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Post 16 Education
Once you reach the age of 16 in Year 11, you get to decide whether you want to stay in education, in school or college to get further qualifications or leave to get a job, an apprenticeship or receive training.
Many students looking to apply to university will choose to study A Levels or their equivalent. There are around 80 subjects that you can study at A Level and schools and colleges will usually offer the most popular subjects. You might have to search for some of the more unusual or specialist subjects.
You could also continue with your Welsh Baccalaureate qualification in college.
There are other qualifications such as applied A-Levels and NVQ‘s, which have a more practical and vocational structure, this means studying some of the more practical subjects for a specific job.
This section looks at the differences between studying at a six form or college and can give you advice and information on work experience.
You will also find a range of useful information on the Careers Wales website: http://www.careerswales.com/post16options/