Options at 16 plus

For any questions about careers, university or generally about your future you should contact our Careers Team.  We will refer you to an independent careers advice and guidance professional if you need it.

For information about the different options at 16 plus, please click on the link below to find out more about A Levels, Vocational Courses, Apprenticeships, Traineeships, Study Programmes and GCSE Re-sits. This information was provided by the Decisionz magazine, a local careers and advice publication for young people.

Choosing the right ‘A’ levels or vocational courses for university

A common question from Year 11 students is: “What options should I take in Sixth Form or college?”  Well, with over 30,000 courses listed on UCAS (the centralised university admissions facility), it’s impossible to know the entry requirements for each one!  However, choosing the right courses can be critical for some career paths and it’s important to not unintentionally close off paths that you may wish to pursue later on in your career.

Don’t panic – help is at hand!

  • See Mr Turner from the Careers Team.
  • Use the course search facility on the UCAS website to research course entry requirements
  • Check university prospectus or website
  • Contact the university’s Admissions office

What does The Bulwell Academy Sixth Form offer?

To find out more, come along to our Open Evening usually held in November each year. For information on courses at The Bulwell Academy, please visit our Sixth Form page.

Colleges & Sixth Forms

What if The Bulwell Academy doesn’t offer me the course of study that I want to do?

Have a look at the courses offered by the different colleges and Sixth Forms in the Nottingham area. You need to consider which courses will help you achieve your ideal career or what you think may be helpful to you in the future. It is also important that you enjoy the subjects you choose to promote self-motivation and make higher education both useful and interesting for you.

For help on choosing the right course, please see a member of the Careers Team.

Bilborough College

Brackenhurst (Nottingham Trent University)

High Pavement Sixth Form 

Nottingham College

West Nottinghamshire College

Useful Websites

Click here to visit our Careers Advice and Guidance page where you will find links to lots of useful websites.