Post 16

As a result of legislation introduced in September 2013, the law now requires that young people continue in education, employment or training until the age of 18..In addition, students who do not achieve a GCSE Grade 4 in Maths and/or English Language are required to re-take the course at college.

Students are given information about the range of choices available to them which include:

  • A full-time course (this might involve A levels or a BTEC, or a combination of both) or
  • An apprenticeship or traineeship.

We work closely with all post-16 providers in Leicester and Leicestershire to ensure students are aware of the range of options available to them, and the entry requirements for each course and provider. Positive Steps @16 is the on-line application system, which all students will use to apply for at least 2 post-16 places during Year 11.


Post-16 Transition Parents’ Evening

October - November

Lunchtime talks from post-16 providers

October - November

College Open Days

November - December

Students complete Positive Steps @ 16 application form during PSHE lesson time


Applications sent off

January - April

Post-16 Interviews take place

March - April

Offers confirmed by colleges, and accepted or declined by students

All students have an appointment with the Connexions Advisor in Year 11 to assist them in making choices. 



Over the next few months Post 16 providers are holding their Open Day events.  We strongly recommend that you visit the college your daughter would like to attend to learn more about what they can offer her. 

Open Day events:

College Date Time
Loughborough College Saturday 2nd October
Saturday 6th November
Saturday 4th December
10am – 2pm
NWSLC – Wigston Campus Monday 4th October
Mon 22nd November
5pm – 8pm
Melton Vale Sixth Form College Wednesday 6th October 5pm – 7.30pm
St Paul's Sixth Form Wednesday 6th October 4.30pm - 7pm
Leicester College
(all campuses)
Tues 12th October
Sat 27th November
4pm – 8pm
10am – 2pm
English Martyr’s 6th Form Thursday 14th October 5pm - 6.45pm
Bosworth Academy Thursday 28th October 5pm – 7.30pm
BMC College - Melton Campus Saturday 30th October 9am – 1pm (Taster Session)
10am – 1pm (Open Day)
Beauchamp City 6th Form Saturday 6th November 10am – 2pm
BMC College - Brooksby Campus Saturday 6th November 9am – 1pm (Taster Session)
10am – 1pm (Open Day)
Gateway College Saturday 6th November 10am – 1pm
Stephenson College Saturday 13th November 9am – 1pm (Taster Session)
10am – 1pm (Open Day)
Wigston College Weds 10th November 5.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Brookvale Groby Learning Campus Thursday 11th November 6pm – 8pm
WQE (both campuses) Saturday 13th November Times to be confirmed
Charnwood College Weds 24th November Times to be confirmed

For help with completing your PS16 applications follow the step-by-step instructions in these guides

Part 1 - PS16 User Guide

Part 2 - PS16 User Guide

Careers Newsletters will be sent to all 11 pupils via their college email. They will cover the latest course news, important dates and provider links to support students in making their choices for Post 16 study.



For assistance with the Positive Steps @16 Personal Statement click here for a template.