St Michael's
We believe that a three way partnership between the school, its students and their parents is vital to success


Careers in Key Stage 4

In Year 10

  • You will start your preparation for work experience by creating a CV and personal statement.
  • You will undertake work experience for one week in July
  • You will take part in a variety of activities – e.g. University visits to see what life is like.

Year 10

In Year 11

  • You will be given the opportunity of a one to one interview with the visiting Careers Adviser from Connexions Sandwell or Mr P Stafford

Year 11

Principles of Impartial 

8 Benchmarks

Use Higher Ideas to search the careers database to find the right job for you.
Connexions Sandwell: for local jobs and apprenticeships.

Options After Year 11

Sixth Form or College? BTECs or 'A' Levels?

There is no right or wrong answer to these questions, just a need to research all options. ‘A’ Levels are academic qualifications which you can study in a number of different subjects and are mainly examination based. Alternatively, BTECs tend to be more vocational and are mainly assessed through coursework.

When deciding where to study it is important to be realistic and to think about what course and environment will suit your learning style, ambitions and academic ability best. The Sandwell Council website provides information about your choices post-16 on its Keep on Learning After 16 Page