Life after Mayville

It is our aim that pupils leave us as confident, independent and empathetic members of society. The skills and knowledge that our leavers take from their time at Mayville equips them to continue the pursuit of excellence, in all its forms, in their own lives and aspirations beyond GCSE.

Throughout their time at school, Mayville children benefit from an excellent PSHE programme that introduces them to wider social issues and equips them with essential life skills. In the Senior School, pupils receive expert guidance on future pathways from our dedicated Careers Coordinator.

Taking your place in society

Overseen by the Head of PSHE, our programme is designed to support pupil wellbeing and personal development. One lesson per week is allocated to the delivery of the programme.

This is supplemented by presentations in assemblies, visiting speakers, specific themed PSHE days, such as Multi-Cultural Day or our Mock General Election (pictured).

Most recently, pupils have enjoyed workshops on e-safety, cyber-bullying, drug and alcohol abuse, sex education, awareness of mental health problems, body image and manipulation by the media, FAKE (Firearms and Knife crime Education), the Samaritans, and Fire & Rescue. There have also been teamwork exercises organised by visiting teams from the Army and RAF.

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Your route to a brighter future

A-levels

A-levels are Level 3 qualifications that you can choose to take after your GCSEs. They are very well-regarded by universities and employers.

A-levels will give you a chance to find out about your GCSE subjects in greater depth or you can choose to study one of the subjects that many schools and colleges only offer at A-level, such as Law, Economics or Psychology. They are good preparation if you are thinking of going onto higher education or if you are not sure of your career plans, as they can keep your options open.

Vocational Qualifications 

Further Education Colleges offer a large range of vocational courses at all levels. 

By applying learning to real-life situations, these qualifications offer a more practical approach than traditional A-level academic courses.

There are a variety of vocational qualifications available to you. 

  • Vocational subjects - related to a broad employment area such as business, engineering, IT, health and social care. Previously called BTECs and OCR Cambridge Nationals, if they are at Level 3, these are now called Applied Vocational Qualifications. These courses are offered in schools and colleges.

  • Vocational courses - that lead to specific jobs such as hairdressing, accounting, professional cookery or plumbing. These courses are called Technical Level Qualifications [T Levels] and are offered mostly at colleges.

  • Apprenticeships - apprenticeships offer training for a job while working for an employer, alongside study for an associated qualification. You get paid as you learn.

Careers Library 

There is a selection of college and university prospectuses available for you to look at in the Careers section of the Library. There is also a wider range of books that may help you consider and choose a future career path. 

Careerpilot

At Mayville, all pupils from Year 7 (Remove) to Year 11 (U5) are encouraged to sign up to careerpilot.org.uk. It is a free, online platform offering a wealth of impartial information about routes to higher-level study in the South of England. It helps students identify their GCSE, post-16 and post-18 options, with sections dedicated to a variety of qualifications, finding providers, researching courses and job sectors. Pupils are encouraged to create their own account and profile, so that the information can be tailored to their specific needs and interests. Time within the PSHE programme is dedicated to exploring the site but parents are also encouraged to look at it with their children at home. 

Useful careers advice

Careers advice and guidance:

National Careers Service
Career Pilot

Further Education options:

Your choices at 16
Apprenticeships

Writing an application form:

Advice from Prospects

Writing a personal statement:

Personal statement for FE (UCAS)
Personal statement for FE (EBP)

Further education

There are a wealth of further education colleges in the local area, offering A Levels and vocational courses.

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Portsmouth College

Tangier Road
Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO3 6PZ

Phone: 023 9266 7521
Email: hello@tpc.ac.uk


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Highbury College

Tudor Crescent
Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO6 2SA

Phone: 023 9238 3131
Email: info@highbury.ac.uk


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HSDC South Downs

College Road
Waterlooville
Hampshire
PO7 8AA

Phone: 023 9387 9999
Email: customerservices@hsdc.ac.uk


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HSDC Havant

New Road
Havant
Hampshire
PO9 1QL

Phone: 023 9387 9999
Email: customerservices@hsdc.ac.uk


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Fareham College

Bishopsfield Road
Fareham
Hampshire
PO14 1NH

Phone: 01329 815 200
Email: info@fareham.ac.uk


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Chichester College

Westgate Fields
Chichester
West Sussex
PO19 1SB

Phone: 01243 786 321
Email: info@chichester.ac.uk


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Barton Peveril College

Chestnut Avenue
Eastleigh
Hampshire
SO50 5ZA

Phone: 023 8036 7200
Email: enquiries@barton.ac.uk


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Peter Symonds College

Owens Road
Winchester
Hampshire
SO22 6RX

Phone: 01962 857 500
Email: psc@psc.ac.uk


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Sparsholt College

Westley Lane
Sparsholt
Hampshire
SO21 2NF

Phone: 01962 776 441
Email: enquiry@sparsholt.ac.uk


Further education

There are a wealth of further education colleges in the local area, offering A Levels and vocational courses.

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Portsmouth College

Tangier Road
Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO3 6PZ

Phone: 023 9266 7521
Email: hello@tpc.ac.uk


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Highbury College

Tudor Crescent
Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO6 2SA

Phone: 023 9238 3131
Email: info@highbury.ac.uk


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HSDC South Downs

College Road
Waterlooville
Hampshire
PO7 8AA

Phone: 023 9387 9999
Email: customerservices@hsdc.ac.uk


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HSDC Havant

New Road
Havant
Hampshire
PO9 1QL

Phone: 023 9387 9999
Email: customerservices@hsdc.ac.uk


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Fareham College

Bishopsfield Road
Fareham
Hampshire
PO14 1NH

Phone: 01329 815 200
Email: info@fareham.ac.uk


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Chichester College

Westgate Fields
Chichester
West Sussex
PO19 1SB

Phone: 01243 786 321
Email: info@chichester.ac.uk


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Barton Peveril College

Chestnut Avenue
Eastleigh
Hampshire
SO50 5ZA

Phone: 023 8036 7200
Email: enquiries@barton.ac.uk


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Peter Symonds College

Owens Road
Winchester
Hampshire
SO22 6RX

Phone: 01962 857 500
Email: psc@psc.ac.uk


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Sparsholt College

Westley Lane
Sparsholt
Hampshire
SO21 2NF

Phone: 01962 776 441
Email: enquiry@sparsholt.ac.uk