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Post 16 Options

What are the options after year 11?


Sixth form

A year 12 and 13 attached to a school. Students can apply to a sixth form even if they haven’t attended the school previously. In Huddersfield the schools with sixth forms are Creative and Media Studio School and Shelley College. Students also might want to consider sixth forms in Calderdale such as Rastrick High School or in North Kirklees such as Mirfield Free Grammar


Sixth form College

A college aimed at young people between the ages of 16 – 19. In Huddersfield there is Greenhead College and Huddersfield New College


Further education College

An establishment of post 16 education aimed at all ages, in Huddersfield there is Kirklees College



An employed job with training which leads to nationally recognised training. Local vacancies can be found on www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship  and www.ckcareersonline.org.uk


Part time study

Studying part time whilst working or volunteering for 20 hours or more a week



A programme of work experience of up to 6 months which includes working towards nationally recognised qualifications www.gov.uk/government/collections/traineeships-programme

Useful Information:

C&K Careers

Free careers information and links to many other sites. 

National Careers Service

Check out job profiles for lots of info on your career ideas. 

Volunteering Kirklees

Information and volunteering opportunities.


Information on Further Education.

Links to colleges:

Year 11 Destinations

Information on where Year 11 leavers from individual secondary schools have progressed onto. The overall Kirklees information can also be viewed here.