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The Chalfonts Community College

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Choices at 16+

Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA):  Please note that the open days for this academic year are on the below dates:
Saturday 2nd October 10am-2pm
Saturday 20th November 10am-2pm
Saturday 5th March 10am-2pm
Wednesday 4th May 5pm-7:30pm

BCA will no longer be running our BCA Taster Days throughout the academic year, but instead, will be running College Insight Sessions which will run on two dates Thursday 17th March 2022 and Friday 29th April 2022. On these two dates, students will be able to book a morning or afternoon slot for their chosen subject of interest. The sessions will run for 3 hours in total and they will enable them to gain insight into their area of interest, explore the campus and meet the tutors, as well as meeting other students who might be applying for a September 2022 start.

Please note: No transport is being offered for these sessions, so students will need to make their own way to and from BCA.  Also, all bookings must be done online by a parent/guardian.  BCA will require a contact name from CCC who BCA will then contact for approval. 

Government Information on post 16 options

Year 12 - A Students View

Look on the college websites for course and open day information:

For reference to lead you on to more

What is an NVQ

The website UK University Search allows students to find their ideal university. The website provides the best institution matches based on the students predicted grades, course choice and the region of the UK they would like to study in. They can then compare these for all kinds of things such as rankings and graduate employment.

See the University Open Days calendar

The Russell Group Guide to Subject Choices

Pure Potential - Another Great Website for Higher Education Help

Push - The leading independent guide to UK universities, student life, gap years, open days and all things studentish.  It is very informative, for example it has a list of universities with the lowest "flunk rate".  Visit the website to find out more.

General sites for those all important career decisions

Inside careers for Graduate jobs, internships, placements and school leaver schemes as well as the highest quality career advice by sector

Target Jobs for Graduate jobs

Psycometric Testing does not test prior learning and so are much less dependent on type of school, family background etc.

Prospects for career advice and jobs

Careers advice - job profiles, information and resources | National Careers Service  Gain skills and experience to prepare you for work! The UCAS' career finder tool gives you the ability to search for apprenticeships, graduate jobs, and internships, as well as providing careers advice and top tips. Need inspiration for your career? includes 1000 films of personal career stories, across all occupations.

Other routes

Don’t want to go to university, but want to continue learning? Try Learndirect

How about an Apprenticeship?

For current availability apprenticeship positions

For work related qualifications try City & Guilds

The Princes Trust 

Not Going To Uni: Apprenticeships & Work Experience in the UK

Apprenticeships (Motor Vehicle Apprenticeships)

Job seeking 

CV Creator assists students in the creation of a CV by answering questions.  It then lays out the answers you give in a CV format.  You can save the document in to word, and amend/add information as you wish.

Investigating career options online

The Chalfonts Community College has subscribed to the following websites to assist students in making well informed decisions about their futures.  Please make use of these valuable resources.

Explore a world of careers… is an easy-to-use online careers resource that provides regularly updated information on over 1,000 jobs and careers. The site also offers advice on topics relating to options at key stages. Access code:  SL9 8TP