It's the law! Parents/Carers and department for Education,
Sport and Culture are responsible for you receiving and being
provided with a full-time education.
This is true even if you can't attend school for some reason e.g
through serious illness, pregnancy or permanent exclusion.
If your parents/carers don't make sure you are receiving full
time education they can be prosecuted.
If you don't go to school without good reason your school will
contact your parents/carers to find out why.
If you're having problems, your school will want to try to help
and support you to look at possible solutions.
You can get help and support from an Education Welfare
Coping with exams
Try to be well prepared by following revision advice from
If you are worried about your exams try to talk it over with
someone you can trust, family member, friend, teacher or school
A school revision website you could look at is http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/bitesize/
Lack of qualifications? You're not alone! Lots
of people will end up with lower grades than they'd hoped
for. Perhaps you need to have another look at your
You may need to go on to another course first, such as a
Contact the Careers Jersey, school or college to discuss your
10% of people have some degree of dyslexia and it often
affects reading, writing and spelling.
It doesn't mean that you can't learn, but that you may learn in
a different way.
There are tests that can find out how dyslexic you might be -
this should help you get the right support as soon as possible!
For information on your local support
group or general info about dyslexia, contact:
Mrs Ruth Smith
11 Thornhill Park
Le Vieux Beaumont
Jersey JE3 7ZJ
The British Dyslexia Association
Helpline Tel: 0118 966 8271
When can I leave school
You can leave school on the last Friday in June, as long as
you'll have turned 16 by the end of that school years summer
holidays. There are many choices available to you then, you
Go to Highlands College
Join a sixth form in one fo the secondary schools
Work and study part-time
Find some work-based learning e.g. an apprenticeship
Find a job
For help and support contact Careers Jersey tel: 01534 449440 to
speak to a careers adviser. Careers Jersey is based on the
ground floor of the Social Security building on La Motte