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October 12th, 2017

What to do after Year 11

So you’ve settled into your final year of school. You may think the end point is miles away but I’m afraid you’re mistaken. It won’t be long before you’re signing each others shirts and yearbooks and making arrangements for prom night! And then before you know it…..BOOM! It’s all over.


Five years of studying, laughing, revising, detentions, friendship, learning….done. Over. Finished.


So what happens next?


Well first of all expect your teachers and career advisers to be hounding you throughout your last year to make a decision on what you want to do with the rest of your life – like that’s an easy question to answer! No Pressure!

Some of you might already know and have always known and that’s great. As for the rest of you, some will think you know, the rest will have no clue (which is OK by the way!)

If you think you know what you want to do you probably have this glamorous and perfect picture in your head of what you think a certain career will be like……trust me, whatever you think this career is like, chances are it’s nothing like what you imagine.

For those who have no clue, you may feel like you’re the only one and everyone around you has it all figured out. They don’t. You’re not alone.



So whether you have it all figured our or not – Shape is here to help!

Know exactly what course you want? Great – we’ll set you on your way to getting you qualified and into the world of work.

Haven’t got a clue? Then you’ve come to the right place…


Our Career Pathways programme is designed exactly for this situation. Here it is in a nutshell…..


  • English and maths support – with GCSE resits if needed.
  • Employability Skills
  • Various work placement opportunities for you to try so you can find out what the jobs are really like on a day-to-day basis.


We basically want to help you figure out what your next move should be before you commit to a 2 year course. Simple.

Interested? come along to our open day this month (27th Oct) to meet the Career Pathways team and have a chat.