If you are in Year 10 or Year 11, you will be considering your next steps after GCSEs. You have a range of options;

  • A Level subjects
  • BTEC Level 3 subjects
  • Vocational subjects
  • T Levels
  • Apprenticeships
  • Traineeships
  • Part-Time training (at least 20 hours per week) alongside employment or volunteering.

To find out more about each option click HERE to visit the National Careers Service. (


Whichever option you feel you are most suited for, you must be in until the age of 18. Have a look at the following videos to further develop your understanding and explore the right placements for you.

A Levels –

A Levels vs BTEC –

Vocational courses –

T Levels –

Apprenticeships –


Education and training providers to explore for life after Hathaway;

Harris Academy Chafford Hundred

Harris Academy Riverside             

Harris Academy Ockendon           

Westcliff High School for Girls      

Westcliff High School for Boys      

Southend High School for Girls     

Southend High School for Boys     

Havering 6th Form                           


Writtle College                      

South Essex College             

USP College                           

Barking & Dagenham College

New City College                  














Considering university? Check out the following links to develop your understanding;

The Uni

Informed Choices


Take some time to explore the following and find the right option for you;

National Careers Service

Prospect Job Profiles

BBC Bitesize Careers –

Thurrock Opportunities –

DP World London Gateway –