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. (https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/careers-advice/career-choices-at-16)


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 – https://youtu.be/BHKFrXMCHII

A Levels vs BTEC – https://youtu.be/JFB16smPJSM

Vocational courses – https://youtu.be/ETSRKrofShk

T Levels – https://youtu.be/7rua65bHjMw

Apprenticeships – https://youtu.be/fzIlhm7Q3d8


Education and training providers to explore for life after Hathaway;

Harris Academy Chafford Hundred       www.harrischaffordhundred.org.uk

Harris Academy Riverside                       www.harrisriverside.org.uk

Harris Academy Ockendon                     www.harrisockendon.org.uk

Westcliff High School for Girls                www.whsg.info

Westcliff High School for Boys                www.whsb.essex.sch.uk

Southend High School for Girls               www.shsg.org

Southend High School for Boys               www.shsb.org.uk

Havering 6th Form                                     www.ncclondon.ac.uk/havering-sixth-form-


Writtle College                                www.writtle.ac.uk

South Essex College                       www.southessex.ac.uk

USP College                                     www.uspcollege.ac.uk

Barking & Dagenham College      www.barkingdagenhamcollege.ac.uk

New City College                            www.ncclondon.ac.uk

Elutec                                               www.elutec.co.uk


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

The Uni Guidewww.theuniguide.co.uk

Informed Choiceshttps://www.informedchoices.ac.uk/


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

National Careers Servicehttps://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/explore-careers

Prospect Job Profileshttps://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles

BBC Bitesize Careers –  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/careers)

Thurrock Opportunities –  https://www.thurrockopportunities.co.uk/)

DP World London Gateway –  https://www.dpworld.com/London-gateway)