Your choices at 13/14
Places to study at 14
Students now have to stay in education or training until they are 18. The good news is, there is more choice than ever about where they do their study or training.
Below you will find information about the places you can study, other than secondary school, at 14.
Click the links to find out more.
If you are interested, then explore the provider's website to see what they offer and how to apply. Also, get advice and support from your school, family and friends to make sure this is the right choice for you.
The range of places you can study other than school are:
- University Technical Colleges - are government-funded schools that offer 14–18 year olds both academic and technical education, related to specific job sectors.
- Studio Schools - teach through enterprise projects and real work. This approach ensures students' learning is connected to the real world and helps them develop the skills they need for life and work.
- Free Schools - these are like Academies but are set up to meet the demand of a local community.
- Some pre 16 college courses - a few students may go to a FE college to study vocational courses through a specific pre 16 programme whilst they are still learning at school.