Year 11 College Applications

PS16 – Your Online Careers Gateway.

  • PS16 is the online college application service that you will be using in Year 11 to apply for college application, links to all local colleges can be found on the PS16 website. If you click on ‘Courses’ and select ‘By Provider’, you will see a list of all of the colleges, sixth form colleges and local training providers.   You will also be able to look at college prospectuses for each college.  Start looking at what courses are available, you will be given more information about courses and level during Stop the Clock and Personal Development sessions. You will be receiving your username and password in October which will enable you to set up an account.
  • Course levels – There are different levels of courses available to you at College or Sixth Form College, the courses that you are able to apply for are based on your progress grades, please open the document attached to see which level courses you would be able to apply for. Progress Grades
  • Differences between College and Sixth Form College – Please click here to see the main differences between college and sixth form.
  • Types of Courses available – You may be unsure what course you would like to take after Rushey Mead, as you have the choice of A levels, BTEC, T levels which are new this year or an Apprenticeship, please click here to find out more information.
  • Introduction to T levels – T levels are now being offered at some local colleges including Leicester College, Loughborough College and Gateway College.  Click here for more information about T levels
  • Apprenticeship Information – You may prefer to do an apprenticeship programme after Rushey Mead which would combine study and work.
  • How to register for apprenticeship opportunities – You can also sign up to the apprenticeship service where you will receive alerts about apprenticeships that are available in your area, if you decide that you would like to apply for an apprenticeship you would still need to submit a college application in case you weren’t successful.  You would need to start looking at applying for apprenticeships from April 2022 onwards for a July/August start.
  • Careers Quiz – If you are unsure about what you would like to do after you leave school, try this quiz to see the type of job you may be suited to!
  • Personal Statement Advice – As part of your PS16 college you will have to submit a Personal Statement, this is a chance for you to tell colleges about yourself, click on the attached document to show what information a personal statement should include. Tips for completing your personal statement
  • Mock Interview Information – When your PS16 application has been submitted you will be asked to attend an interview/applicant event at your chosen college/s, attached are some useful interview questions and responses that may help you. You will be having a Mock Interview session at school in January, this will help you prepare for when you have your college interview. Interview Technique Questions
  • Nov 22 Parent College Application update
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