Year 11 College Applications

  • 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.
  • Open Day Events – we are in the process of compiling a list of open day information, although most will be virtual events this year. Once this is complete we will share it through Teams and on Show my Homework.
  • 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 being offered at the following colleges from 2020: Leicester College, Loughborough College, Brooksby Melton College, Gateway College and North Warwickshire & South Leicestershire College (NWSLC), there are limited courses available.  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 2021 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, we would normally have a Mock Interview session with Year 11’s in February but due to Covid restrictions this may not be able to go ahead next year. Interview Technique Questions