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In Upper School, students make decisions about their next steps after Year 11. At 16, this could be:

  • a course at sixth form or sixth form college
  • a course at a further education or specialist college
  • an apprenticeship or traineeship

Help and support with choosing options

All students can arrange to have a careers discussion in Year 10 or 11 with the careers department.

For any careers enquiries please contact Mr Pacey on 0771 127639 or by e-mail

Websites to help you choose your options

UCAS Progress Search here for details of sixth forms, colleges, and apprenticeships in Derbyshire and in some areas outside Derbyshire. NB It is best to check all information with provider websites – some information may be out of date. Look at this video to demonstrate the search tool.
Start A free, online careers platform, designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential and opportunities, on which you can create an account.
Careers Guidance for Parents A guide for parents to career choice for young people aged 13-25.
Derbyshire YouthInc Local Authority website with useful information on choices for students between the ages of 14-19.
icould Take the buzz quiz and watch video clips of people talking about their jobs.

Choosing A Levels – general advice

A Level Explorer Use this link to support your choice of A Levels. Explore different combinations and their link to career areas.
The Russell Group The Russell Group represents 24 leading UK universities. Access their guide to post 16 subject choices, 'Informed Choices'.

Future learning pathways (Sixth Form and Colleges)

Lady Manners School Sixth Form Find out what options are available by visiting the Lady Manners School Sixth Form web pages for information on admissions, courses and how to apply.
Local Colleges

Click these links to see what local colleges have to offer post 16, and how to apply online:

Chesterfield College logo

Derby College logo

Myerscough College logo


The Sheffield College logo

University of Derby Buxton logo

University Technical Colleges Information on the offer from the University Technical Colleges

Also considering employment and apprenticeships?

Apprenticeships and employment
National Apprenticeships Information on apprenticeships; you can sign up to create an account. All apprenticeship vacancies are advertised through this site.
Apprenticeships Search the national database for vacancies.
DCC Apprenticeships Information on Derbyshire County Council apprenticeship opportunities.
DDDC Apprenticeships Information on Derbyshire Dales District Council apprenticeship opportunities.
Sheffield Futures Jobs and apprenticeships in the Sheffield area.
Find a Job National Employment search database.
Learning Unlimited Large provider of apprenticeship training.
Self employment
Shell LiveWIRE UK's biggest online community for young entrepreneurs (aged 16-30) who are starting or running their own business.
Prince's Trust Information on support available for self-employment.
National Citizen Service Volunteering opportunities for 16-17 year olds.
Do-it Search through over a million opportunities to volunteer and apply online.

Further Help and Advice

Local Authority Careers Support (via the local multi-agency team) during school holidays and after Year 11:
Bakewell/Matlock 01629 538678
Hope Valley/Chapel-en-le-Frith: 01629 533843
Buxton 01629 533502
Chesterfield/Sheffield 01629 533627


Other Sources
Mr Pacey, Lady Manners School 01629 812671 ext 212 Support available during term time at the careers department in school
National Careers Service 0800 100900 Careers help and advice – on line and by telephone