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FULL-TIME LEARNING AFTER YEAR 11

If your plan is to continue in full-time learning after year 11 you can find important and useful information about your local colleges and sixth forms below.

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City College is Southampton’s vocational and technical college and is students’ first choice for many courses. We are a highly inclusive and expert college based in the city centre and offer a full range of professional, technical, and creative qualifications which prepare students for university, apprenticeships and fulfilling careers at work. Visit  for information and to apply.


Applications and Interviews

Apply online via the website. Interviews are currently conducted by phone.


VIRTUAL TOUR

Here you can watch videos by our industry expert teachers to give you an overview of each of our courses.

Information is also available on apprenticeships, a range of student support services and our application process, click below to find out more.


PREPARING FOR COLLEGE

These projects will help give you an idea of what to expect from your chosen course and to help get you ready for study at college in September. If you’re undecided between a couple of subjects, then working on these projects can help you to decide!

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Richard Taunton Sixth Form College is a long-established further education provider located in Southampton. We feel honoured to serve the young people of this vibrant city and our mission is to inspire and challenge them to be the best they can be. Our College offers a wide range of A-Level and vocational courses and students have access to a robust support network.


Applications and Interviews

Applications are still open, and we encourage you to submit your application before the Summer term. This means you’ll get to attend our Year 11 Applicant Day in June and get a taste of college life and the subjects you have chosen. Our pre-enrolment interviews are currently taking place over the phone. For an idea of what to expect, take a look at our blog post.


VIRTUAL TOUR

Our next Open Evening takes place on Wednesday 30 June 5:00 – 8:00pm. You can find out more about college life and hear from our students and staff on our YouTube channel, or visit us via our virtual tour.


PREPARING FOR COLLEGE

RTSFC Ready – Your transition from School to College
As a year 11 student, you will get access to a dedicated hub with all the information you’ll need to help you prepare for college. You’ll be given access to this during the Summer term.

This will include:

  • Subject related resources
  • What to expect when you start college
  • Details about our enrolment process
  • The kind of support you’ll have access to at college
  • Sign up for enrichment activities
  • Summer prep work
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Itchen Sixth Form College is a dynamic, high-achieving, and supportive college on the east of Southampton. We offer a wide range of A-levels and vocational courses with an enrichment programme that allows students to gain additional qualifications relevant to their study programme. This also includes our nationally regarded Academy of Sport.


Applications and Interviews

We are accepting applications now for students who wish to start college in September 2021. To ensure your place on the courses that interest you, applications should be made before May 2021. Late applications will always be considered, but there is a chance that some courses may be full. To find out more, visit our website.


VIRTUAL TOUR

Coming soon!


PREPARING FOR COLLEGE

Visit our ‘Preparation for College’ pages for a range of different subject-specific resources for you to work through ready for September.


Further welcome and useful information can be found here:

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St Anne’s is an Outstanding sixth form in the heart of the city. We offer mainly academic A-level subjects alongside some vocational courses. We have excellent sixth form facilities, a city centre location, and a great social atmosphere. We are a vibrant, caring, and supportive learning community that offers opportunities for personal development through leadership and curriculum enrichment activities. 


VIRTUAL TOUR

Join us for a virtual tour!

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As a college we have a proven track record of achieving academic excellence and our smaller student community allows all students to thrive and progress. Bitterne Park Sixth Form is built around a personal experience and students are the heart and soul of the college. Outstanding pastoral care and guidance for every student is a priority, as well as bespoke careers and university advice.


VIRTUAL TOUR

Virtual tour and admissions information can be found on our website.


Preparing for Sixth Form

Coming soon! Please check for updates using the link below.

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For further information about Barton Peveril Sixth Form College, visit our website.

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For further information about Totton College, visit our website.

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In the heart of Winchester and within acres of green space, Peter Symonds offers a vibrant and friendly place in which to study.


APPLICATIONS AND INTERVIEWS

Information about our application process can be found by clicking the link below.


VIRTUAL TOUR

Click below for a virtual tour

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Eastleigh College is a leading technical and professional college in the UK with an enviable reputation for teaching essential skills and knowledge to both school leavers and adults. Working with employers and industry experts, the college continually develops its wide range of full time and part time courses, traineeships, and apprenticeships. 

The college is ranked the best college in Hampshire for student achievement and has also been recognised for numerous national and regional awards.


If you know the career or job you want to do after school, you will need to continue to learn through a work-based route (an Apprenticeship). This will mean being employed and learning on the job, this usually also means spending a day a week in a college environment. To find out more about apprenticeships, explore the presentations below.

Your Future, Your Options | Year 11 Career Guide

Brought to you by the Hampshire Careers Partnerships, the Year 11 career guide is a helpful reminder of your options after leaving school and provides a quick overview of what you need to do and when. We have also included some information on CVs, application forms and interviews which you may find useful.