Our Post-16

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Post 16 provision at The Mendip School takes place in our purpose built wing of the School. This area of the school has a more college like feel to it.

The curriculum compromises a mixture of Life Skills, Employability Skills, Personal,  Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHEE) as well as Functional Skills qualifications in Maths and English.

Students are able to stay in Post 16 until they reach 19 years of age although in most cases we aim to prepare them for a transition at the end of Year 12 or 13; when we hope they will feel ready to access a programme at a local Further Education College, a specialised college or even a job. Post 16 is a transitional time and we pride ourselves on being able to prepare students for their next steps. Each student will have a personalised timetable which will include a mixture of the following:

    • Visits to further education providers/ specialised providers
    • Careers advice and guidance
    • Healthy lifestyle
    • Functional Skills in English and Maths
    • Extended work experience placements in the local community and School Café.
    • Independence skills such as travel, cooking and cleaning your own home.
    • Residential experiences


 Click on the links below to find out more


Academic Curriculum

Life Skills

Work Experience

College Open Days


 From Year 14 some students will have the opportunity to apply for Project Search. Project Search is a supported internship programme run by Fosse Way School, Virgin Care and the Royal United Hospital. This is a one year programme for young people who are ready for work. Students take part in three 10 week placements alongside studying Maths, English, PSHE and an employability qualification. Students are supported by a job coach and a teacher to find a long lasting career.


A range of Nationally Accredited Courses and qualifications will be offered to pupils at The Mendip School

Students at Post 16 follow a combination of the following courses:

ASDAN Employability Level 1 and 2

ASDAN Level 1 and 2 Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE)

Entry Level 3 in Maths and English

Functional Skills Level 1 and 2 Maths, English.


Information about Post 16 can be found here: Post 16 leaflet


Information about our Post 16 progress and attainment can be found here Curriculum Leader Overview Page


Careers Education

Careers education aims to

  • develop knowledge, skills and attitudes
  • inform educational and vocational choices

Post 16 have a transition plan in line with the Code of Practice

Parents can discuss their child’s career aspirations at any time.

A Connexions Personal Advisor visits the school on a regular basis. The personal Advisor works with both individual and groups of students.