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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.


City College is Southampton’s vocational and technical college and is the first choice college 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 our website for information and to apply.

Applications and Interviews

Apply online via the website. Interviews are conducted face-to-face at the College. Applicants and their parents/carers will be notified of any changes.



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!


Richard Taunton Sixth Form College is where ambition meets hard work. We champion the unique potential of our learners, who follow career-focused pathways that challenge them to be their best.

Applications and Interviews

You can apply to join Richard Taunton via our website. Once you’ve applied, you’ll be invited to an interview so that we can learn more about your interests and ambitions for the future.


RTSFC Ready – Your transition from School to College
RTSFC Ready is an online hub packed with tips and information that will support your move to Richard Taunton Sixth Form College. From course preparation work to advice from our very own students, we’ve got everything you need to ensure a smooth September start.

As a Richard Taunton applicant, you will get access to RTSFC Ready in May.

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

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 2022. To ensure your place on the courses that interest you, applications should be made before May 2022. Late applications will always be considered, but there is a chance that some courses may be full. To find out more, visit our website.



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

Additional information


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. 


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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 and admissions information can be found on our website.

Preparing for Sixth Form

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


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


Totton College is a further education college who specialise in vocational, professional and apprenticeship courses. Located in Totton, Hampshire, we provide inspirational and innovative learning experiences for everyone, and want every learner at Totton College to get the very best from their time with us. To do this, we make a promise to give you opportunities to discover your passion, encourage you to perform to the best of your ability and celebrate your successes.

Explore our entire college in the new 2022 prospectus.

Vocational Courses

At Totton College, we provide first-class vocational and skills training to all of our students. You can choose from a wide range of learning opportunities ranging from Level 1 to Level 3. These will give you the skills and experiences you need to unlock your potential and succeed in your future career. You may also be entitled to help with funding.


An apprenticeship is a full time job that allows you to earn money and gain experience in your chosen sector, while gaining industry-recognised qualifications that will help you to progress in your career. Apprenticeships are a great alternative to the traditional A-level route. They are designed for those who are keen to start their careers early in their preferred industry. You will work closely with professionals on a day-to-day basis and will be assigned an Assessor by Totton College to help you through your coursework or exams (depending on qualification).


All of our Skills for Life programmes are supported by trained and experienced Tutors and learning assistants. Delivered in a safe and nurturing environment, students are able to continue their education after leaving school. Our students gain the confidence, skills and abilities with our learning difficulties and disabilities Tutors and support services.


Pathways offers a progression of courses from Entry Level 3 to Level 2. The focus of these courses is to give learners valuable work and life skills; such as communication and social skills, household skills such as food preparation and money management, as well as transferable skills for employment or further education in a vocational programme. Alongside this programme, learners typically study English and maths. The aim is for learners to progress on to paid employment, a Supported Internship, an apprenticeship, or a vocational course within further education.


Junctions provides a number of courses with the aim to help learners with high functioning autism and those who have anxiety, with a purpose to help build confidence and self-esteem through a variety of units across Level 1 and Level 2. It is a three-year programme if the learner wishes to remain in Junctions for 3 years, working their way up through the levels of the progression units we work towards. All learners will have to work towards maths and English (unless exempt) and one of our sessions covers Work Experience Skills. We also provide an offer to these learners to remain under the umbrella of Junctions if they feel they are not quite ready for full time mainstream after their three-year programme.

Virtual Tour

We are proud to present to you our excellent facilities. From our on-site Opus Salon to a state-of-the-art media suite, our facilities are industry-standard to make sure you get a real feel for the world of work.


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


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


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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.

Check out this interactive game show, choose whether to take the university of apprenticeship route and compare and contrast the different paths! Which path is for you?