Post 16 Options/Courses
City & Islington is our Sixth Form College and, as such, guarantees a place for all EGA students post-16 if your daughter meets the course requirements.
What can they do after school?
There are a range of options available after school
• Continuing with education at 6th form or college
• Starting career related training (Apprenticeships, foundation learning)
All of these options have a range of entry requirements
College or sixth form?
What is the difference between going to college and attending a sixth form?
• Colleges offer a wider range of courses for different abilities (Esol courses, construction, hairdressing, catering etc)
• Sixth forms focus on more academic subjects, smaller environments, younger age groups, more tutor contact
Qualification levels and what they mean
• Level 3- AS levels, requiring 5 A-C grades (preferably A and B grades)
• BTEC extended diplomas- (previously called Btec nationals) in depth practical related study can lead to universities.
• Level 2- courses requiring D grades or higher, good stepping stones for level 3 courses.
• Level 1- For students with E- F grades
• Entry level/Esol- for students who need more time to improve on some basic needs
• Even if students are predicted E-G grades they can still go to college!
Information, Advice and Guidance
Your daughter will receive information, advice and guidance throughout her time at EGA. This will help you and your daughter make informed decisions about both her Secondary and Further Education needs. This will come through her PSHE and Careers Education lessons, through assemblies and tutor time, through discussions with subject teachers and through 1:1 interviews. We invite City and Islington College to our Year 10 and 11 parent evenings to answer any questions you may have and we will inform you of the process for applying to colleges in the Autumn term of Year 11. Our nearest Connexions Hub (a drop in centre for information and guidance) is in the White Lion Centre, opposite EGA on White Lion Street. No appointment is necessary.
To help with thinking about future pathways we encourage you to remember the following;
• Have a back-up plan where possible
• Be realistic of what can be achieved
• Have a good understanding of up to date and relevant grades
• Apply early to a minimum of three colleges
• Do lots of research using external resources
College Open Day information
Some very good resources for careers and education advice are;
Why City and Islington?
• Study at the top further education college in London: Beacon award for excellence in post-16 education and training and inspection results confirm this position
• Excellent exam results – 95.7% pass rate at A-Levels
• Strong links with local universities and employers: More than 1,000 students go on to university each year and you could be one of them
• Plenty to choose from: 40+ AS-Levels, 50+ vocational courses
• Five centres – the best college buildings in London with the latest specialist equipment, facilities and IT, as OFSTED said, students are offered an “excellent learning environment”
• Individual attention and the highest quality support: Rated outstanding for supporting students in our OFSTED inspection. A vast range of support services including counselling and advice, careers and extra English and Maths are on offer.