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Listed below are different opportunities for post-16 pathways and communication and information from local providers. Please explore this page on a regular basis for update. 

The video link below provides further information to the pathways available to school leavers. 


Post 16 Option Choices Video


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T Levels are a brand-new, 2-year qualification that
will give you a head start towards the career you want. The government has developed T Levels to deliver world-class technical education and give you a new choice after GCSEs’  Plus the following link-


Ashton Sixth Form College-


Specialising in further education for 16-18 year olds for more than thirty years, Ashton Sixth Form College continues to provide excellent educational opportunities for the variety and individuality of their students. They continue in the values set by the foundation of the original Grammar School: equality, aspiration and excellence.


A dedicated website has also been set up for your Year 11 pupils which will give them access to Ashton's  virtual events, course videos, frequently asked questions, making an application and taking a campus tour.


Open Events

They will be hosting our autumn open events virtually, the first on the 20th October.
Pupils can sign up to be part of the event here:


Student Interviews and application deadline

Interviews this term (November & December) will take place by phone.
The deadline for applications is Friday 29th January 2021.

Clarendon Sixth Form College-


As a successful sixth form college with a long standing tradition of A level delivery, Clarendon Sixth Form College started life in Hyde in 1957 as Hyde Grammar School. It became a Sixth Form College in 1979 and relocated to Ashton town centre in 2015 as Clarendon Sixth Form College.



Tameside College


Based in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, Tameside College is a further education college that offers a wide range of courses including Full-Time, Part-Time, Apprenticeships and University Level.


Further information will be added for 2020-2021 applicants.  

The Manchester College-


With TMC's focus on careers and a work-ready Greater Manchester, MTC creating greater opportunities in the heart of our city and leading the way in education in a range of courses. 


Their virtual 16-18 open event will take place Monday 12th – Thursday 16th October 5-8pm.

Each of the curriculum departments will give an insight to what is offered at The Manchester College and the exciting opportunities the students are able to get involved in.

Pupils will be able to book onto as many sessions as they wish, click below to register.




From Thursday 1st October 2020 TMC will be opening their application portal for year 11 pupils to submit via our website.


All you need to do is choose from the wide range of courses online, click apply now and create an account


If you need help completing your application check out their ‘How to make an application’ Couch to College session


Should you need any support, advice or guidance with this, please do not hesitate to contact a link adviser or email for more information.

Other colleges of interest-


Loreto College, Manchester:


 Xaverian College




Higher Education Information


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