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Careers Education

Careers Education



At Light Hall, we aim to give all students, from Year 7 to Year 11, the opportunity and guidance to start planning their future.

We believe that it is vital for students to reflect on their skills and interests, as well as have a solid understanding of their options Post-16 and the many career paths available to them. We work closely with both Solihull MBC and Birmingham Careers Service to give students independent, impartial advice and to make them ‘Life Ready’.

Since the government raised the participation age to 18, it is more vital than ever that our students make the right choices for their next steps after Light Hall. Students must either:

·         Continue in education, at a sixth for or college

·         Complete an apprenticeship or traineeship

·         Find a job role which encompasses a high level of training.

In this section of our website, you will find various pieces of information for both parents and students, summarising the options for students Post-16, how to explore the right career and further education choices, local sixth form and college open events and more. However, if you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me on the below email address.


Mrs K Mohomed

Head of Careers 

Assistant Headteacher 


For Light Hall's Life Ready Careers Plan 2017/18 please click here

Understanding Your Options 

A summary of the ‘Raising Participation Age’ government initiative and the options for students Post-16:

Exploring subjects, further study and careers

An invaluable tool for exploring subject/career choices and advice on what to choose Post-16:

The Russell Group- a group of 24 leading universities in the UK- have created a guide to informed choices Post-16. Use the interactive PDF to help you chose the right options:

The Government Careers website.  Access advice, job searches, skills builders to find out more about careers and jobs:

Local sixth form and college information:

Solihull Sixth Form College Entrance Criteria Information

Open events:

College and Sixth Form Open Events 2017


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  2. Comparing Sixth Forms and Colleges