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In Year 11, students make decisions about what their next step will be:

  • sixth form or sixth form college
  • further education college course
  • an apprenticeship
  • foundation learning course

All students can arrange a careers interview in Years 10 and 11. Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance in Years 10 and 11 aims to help students make these decisions and details of how this is achieved can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

If you're considering continuing your studies in Sixth Form, visit the Lady Manners School Sixth Form pages for more information. The links from this page provide access to additional material to support their choices. Also, there are further resources available to students on Myvle (the school's virtual learning environment; school username and password required).

Mr Pacey is the school's Head of Careers and Employability and is available to provide support in this area.

Websites to help you choose your options

Directgov Young People Website for students in Year 11 to help with option choices.
Routes Ahead Explore post 16 options for full time education, apprenticeship and foundation learning programmes in Derbyshire and surrounding counties. Look under 'Events' on Routes Ahead to find details of regional college open evenings.
UCAS Progress Website giving details of Sixth Form Colleges and Apprenticeships in some areas outside Derbyshire.
Find your Local 14-19 Prospectus Website giving access to prospectuses all parts of England.
Careers Guidance for Parents A guide for parents to career choice for young people aged 13-25.

Future learning pathways

Lady Manners School Sixth Form Find out what options are available by visiting the Lady Manners School Sixth Form web pages.
UCAS Plan ahead by finding details of all UK based university courses.
The Russell Group The Russell Group represents 24 leading UK universities. Click here to access their guide to post-16 subject choices, 'Informed Choices'

Click these links to see what local colleges have to offer post 16, and how to apply online:

Chesterfield College logo
Derby College logo
Myerscough College logo
Reaseheath College logo
The Sheffield College logo
Stockport College logo
University of Derby Buxton logo

Also considering employment and apprenticeships?

Apprenticeships What apprenticeship opportunities are available? How do I apply?
Plotr Input your postcode on this website to identify apprenticeship vacancies near you. You can then apply via the National Apprenticeship website.
DCC Apprenticeships Information on Derbyshire County Council apprenticeship opportunities.
Sheffield Futures Jobs and training for young people in the Sheffield area.
Job Centre Plus Search for jobs countrywide.
Self employment
Shell LiveWIRE UK's biggest online community for young entrepreneurs (aged 16-30) who are starting or running their own business.
Prince's Trust Information on support available for self-employment.
National Citizen Service Volunteering opportunities for 16-17 year olds.
Do-it Search through over a million opportunities to volunteer and apply online.

Futher Help and Advice

Local Authority Careers Support (via the local multi-agency team)
Hope Valley/Chapel-en-le-Frith: 01629 533843
Bakewell/Matlock 01629 538678
Buxton 01629 533502
Chesterfield/Sheffield 01629 533627


Other Sources
Mr Pacey, Lady Manners School 01629 812671 ext 212 Support available during term time at the careers department in school
National Careers Service 0800 100900 Careers help and advice – on line and by telephone