Year 11

Year 11

You must legally be in education until the age of 18. Your child must apply to either a Sixth Form/College, Apprenticeship or T-Level for September 2022. 

To support you with your post 16 applications please see the downloadable resources at the bottom of this page


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What does my child need to do?

-Your child needs to apply for a place in a sixth form or college to study either A-Levels or BTEC beginning September 2022- 2024. 


Apply for an apprenticeship for September 2022


Apply for a T-Level for September 2022 (New qualification from DFE from September 2020)


1. Research the different options available to them (A-Levels/ BTEC/ Apprenticeship- Presentation found below)

2. Look at the entry requirements (GCSE grades) online to get into their preferred option

3. Apply for Open Evenings online using sixth form/ college websites (Linked down below)

4. Attend a 1-1 Careers Guidance Interview in school

5. Complete a personal statement (Presentation & examples found below) 

6. Make at least 3 applications to a College/ Sixth Form/ Apprenticeship online

7. Enroll into a Sixth Form or College in August 2022/ or confirm attendance for apprenticeship/ T Level


What can i do after year 11?

Use the link below for more information on options after year 11 

Options After Year 11

 Use the National Careers Service- to research 100's of careers. Please check if your chosen career has specific A-Levels which you must study.

National Careers Service



A-Levels - you must pick between 3-4 subjects to study, the study duration is two years (Exam based) at a college or sixth form .

Entry Requirements: 5 GCSES grade 6-9 Including Maths and English.
(Please check individual subject requirements on college / sixth form websites)

Example Subjects: Biology, Chemistry, English, Math's, Psychology, Economics, Politics

How do i apply: You will need to apply directly on the college or sixth form website through an online application form. 



Level 3 BTEC- You must pick 1 BTEC course to study, the study duration is for two years (Coursework based)at a college or sixth form

Entry Requirements: 5 GCSES grade 4-9 including Maths and English (Level 3)
(Please check individual subject requirements on college/ provider websites)

Level 2 BTEC- only for students who did not achieve a Grade 4 in English and Maths GCSE 

Example Subjects- Business, IT, Health and Social Care, Applied Science, Engineering, Plumbing 

How do i apply: You will need to apply directly on the college or sixth form website through an online application form.



Apprenticeship: This is when you are working and earning money (80%), whilst gaining a qualification (20%) lasting between 1-6 years. This is equivalent to 2 A-Levels

Entry Requirements: Advanced Apprenticeship- 5 GCSES including English and Maths (Please check your chosen apprenticeship as they differ)

 Apply for apprenticeships through official Government website:

Find an Apprenticeship


What is an apprenticeship- GOV.UK

What is an apprenticeship- Amazing Apprenticeships

Video tutorial of how to apply for an apprenticeship 


Amazing Apprenticeships- Live snapshot of apprenticeships and vacancies available.

This website gives live vacancies on apprenticeship vacancies across many different companies. It gives you an employer fact file with information on the company.

If you click on Time to Apply, a list of all the companies will come up along with a summary of apprenticeships available, the level of apprenticeships they offer, the location, deadline and application window and live vacancies available in the company. 



T-Levels- This is a new qualification from the Department for Education who have been working with employers to develop this. The first T-Levels took place in September 2020 and will become one of the three main options after year 11 alongside A-Levels and Apprenticeships. 

T-Levels are classroom learning at a college (80%) with work based learning at a workplace (20%) lasting 2 years. They are equivalent to 3 A-Levels 

Entry Requirements: 5 GCSES including English and Maths (Please check your chosen T-Level as they differ)

 Apply for a T-Level through the official Government website:

Find a T-Level 


What is a T-Level- GOV.UK

What is a T-Level- Video- Amazing Apprenticeships



College and Sixth Form Open days 

You must attend open days: Please download the open day dates table below and book these online.


 How Does My Child Apply To Colleges and Sixth Forms:

You must complete an online application form on the college or sixth form webiste- This is usually on the sixth form section of the page. Please find links below you can access to apply for place


Links To Colleges and Sixth Form:

Please use the direct website links to make your enrolment applications and book on to open evenings. 

Mulberry School for Girls 

Mulberry UTC

Mulberry Academy Shoreditch 

Central Foundation Girls Sixth Form

Stepney Green Maths, Computing and Science Sixth Form

 Swanlea Sixth Form

Morpeth Sixth Form

Oaklands Sixth Form

Bsix Sixthform 

Stepney All Saints 

St. Pauls Way Sixth Form

Newham Collegiate Sixth Form

Newham College of Further Education

Newvic Sixth Form College

Leyton Sixth Form College

City and Islington College

New City College

London Academy of Excellence

Brampton Manor 

City of London Boys Sixth Form

City of London Girls Sixth Form


Please see the timeline for the year for your child:

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Important Dates and Deadlines:

October: Researching Sixth forms, and entry requirements for chosen subjects and courses:

November : Personal statement Deadline

December/January: Complete 3 applications to college/ sixth form/ apprenticeship

August: Enrol into a College/Sixth form



If you have any questions, please email:


Post 16 Options Presentation
Personal Statements Presentation
List of local colleges and sixth forms
Letter to parents- Frequently asked questions
Personal Statement Examples
Apprenticeship Guide
T-Levels Guide
Year 11 post 16 options booklet
Table of Open Day Dates and Deadlines
Why Choose LEA?
How Do I Join?

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81-91 Commercial Road
E1 1RD

Telephone: 0207 426 0746


Transport Routes

Bus routes – D3, 15, 40, 115, 135, 25, 205, 254,100

DLR to Shadwell or overground

Underground to Aldgate East or Whitechapel