OPTIONS - Post 18

What are my Options?

Most people in Year 13 at Bentley Wood go through the UCAS application process to get into university. However, there are other options which may very well be right for some of you.


Most people at Bentley Wood would look at a full degree taking three years plus, although it also possible to do a Foundation Degree - these last two years and allow more of an option at the end of those two years about what you do next.

Gap Year

You may decide to take a gap year before going to university.

Apprenticeships and School Leaver Programmes

You may wish to investigate doing an apprenticeship when you leave Bentley Wood - an increasingly popular (and also competitive) option in the light of the increased burden of student tuition fees at university. For further information on Apprenticeships follow this link: https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

Please view the video link below for information about Higher Education and Apprenticeships.

Higher Education and Apprenticeships

Please view the video link below for information about applying to Medical School

Update to Medical Admissions - A Guide for Medical Applicants


You may wish to leave education entirely at this point and try to get a job.

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Skills Route 1

Skills Route:

Skills Route is a set of tools to help students, explore the different routes that they could take, plan and learn about all the options that are available for study after GCSE and find all the information they need to research college or sixth forms. The link is below.



Future Finder


Future Finder:

The Free Your Life Future Finder website helps students learn which STEM A Levels, are used in Medical Careers such as General Practitioner, Hospital Doctor, Surgeon, Psychiatrist and Pathologist. This feature also can be used for other Health and STEM related careers. This feature helps with Gatsby Benchmark 4 - linking curriculum learning to careers. The link is below.