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Year 11 Careers Information


Working out what you would like to do after completing your GCSEs can seem quite confusing at first. 

Don't worry if you don't have any clear ideas yet about what you would like to do. 

This page has lots of different ways of identifying possible pathways depending on your personality, interests and preferred subjects.

Book an Appointment 

Book a Careers Appointment: Chat with our Careers Advisor, Siobhan Whiddett, to discuss course options and career pathways

Careers within PSHEE


Post-16 Options-Applying to Post-16 providers

Job interview- Preparation 

First Aid in the work place-Including how to respond to a stroke casualty and reviewing CPR & using an AED.

Advice on Options after Y11

KS4 Subjects: Choose a couple of subjects that you currently enjoy studying.  Follow the links that show where each subject leads

Get Advice from Former Students: Watch a series of videos from people who studied at Notre Dame to find out what they did next.

Post-16 Qualifications Explained

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Levels Explained in More Detail

Where can I study Post-16? 

Norfolk Providers is the best way to look for course providers in Norfolk.  They also
list some providers in Suffolk. You can search by provider, subject, location or type of qualification you wish to study.  You can search for courses by:

Provider | Sector | Qualification | Level | Area

Suffolk Providers is another way to look for course providers in Suffolk. The Choices at 16+ section has links to a variety of different routes and the different providers. East Coast College are based in Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth.

Post-16 Open Events

  • Make sure you book a place to attend an open day if required.
  • Go to multiple open days, even if you think you have made up your mind.
  • Take a notebook and talk to as many people as possible.
  • Explore a new subject you may not have considered.

Need some help or support?

  • Book a careers appointment with Siobhan Whiddett – Careers Advisor. Bookings can be made via our Careers Appointment page or emailing
  • Contact the sixth form or college you are thinking about applying to. They are happy to answer questions.

Post-16 Open Events Calendar 

Wednesday 27th Sept: Post-16 presentation evening to Y11 parents/carers


  • Make sure you book a place to attend an open day if required.
  • Go to multiple open days, even if you think you have made up your mind.
  • Take a notebook and talk to as many people as possible.
  • Explore a new subject you may not have considered.


Open Day/Evening Information

Access Creative College

Saturday 4th November 11am – 2pm

Saturday 2nd December 11am – 2pm

Book a place to attend via this link:

Attleborough Sixth Form

Wednesday 18th October – 7pm.

City College Norwich 

All courses including BTEC’s, T-levels

Friday 6th October – 5pm – 7.30pm

Saturday 7th October – 10am – 1pm

No need to book, just turn up.

City College Norwich A-levels only

Tuesday 14th November – 4pm – 7pm

City of Norwich School

Thursday 2nd November – 5.30pm – 8pm

East Coast College – Gt Yarmouth & Lowestoft College

Saturday 7th Octber – 10am – 12pm – Lowestoft Campus

Saturday 14th Octber –10am – 12pm – Gt Yarmouth Campus

Wednesday 8th Nvember – 5pm – 7pm – Lowestoft Campus

Thursday 9th Nvember – 5pm – 7pm – Gt Yarmouth Campus

You must book a place to attend via this link:

East Norfolk Sixth Form

Saturday 23rd September 9am – 12pm.

Thursday 12th Octber 4pm – 7pm.

Need to book a place via this link:

Easton College

Friday 13th October – 5pm - 7.30pm.

Saturday 14th October 10am – 1pm

Hellesdon Sixth Form

Wednesday 1st Nvember – pm – 9pm.

Jane Austen College

Wednesday 11th Octber – 5pm – 7pm

Lowestoft Sixth Form College

Saturday 7th Octber – 10am – 12pm

Wednesday 8th Nvember – 5pm – 7pm.

To book a place to attend click on this link:

Norwich School

Thursday 12th October – 5pm – 7pm

Need to book to attend via this link

Notre Dame High School

Thursday 9th November – 5.30pm – 8.30pm


Paston College

Thursday 28th September – 4.30pm – 7pm

Saturday 11th November – 10am – 1pm

Reepham Sixth Form College

Thursday 6th October – 6pm

Sir Isaac Newton Norwich

Wednesday 11th October – 5.30pm – 8.30pm

Tuesday 17th October – 5.30pm – 8.30pm


Sir Isaac Newton

Gt Yarmouth

Monday 9th October – 5pm – 7pm.

Taverham Sixth Form


Thursday 28th September – 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Thorpe St Andrew Sixth Form

Thursday 19th October – 6pm

UTCN – University Technical College Norfolk

Thursday 12th October – First session; 4.30 – 6.15PM. second session: 6.30PM – 8.15PM

Need to book to attend via this link

Wymondham College


Saturday 7th October – Morning

Need to book a place via this link 

Wymondham High School

Wednesday 5th October – 5.00pm - 7.30pm



  • Most apprenticeships do not have open days.
  • Look at company website and do some virtual research instead.
  • Book a careers appointment with Siobhan Whiddett – Careers Advisor who can signpost you to useful websites and support you to apply for opportunities.
  • Always have a backup plan. Important to apply for a full-time course.

Book a Careers Appointment 

Please use this form to book a Careers Advisor interview

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Y11 Mocks Advice 


Intro to Notre Dame 6th Form

Further Info about Notre Dame 6th Form

How to Find Post-16 Course Providers in Norfolk and Suffolk

Post-16 Provider Useful Links

The Source, Suffolk Post-16 Search Tool

Information, Advice and sources of support for Suffolk


An apprenticeship is a real job where you learn, gain experience and get paid. You’re an employee with a contract of employment and holiday leave.

By the end of an apprenticeship, you'll have the right skills and knowledge needed for your chosen career.

To find out more visit our Apprenticeships page

What is a T Level?

T Levels offer students a recognised technical qualification which is equivalent to three A levels and attracts the same number of UCAS points.

The combination of classroom learning (80%) and a 9-week industry placement (20%) creates a unique opportunity for students to study whilst gaining the knowledge and skills businesses need.

For more info about T Levels and local providers that offer them click here.

Careers Blog

Check out our latest blog posts here, to find out about events and opportunities available. 


Unifrog is an online platform that we use to help you search for Post 16 and Post 18 qualifications and career pathways including apprenticeships..

We set up an account for you in Y7 onwards and help explain how to use it in your PSHEE/6th Form Studies lessons

Unifrog brings all the available information into one single, impartial, user-friendly platform that helps you to make the best choices and submit the strongest applications.

You can use Unifrog in the following ways:

  • Explore what subjects you would be interested in studying and how these choices can lead to different career paths and higher education.
  • Discover and sign up to online courses in areas that you’re interested in.
  • See what is needed to make a successful application to a College/Sixth Form.
  • Explore how to successfully apply to an apprenticeship or university course, including universities abroad.

Thinking ahead to Post-18 Courses

Thinking Ahead to Career Pathways

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Career Pathway Links

  • Buzz Quiz: Discover your personality strengths and jobs that could suit you.
  • Icanbea... Interests Quiz: Select some interests and the site will suggest job roles you'd enjoy
  • Skillsometer: Select the emoji that shows how you feel about different statements and the site will suggest careers that are based on your preferred skills
  • Career Pilot: Idenitfy which Career Sectors you are interested and find out different jobs that are in that group.
  • Discover Creative Careers: Whatever your interests and skills there's a job in this sector for y

 Feeling overwhelmed?  Not sure where to start? No idea what you'd like to do? 

You're not alone.  These are all common feelings and we're here to help.  Watch the video below to hear how other students feel about choosing what to do Post-16.

Want to explore some more?

Find out what a variety of former students did after they left Notre Dame by watching these videos.

We have special pages for career sectors that are particularly popular for our students and are in high demand in our region.