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Brakenhale School

Careers Post-16 Options

Legally, students can leave school on the last Friday in June if they’ll be 16 by the end of the summer holidays. However, by September, they will need to be in official education or training.

These are the 3 Post-16 options:

  • Stay in full-time education, e.g. at a Sixth Form, College or Sixth Form College doing A Levels, T Levels or other academic qualifications,
  • Start an apprenticeship
  • Work or volunteer for 20 hours or more a week while in part-time education or training.

In Year 10 and Year 11 we ensure all students are informed about the options available to them after GCSEs. Students have taster days in our Sixth Form, we invite local colleges to our Careers Assemblies to share information on Vocational Pathways and we also work with employers and apprenticeship providers as we recognise the value of the apprenticeship pathway. All Year 11 students also have a one-to-one personal guidance careers interview with our local partner, Adviza.

Please click the links below to find out more information.

Sixth Form

Brakenhale Sixth Form

At Brakenhale Sixth Form students have access to excellent teaching, fantastic student support, and a wealth of experiences and opportunities.

There are also other Sixth Forms in the local area.  Please check Bracknell Forest for more details.

Colleges & Sixth Form Colleges

Bracknell & Wokingham College

Students benefit from the support of industry experienced staff, working closely with industry partners to develop the right learning programmes for everyone.

Reading College

Offering vocational and further education.

Farnborough College of Technology

Located in the Hampshire town of Farnborough

Windsor Forest Colleges Group

A group of colleges comprising two Sixth Form Colleges at Strode’s and Windsor, and specialist technical, vocational and land-based training at Langley and BCA (Berkshire College of Agriculture.)


Amazing Apprenticeships

Apprentice workshop provider

AIM Apprenticeships 

Apprentice workshop provider

Pathway CTM

Apprentice workshop provider


Identify apprenticeship vacancies 

Government website for Searching Apprenticeships

Identify apprenticeship vacancies

Brakenhale 7 Step Guide to Getting an Apprenticeship 

A 7 step guide put together for you to follow.