It is important to prepare students for studies beyond their GCSE’s. Here at Somercotes Academy, there is a programme of activities in place to help prepare our students for Post-16 education.

Below is a brief outline of activities:

Year 8
An independent careers adviser works with all year 8 students to help choose the right GCSE’s for their future careers.

Year 9
Students complete a “Careers and Future Choice” module as part of their Citizenship lessons.

Year 10
Students have their first one to one appointment with an independent careers adviser. Students complete a “Careers and the Next Step” module in the Summer term.

Year 11
Students have a second careers appointment with an independent careers adviser. (Pupil premium students will have a third appointment). In the Autumn Term, students will be provided lesson time to plan and apply for Post-16 education.


At the Academy we welcome visitors to the academy to discuss Post-16 options with our students. Below are some of the visitors that were welcomed to the academy in 2017/2018 :


Year Group visited

Tollbar MAT Sixth Form

Yr 11

Grimsby Institute

Yr 11

Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge for Schools project (ASK)

Yr 10

Bishop Grosseteste University Student Ambassadors

Yr 9 & Yr 10

Discovery Workshop- An engaging and fun introduction to students who may be encountering careers education for the first time.

Yr 9

LincHigher  Careers Bus- Looking at Post-16 provision locally

Yr10 & Yr9

Students will have the opportunity to visit Post-16 providers throughout the academic year.

The effectiveness of the provision will be evaluated through the Kirkland Rowell Survey by canvassing the opinions of students and parents. ┬áThe Academy will collate information on student’s destinations once they have completed their GCSE’s.
In accordance with TMAT policy, staff will evaluate and refine schemes of work throughout the academic year.

Thinking Of Becoming A Teacher?

Apply Today

Somercotes Academy Principal

Frances Green

Tollbar MAT Chief Executive

David J Hampson