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Post-16 Options

In making a decision, students should consider:

  • Your interests, and subjects that you currently enjoy
  • Entry requirements to the various qualifications
  • Further education aspirations you have, and what the requirements are, such as whether you want to go to university, and whether there are certain subjects you may need to study. Some helpful websites can be found in the useful links area.
  • Any career aspirations you have - have you researched what the requirements are, or whether an industry placement or work experience would be beneficial? Some helpful websites can be found in the useful links area.
  • Your preferred style of studying – do you prefer all exam-based subjects or some subjects with coursework, observations and examinations, or would you prefer to be based in a workplace for the majority of your course?

Further information

We invite a range of post-16 providers into the Academy to speak to students. Details of our provider access statement can be found in the provider access section of this website. Students should consider a broad range of providers and courses to help them make the best decision for their future. Students are encouraged to explore the websites of other providers, where they will find information about open events and courses available. Additional support is available from the Academy careers team, including application support.

All Year 11 students will receive at least one 1-1 careers guidance appointment with one of the Trust’s qualified Careers Advisors. This will help students to understand their options, and ultimately make a decision about what they would like to study after Year 11. Students in Year 11 are encouraged to speak to their Careers Advisor if they have any questions about what they would like to do after Year 11. Appointments can be made with their careers advisor by speaking to their Academy’s careers team, who will arrange a meeting as soon as possible with the Advisor.

Students are encouraged to attend open evenings/open events, to understand where they might like to study after Year 11. Information about each academy’s open evenings and events will be sent to students, parents and carers, and put on the Academy website. The links to each Academy’s Sixth Form section, which hosts this information and a prospectus, is here: 

Priory Academy LSST

Priory City of Lincoln Academy

Priory Witham Academy

Priory Ruskin Academy

Priory Apprenticeships

The Priory Academy LSST - Sixth Form Admissions (

The Priory City of Lincoln Academy - Sixth Form Admissions

The Priory Witham Academy - Sixth Form Information

Priory Ruskin Academy - Admissions

Priory Apprenticeships - information for Apprentices








Applying for Sixth Form

The Priory Federation of Academies Trust - Priory Sixth Form 2024-25 (

The application process for other providers will be different. Students who require additional support should speak to the Academy careers team.


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Events (including open evenings):

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About the college:

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We recognise that, due to the current situation, many schools have not been able to run their usual post-16 options events, so we've put together some digital resources to help your students make their decisions:

Welcome to BMC Video
Post 16 Opportunities Assembly Presentation
All About BMC Animal Care
Open Day Flyer
Mansfield Town FC Programme Taster Day Information
Accommodation Video
Transport - Dedicated BMC Bus Routes
Application Process


Welcome Video:


Virtual Open Day:




Career Coach

Newark College Video:

Lincoln College Video:

Montage Video:

Applications for 2021/22 are now open, so students who would like to apply to Lincoln, Newark or Gainsborough College can now do so via the website: To apply, students need to search for the course they would like to study, create an application account and complete/submit the application. 



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