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Deciding what's best for you

18 February 2015

Choosing what to do after Year 11 is a big decision - you will decide the subjects you’re going to study and will need to think about how these will affect your future in education, employment and training.

Things to think about:


  • What are you good at and enjoy doing?
  • Do you have favourite subjects?
  • What are your strengths?
  • If you have a career in mind, does it need specific qualifications or training?


Thinking about these things will help you when it comes to decide what to do next.


Help and advice

If you're out of work you can also talk to the Essex County Council employability and skills team about education, employment and training. There are several teams across Essex: 


Chelmsford, Braintree, Witham and Maldon

Tel: 03330 138960

Colchester, Clacton and Harwich

Tel: 03330 138961

Basildon, Brentwood, Canvey, Rayleigh and Rochford

Tel: 03330 139842

Harlow, Epping and Uttlesford

Tel: 03330 138962 


If you're in work and need help planning your next step, contact the National Careers Service.