Next Steps Surrey?
Thinking about what to do after GCSEs or supporting someone who is?  Then why not view our Next Steps Surrey Event?  

Next Steps Surrey?
About the Event
Are you thinking about what you will do after your GCSEs ?  
Do you understand what all the options are?

Challenge your preconceptions and take a look at NEXT STEPS SURREY - a free virtual event which showcased options available for students from across Surrey.

As a Year 11 student you will be able to watch short videos  from further education providers, sixth-form colleges, schools, apprenticeship and training providers.

As a careers lead or teacher this will support your work on Gatsby Benchmark 7: Encounters with Further & Higher Education.

As a parent this will help provide answers to the many questions you may have about your young person's next steps.

Held on Tuesday 24th November the event is aimed at supporting young people understand their next steps after GCSEs.   The resources are available for the rest of the academic year:



NEXT STEPS SURREY was jointly run and managed by SATRO and Coast to Capital Careers Hub working with Learn Live.  The event is supported by the Careers and Enterprise Company and forms part of the My Choices bank of resources.  

The Importance of Careers Events

Jim Glover, Pro-Chancellor, University of Surrey:

“Future educational responses to the lessons learnt during the current pandemic will drive huge opportunities for students contemplating their next steps after GCSE's.  New thinking allows new approaches.


To students:  as society's most valuable assets, don't be driven along the usual discreet tramlines of sixth form vs university vs college vs apprenticeship vs employment etc. As citizens of the future, try this approach:


·     Consider what inspires you; 

·     Recognise your talents; 

·     Identify the skills you have, and where that learning gave you the greatest satisfaction and enjoyment;

·    Then look to see what combination of HE/FE/Apprenticeship, work opportunities will allow you to excel!

·    Unless you have certainty about the role you wish to have in the workplace, don't worry too much about identifying a particular job - the perfect one for you has quite likely not yet been created; but it will be!”


 Caroline Sims, Careers Lead at Gordon’s School:

“To build a fair education for all, we need to unlock the potential careers paths of all children so they are aware of exactly what is out there for them after they leave Gordon’s. Our aim is to provide our students with as much information as possible on the various routes they can take. This might be university; an apprenticeship or career choice. Our reason for choosing SATRO to provide careers events is the variety of careers and expert advice and support their volunteers are able to give our students.”

Lisa Mobbs, Enterprise Adviser Network & Careers Hub Lead, Coast to Capital:

Now, more than ever, it’s so important that young people are fully aware of all of the ‘next steps’ available to them. We hope that every Year 11 pupil and their parents and carers across Surrey will join the live broadcast to hear from FE and HE providers, Apprentices and local Employers.  Next Steps Surrey is intended to help young people to feel informed and inspired about their future.”

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