Are you a parent with teenage children aged between 14 and 19 years old? Do you want to help them make the right decisions about what to do after GCSE and sixth form? Do you need help understanding what choices they have?


You’re in the right place. Our guides are written especially for parents – so you can understand all your children’s options and be able to give them the right advice at the right time. 

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Everything you need to know about your child’s choices at 16, from staying on at school to getting a job with training.

Everything you need to know about your child’s choices at 18, from going to uni to applying for an apprenticeship.

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Receive great advice on a range of topics, with a focus on the options your child has during GCSE and sixth form.

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94% of parents were confident that their involvement would help their children at school
Review of best practice in parental engagement - Department for Education

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"The layout is great - very much in the style of the prospectus material student and parents will be familiar with.  The little touches, such as the glossary boxes and simple flow charts make it very easy-to-navigate. This is a guide that delivers a great deal of information without being overwhelming."

Positive feedback from parents and guardians

"A lot has changed since I went to university, so I found it extremely helpful to have access to all the updates I needed to know in one place. The guide was clear, easy to read and I found the hyperlinks to reliable websites extremely useful. I would recommend this to any parent who wants to provide the right help to their children."
"Parental engagement is a powerful lever for raising achievement in schools"
Harris & Goodall, University of Warwick
Parents are a child’s first and most enduring educators, and their influence cannot be overestimated 
Sir Peter Williams

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Wherever we refer to ‘parents’ we mean ‘parents and carers.’ This includes grandparents, older siblings or any other  person with significant caring responsibilities for children.