Life After 6th Form

Students are fully supported during Year 12 and 13 to support their onward journey following their time at Herne Bay High 6th Form.  The potential routes are wide and varied.  Here are some examples of possible options:

Students have access to an array of information in the Learning Resources Library, The 6th Form Area, East Kent Business Partnership, Start Profile, as well as being able to speak with experts at the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900 or click here to visit the website.  

Find out about different options by searching 12 careers sectors full of advice and information such as salaries you can expect to earn, the types of jobs available and what your options are with, or without, a degree, click here  

Look through graduate job descriptions to find out what each job involves and the qualifications and skills that are most needed, click here 



University Information

There are a number of different undergraduate degrees available.  Some of the more commonly known ones are:

Foundation Degree

Bachelor of Arts - BA Hons

Bachelor of Science - BSC

Bachelor of Engineering - BEng

Bachelor of Law and LLB Hons

A-Z of degrees – how many?

There are over 37,000 undergraduate courses at over 370 providers in the UK.

The Kent and Medway Progression Federation Booklet - A Degree and Me is an excellent starting point.

However, for more information visit:

Why go to uni? - click here

What University - click here

WhichUni - click here

Studential - click here

Uk Course Finder - click here

Discover Uni - click here

Clearing Information - click here

For further information on Ucas  - Please click here

Ucas offer a large number of videos providing additional information on the University process - click here

Ucas parent Guide - please click here

Ucas/Which Parent Guide - please click here

KMPF Parent Guide - please click here

Open Day Information - click here

Conservatoire Information - Please click here

Thinking of studying Medicine - Please click here

Russell Group Information - Please click here

Informed Choices - Please click here

Oxbridge Information - Please click here

Parent Guide to Results Day - Please click here

Student Finance Information - Please click here

Student Finance England - Please click here

University Degrees Abroad

Looking for Undergraduate opportunities abroad - for further information click here.

A complete University guide for studying overseas - for further information click here.

Higher Education in Further Education

If you are looking for a work-related qualification that will advance your career, give you practical skills and can lead on to higher education, HNC and HND courses are a great option. Higher National Certificates and Higher National Diplomas are job-related qualifications that are highly valued by employers.

Sponsored Degrees or School Leavers' Programmes

Employers call their school leaver programmes all sorts, from training programmes and undergraduate apprenticeships to sponsored degree programmes. 

Sponsored degree programmes are school leaver schemes that focus on the fact that you’ll get a degree as part of the programme. As well as studying for a degree at university, students are often regarded as permanent employees of the company and receive a salary. For further information, click here.

School Leavers Schemes are an alternative path to university.  Most companies require good A Level grades.  In addition, some request applicants complete on line aptitude/verbal and non verbal reasoning tests. The schemes are offered in a range of industries.  For further information click here

Some examples are:

The Deloitte Brightstart scheme - click here

The BDO Programme  - click here

The Nestle Academy - click here

Ucas provides information on Sponsored Degrees/Degree Apprenticeships - click here

Work Experience/

Volunteering or




Work Experience/Volunteering - Doing unpaid work experience, also known as volunteering, can bring you great rewards. Work experience gives you the chance to learn new skills and improve those you already have.

For further information - click here

Do Something - click here

BBC Work Experience Programme - click here

An internship provides direct experience of working in a particular role and is usually undertaken by those who know what type of job they want to do

For further information - click here


Students have the option of applying for employment direct.  Alternatively starting up a business and being self-employed is possible.

For further information - click here

Look at information on Ready to Work Kent


Typically, for an Intermediate Apprenticeship you will need a number of GCSEs grades A* to C with, ideally, English and Maths being two of those subjects.

For an Advanced Apprenticeship you will need at least 5 GCSEs with grades A* to C with, ideally, English and Maths being two of those subjects and some employers will prefer you to also have some Level 3 qualifications e.g. A Levels, BTEC.

For a Higher Apprenticeship you will need at least 2 A Levels.

You might also be able to gain entry to an Apprenticeship even if you have lower grades, as a training provider might assess your general ability as being of the right level to get started.

For further information click here

Government Information click here

Amazing Apprenticeships click here

Amazing Apprenticeships Student Guide click here

Apprenticeship Vacancies click here

Kent Apprenticeships click here

Ucas Apprenticeship Information  click here

Higher and Degree Apprenticeship Info (Which) click here

NGTU/Amazing Apprenticeships Podcast click here


Gap Year

A gap year can be almost anything a student would like it to be.  Here are some websites to provide inspiration:

Gap Year: Click here

Projects Abroad: Click here

Camp America: Click here

Year Out: Click here

Further Information - alternatives to uni

School Leavers' Guide by Pure Potential: Click here

Get my First Job: Click here

Not Going to Uni: Click here

Parent Guide - Paths to Profession Careers: Click here

Target Careers - Parent Information: Click here

Career Mag: Click Here

Success at Schools Parent Guide: Click here

Life After 6th Form Talk - Information

Post 16 Pathways CXK Ltd Click here

Value of Higher Education Click here