In Key Stage 4, students make decisions about their next steps after Year 11. At 16, this could be:

  • a course at sixth form or sixth form college
  • a course at a further education or specialist college
  • an apprenticeship or traineeship

All students can arrange to have a careers discussion in Year 10 or 11 with the careers department.

For any careers enquiries please contact Mr Pacey by e-mail or via the school on 01629 812671

Start A free, online careers platform, designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential and opportunities, on which you can create an account and search for local courses.
Careers Guidance for Parents A guide for parents to career choice for young people aged 13-25.
icould Take the buzz quiz and watch video clips of people talking about their jobs.
A Level Explorer Use this link to support your choice of A Levels. Explore different combinations and their link to career areas.
The Russell Group The Russell Group represents 24 leading UK universities. Access their guide to post 16 subject choices, ‘Informed Choices’.
Lady Manners School Sixth Form Find out what options are available by visiting the Lady Manners School Sixth Form web pages for information on admissions, courses and how to apply.
Local Colleges Click these links to see what local colleges have to offer post 16, and how to apply online:

University Technical Colleges Information on the offer from the University Technical Colleges
Apprenticeships and employment
Apprenticeships Search the national database for local and national apprenticeship vacancies.
DCC Apprenticeships Information on Derbyshire County Council apprenticeship opportunities.
DDDC Apprenticeships Information on Derbyshire Dales District Council apprenticeship opportunities.
Find a Job National Employment search database.
Learning Unlimited Large provider of apprenticeship training based in Chesterfield, with vacancies throughout Derbyshire and Sheffield.
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 during the summer holidays for 16-17 year olds.
Do-it Search through over a million opportunities to volunteer and apply online.
Local Authority Support is available to help with career choices:
Derbyshire County Council Contact details for the Employment and Education Officer for High Peak and North Dales.


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