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Sir Jonathan North College

Sir Jonathan North College

Transition Post 16

The College offers a range of information, advice and guidance to help students make well-informed and realistic decisions about their future. The law states that everyone has to stay in education or training until their 18th birthday. In addition, students who do not achieve a Grade 4 in Maths or English Language are required to re-take the course at college.

Students are given information about the range of choices available to them which include:

  • A full-time course (this might involve A levels or a BTEC, or a combination of both) or
  • An apprenticeship or traineeship.

We work closely with all post-16 providers in Leicester and Leicestershire to ensure students are aware of the range of options available to them, and the entry requirements for each course and provider. Positive Steps @16 is the on-line application system, which all students will use to apply for at least 2 post-16 places during Year 11.

The timetable for the application process is as follows:
September:  Post-16 Transition Parents’ Evening
October - November: Lunchtime talks from all post-16 providers
October - November:  College Open Days
November - December: Students complete Positive Steps @ 16  application form during lesson time
January: Applications sent off
January - April: Post-16 Interviews take place
March - April: Offers confirmed by colleges, and accepted or declined by students

All students have an appointment with the Connexions Advisor in Year 11 to assist them in making choices. 

Post 16 Talks

Over the next few months Post 16 providers are holding their Open Day events.  We strongly recommend that you visit the college your daughter would like to attend to learn more about what they can offer her.  Click here for a list of the Open Day events.

In addition, during lunchtime sessions students are invited to attend presentations from some local providers on their College.  Click here for a list of the lunchtime sessions. 

Positive Steps @16 Personal Statement

For assistance with the Positive Steps @16 Personal Statement click here for a template.