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Q: Do I have to stay in education until I'm 18?
A. No, but the government has increased the age you must continue in learning. This means that Year 11 students must be in some form of learning until they are 18 years old.
You can choose from the following:
- Full-time study in a school, college or with a training provider.
- Full-time work (including working in a family business) or volunteering combined with part-time education/training.
- An apprenticeship.
Go to the government website for more information.
Q: When is the school leaving date?
A. The official date is the last Friday of June of the school year in which you turn 16.
Q: What are my options after Year 11?
Traineeships are an option if you want to work but need extra help to gain an apprenticeship or job. Traineeships will give you the opportunity to develop the skills and workplace experience that employers require.
Q: Can I get any money if I stay on at school, go to college or start with a training provider?
A. It depends on personal circumstances. The 16 to 19 Bursary Fund is aimed at students who need financial help so that they can stay in learning. The Bursary Fund can help pay for costs like equipment you might need for your course and transport.
Who can apply for a Streetly Academy Bursary?
This is a grant to help Streetly Academy students in financial hardship with essential costs of coming to school, such as travel and equipment. You can apply if
- You are 16, 17 or 18 on 31st August of year 12/13 and enrolled on a full time course with The Streetly Academy Sixth Form
- You have the right to live in the UK and have been resident in the UK for the whole of the 3 years to the start of your course – if you have either indefinite leave to enter, or right to remain, in the UK you must provide a copy of your Home Office letter
- You live in a household where the gross household income for the financial year 2016/17 was less than £22,000
You are identified as a vulnerable learner.
The defined vulnerable groups are: young people in care, including unaccompanied asylum-seeking children; young care leavers; young people getting Income Support or Universal Credit (UC) in place of Income Support in their own right; young people getting Employment Support Allowance (ESA) and Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payments in their own right.â
Please note that to qualify as eligible for a vulnerable student payment the young person does not have to live independently of their parents; they can claim ESA or UC in their own right. Parents should note that they will not be able to claim Child Benefit for them if the young person’s claim for ESA succeeds.
More information is also on the government website. Additionally, if you’re studying and aged under 20 at the start of your course, Care to Learn can help pay for your childcare costs while you’re learning. More information is on the government website.
Q: I'm not sure what to do after Year 11, what can I do?
A. If you need 1:1 careers advice, see Mrs Westlake, the school’s careers adviser or Mrs Phillips the sixth form learning mentor. They can help you decide what to do after Year 11.
Q: When should I start applying for courses, apprenticeships and jobs?
A. If staying in further education, aim to apply by Christmas at the latest as some college places fill up before the Christmas holidays! Use UCAS Progress to search for courses, schools, colleges and training providers. Alternatively, go direct to school and college websites. Check the course entry requirements and it is advisable to attend open days/evenings.
Most apprenticeships and jobs are looking for “immediate starts”, so the majority of the opportunities you can go for will be advertised later in Year 11 (such as April onwards). However, some employers recruit early, such as Jaguar Land Rover.
Use the apprenticeship website to create an account and to search and apply for vacancies. You can also set-up alerts for opportunities that interest you. Remember, some apprenticeship areas, such as motor vehicle, electrical work or childcare, are very popular!
If you’re looking for a job, check out the Jobs and voluntary work section.
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Day 2 of @SF_TrainingUK central training event in Stevenage. All @StreetlyAcademy Primary Network Apprentices reported bright and early and raring to go! @WalsallCouncil #EndlessOpportunities https://t.co/sFdEcrKJWS
Members of the Year 11 Pupil Leadership Team run Year 7 Support Club every Thursday lunchtime. Activities include games, helping with homework and advice and support #volunteering #dedication #peersupport @StreetlyAcademy @StreetlyYr7 https://t.co/ROoZotrQ3q
We have the #bcschoolgames Level 3 #Boccia results: Event 1 Pan Competition 1st @StreetlyAcademy 2nd @UplandsManor 3rd @Windsor_Tweets Event 2 Physical Disability 1st @UplandsManor 2nd @StreetlyAcademy 3rd @Beacon4sport Well done to everyone involved! @BocciaEngland
Happy birthday Mr Boyes!! 🎈🎉 https://t.co/5XiFTVjFKb
And the winner is “Pride Pyramid” which was suggested but both 7CH1 and 7NI1! Well done to all forms and thank you for your suggestions!
ADVERT - NETBALL COACH The Streetly Sports and Community Association is looking for a paid position for 2 hours a week, Thurs 7-9pm to teach netball to Juniors/Seniors starting 18th Jan 18. Must hold DBS Contact the office on 0121 353 8630 - Monday – Friday between 9am – 5pm.
Congratulations to 8SH2 - they are the first form to get a line of stars on Quin-Go. Hope they enjoy their ice cream to celebrate 🍦 💫 https://t.co/xyhyRQp9Ps
Congratulations to 8NI1 - they have now won back to back inter form challenges. They got to enjoy an ice cream party during plenary today. What a day for Mr Roberts not to be around! 😂 https://t.co/yJNHvuxpZ9
11N4 carrying out the scribble technique to learn the stages of blood clot formation.… https://t.co/A1idHKVlDJ
Our Pupil Leadership Team! Looking forward to working with them over the next year! https://t.co/PKcaQSQv9e
All our FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT COURSES start this week ⚽️😊 Skills Centres, PDC's, Soccer Schools and more.... For dates, times and venues visit our booking page https://t.co/Z9EZbWjXTc @AVFCOfficial @StreetlyAcademy @Rawlett @bcsbirmingham https://t.co/awRcO2X0y0
At around 3.30pm we will be posting our 3 favourite names for the form competition. The winner will be the one that has the most likes by Monday at 8.30am! 20 bonus points for the form that wins! https://t.co/oyEc3wbp4g
If you want to choose ‘Pride Peak’ as the competition name, please like this tweet! https://t.co/n25eAD21Xj
If you want to choose ‘Pride Pyramid’ as the competition name, please like this tweet! https://t.co/LmPT9MCqd9
If you want to choose ‘Power Tower’ as the competition name, please like this tweet! https://t.co/m8BO9Pby8o
Today’s Yr8 inter form challenge! Happy 30th Birthday to Sgt....sorry Miss Adkins 🎂 https://t.co/1Afy2EBL72
Well done to 8SH2 - they delivered their own form assembly on bullying and in turn earned themselves their 3rd Quin-Go star 🌟 https://t.co/PmaNVLvgAR
The Year 8 Table Tennis tournament starts again next Friday. We had over 50 pupils participate last year, we want more this year!! The kids have also requested a Downie vs Harris match!! 🏓 https://t.co/bfNk8uEeXG
Be good for the city. I remember interviewing him at my school when I was about 15, he also attended Streetly. https://t.co/PpJv9pjaTJ
Happy New Year to all Year 7s! This is our form competition for the next term. Most points wins and forms can earn points every week. 20 bonus points uo for grabs for the form group that chooses the name of it! https://t.co/C4cc9teMLa
Year 7 all ready for the beginning of the Christmas assembly!! https://t.co/GiS82mCukx
Here it is! The 2017 Streetly Academy Christmas Video. Have a great Christmas from all at Streetly. https://t.co/ChdfvxIIEn
Congratulations to Caitlin and George for winning 100% Attendance Prizes of itune vouchers and cinema tickets! 😊 Here they are with Deputy Head teacher Mr Harris. @StreetlyAcademy https://t.co/b6lehBXFGj
Teacher of Geography | The Streetly Academy | https://t.co/IEMNroVfWh
Teacher of English | The Streetly Academy | https://t.co/yA0wI5NkLm
Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages | The Streetly Academy https://t.co/4ruHrRcW2d
COMING SOON - Football Development Courses @StreetlyAcademy in Sutton Coldfield. Saturday morning Skills Centre, evening Player Development Centre and February half term Soccer School #2018 ⚽️ More details and pre booking at https://t.co/Z9EZbWjXTc @AVFCOfficial https://t.co/E0WgKQtn2u
6th From modelling of sand dune characteristics and formation with PlayDoh. Never too old to play with PlayDoh 😎 https://t.co/xViZYpFuAC
Mr Harris’ wonderful year 8s teaching a lesson to year 7. Year 8 you should be very proud of… https://t.co/MHnFZzbktF
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