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The Chalfonts Community College

Success is an Attitude!
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Choices at 16+

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

Loud Magazine is targeted at 16-18 year olds. Supporting them through higher education options, Loud features advice articles as well as light and entertaining lifestyle pieces. As well as enjoying the magazine, there are also opportunities for pupils to contribute to the magazine and have their original content published.

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

Search for University courses at UK Coursefinder

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  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

Shell Livewire helps 16-30 year olds to start and develop their own business

How about an Apprenticeship?

For current availability apprenticeship positions

For work related qualifications try City & Guilds

The Princes Trust (Register for Apprenticeships / Notification of Vacancies) (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.

Discover the careers that suit you... helps to broaden your views on careers that you might be interested in.  It also helps to formalise your interests. To create a user account if you do not already have one, type opencare11 -  you can then register your details.

Explore a world of careers... enables you to see case studies and videos from relevant careers and UCAS higher education course information. To create a user account type opencare11 - you can then register your details.

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