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Pictor Acadmey

‘Believe and Succeed’


Post 16 Support

Post 16 Support

Support is given to our pupils during the lead up to finishing school and beyond.  In year 11 pupils will work with our school counsellor & post 16 advisor alongside our Connexions worker to offer advice and guidance in deciding the right placement for them.  Staff will support all applications, visits, interviews to make sure that the placement is secure before they leave year 11.  The support does not stop there, and pupils are able to access support up until the age of 18.


Please follow our post 16 facebook page ‘New Park (school leavers support)’.


Click the link below to open a leaflet from Salford City Council about provision for Post 16 and 14yrs+.

Y11s: Information for College & Sixth Form open events

These open events are really important to attend (either onsite or virtual) if you are thinking of doing further studies after your GCSEs. It is your chance to RESEARCH different places and courses, and find out what options are best for YOU.

Even if you are not thinking of this pathway (for example if you want to do an apprenticeship instead) it is still worthwhile to consider researching colleges or sixth form as a backup plan; so still try and visit a few places!


  • Before you attend an open event, it is a good idea to do some research first – check on the college or sixth form website to see if they offer the courses you are interested in – this can also help explore different options if you are not sure what courses you want to do yet
  • You can attend as many open events as you like – in fact, it is a good idea to attend at least 2 or 3 different places so you can make a fair comparison
  • If attending on ‘onsite’ college open event, you can bring family members – however please check college websites in case there are Covid restrictions in place
  • Make sure you ask lots of questions – for example you might have questions about different courses, about the entry requirements (what GCSE grades you might need) or questions on careers or university. Don’t be afraid to ask at the colleges – they will be happy to help! J
  • There is no commitment to apply to a college or sixth form at an open event (applications deadlines are typically around Christmas time and you can request support in school)



Careers Advice & Guidance

 All Y11 pupils will be offered a Careers Guidance Interview with

Cassandra Haskey, school careers adviser, from September 2019 onwards to discuss future plans after leaving New Park Academy.

Cassandra is available in New Park Academy every Tuesday and works alongside Karen Seymour in the Counselling room.

Karen Seymour is available throughout the week to discuss future plans and offer guidance.



Careers Resources:

Careers Connect

If you or your parent/carer has any questions for the Careers Connect Team, please email on the address below and someone will get back to you.



How2Become's aim is to provide you with up-to-date and current insider recruitment information to help you prepare effectively for any career selection process.  Please click the link below to visit their website to access careers guidance and resources.

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