Our youngsters at Honywood are encouraged to begin the process of researching Post 16 options towards the end of Cohort 10 with guidance from their Learning Group Leader during LS3 time and our dedicated member of staff Mrs Wiggins who is available discuss careers and further education in one to one appointments. Local providers deliver assemblies to our youngsters and presentation evenings to the families.
We have close ties to local Post 16 providers in Colchester and Braintree and youngsters are encouraged to visit Open Days and see what pathway will be the right one for them. Many transition each year to the Sixth Form College Colchester to study A levels or the IB (International Baccalaureate). A number of youngsters, who prefer a different style of learning transition to the Colchester Institute to study vocational courses in a variety of subjects such as engineering, music technology, dance and media. (Many of these courses are also available at their Braintree campus.) Some youngsters transition to Writtle College or Braintree 6th Form. They are encouraged to apply to as many colleges as possible to ensure that when they leave Honywood, they have made fully informed choices about the right pathway for them.