Post-16 Options

It is never too early to start thinking about what you will do when you leave King James’s School and we have lots of support available to help you decide:


  • Our careers adviser – Karen Morgan – is available to speak to
  • Visitors from Post 16 establishments and apprenticeship providers will be visiting and taking part in our assemblies and career events (taster day, careers fairs etc).
  • Our Careers events throughout the year will give you the opportunity to meet and find out more about different options that are available to you.
  • Our websites has links to quizzes and websites that you can research to find out more


What is an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job, with study. An apprentice will:

  • work alongside experienced staff
  • gain job-specific skills
  • earn a wage and get holiday pay
  • be given time for study related to their role (the equivalent of one day a week)


There is a huge range of apprenticeships available in the UK and at all different levels.

Find an Apprenticeship

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Post-16 Study

There are many different options at post 16

  • A Levels
  • T Levels
  • Technical and Vocational Courses
  • Applied Qualifications

To find out more about what these qualifications are click here 

Studying A Levels

School – You can study A Levels and BTECs at King James’s School – see our current prospectus here. The new 2023-24 prospectus will be available in the autumn term.

Studying A Levels at a different school – do check out the school website and look at their 6th form and prospectus pages for open days, taster days and application deadlines.  This is particularly important if you are moving out of area (let the careers adviser know and she will help you with this).

Further Education Colleges – York College and Leeds City College (Leeds Sixth form College) offer A Level programmes (and mix with BTECs).  See links to websites below.

Studying Technical and Vocational Courses

These are the main colleges in our area.  Please ask for the support of the adviser if you are moving out of the area after Yr. 11 or Yr. 13.