Below is some useful information that can help you through the important years of your life
Bullying can be an issue faced by many young people whilst they are at school, bullying can lead to feelings of isolation, upset and depression. If you know anyone that is you feel being bullied or are a victim of bullying yourself. Please report it, keep a record of when and what is happening and tell people, someone that will support you whether that be a teacher, youth worker, parent or friend.
Some information and further support with bullying
Unless you are totally sure of what you want to do when you leave school, picking your options in year nine or deciding where to go on work experience can be quite difficult. Speak to people about what you want to do and the choices available to you.
Chat to a career advisor for further information and check out the Careers Wales website.
You have several choices of what to do when you leave school, you can carry on your education through sixth form/college. Or you can gain experience of the world of work through starting work or volunteering. This may not be an easy choice, so take the time again to talk to people that can offer you the information and support you need.
Colleges within or local to Caerphilly County Borough, check out their prospectus or attend one of their open days
Headquarters, The Rhadyr, Usk, NP15 1XJ Tel: 01495 333333
Crosskeys Campus, Risca Road, Crosskeys, NP11 7ZA Tel: 01495 333456
The College Ystrad Mynach
Twyn Road, Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed, CF82 7XR Tel: 01443 816888
City of Newport Campus
Nash Road, Newport, NP19 4TS. Tel: 01633 466000
Ebbw Vales Campus
College Road, Ebbw Vale, NP23 6GT. Tel: 01495 333000
Blaendare Road, Pontypool, NP4 5YE. Tel: 01495 333100
Student Finance Wales - A Welsh Assembly Government website with information on all sources of student finance
Thinking of furthering your education and attending a university?
If so, there are many things to consider and to plan for. Not just deciding on what subjects you wish to study, there is money and tuition fees to consider as well as finding a place to stay if you decide to live away from university.
These are just some of the universities more local to Caerphilly County Borough
The Open University in Wales
18 Custom House Street, Cardiff. CF10 1AP Tel: 029 2047 1019
Ynys Terrace, Rhydyfelin, Pontypridd, R.C.T, CF37 5RN Tel: (01443) 662800
University of Wales – Cardiff
PO Box 921, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ Tel: 029 2087 4000
University of Wales – Newport
Caerleon Campus, PO Box 179, Newport, NP18 3YG Tel: 01633 430088
University of Wales Institute Cardiff
Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB Tel: 029 2041 6070
North East Wales Institute of Higher Education
Plas Coch, Mold Road, Wrexham, LL11 2AW Tel: 01978 290666
University of Wales – Swansea
Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP Tel: 01792 205678
Clearing is the process whereby university places can be gained if your original application was unsuccessful or you applied later.
UCAS offering information on the clearing process
There are many different costs that could be involved in attending university from tuition fees to living costs.
ClicOnline offer lots of really useful information on the subject of money when applying for or attending university
Whether you are at school, college or university. All will involve completing pieces of work, assignments or essays and possibly sitting exams.
The main thing is to ensure that you give yourself time to research, complete the work or revise. Everybody has different ways of working or revising; you just need to find a way that works for you. Your school, college or university should provide you with opportunities to use resources or to take part in study skills. Although there should be these opportunities available, the links below offer information and study opportunities.
BBC Bitesize a secondary school revision resource for students studying their GCSEs featuring written content, interactive content, audio, video and games.
Childline good tips on dealing with exam stress
The BBC website has useful resources and interactive activities to help you you with revision.There are hundreds of tests, games, quizzes and information to help you.
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