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Education in Lambeth

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Students aged 14 to 19 (25 for young people with Special Educational Needs) in schools and colleges study a wide range of qualifications. These include academic courses such as GCSEs and A Levels, vocational programmes (BTECs), and work-based learning programmes such as traineeships and apprenticeships.

There are approximately 8,300 young people aged 16 to 18 years living in Lambeth. It is important that each and every one of you understands the education system which is in a process of change. There are the different types of qualifications at different levels and you should be aware of what to choose to increase your chances of success.

We have an excellent provision of secondary education, colleges and apprenticeship opportunities in our borough and have produced this guide to help you achieve and progress with your future choices.

In this section:

  • A comprehensive guide to schools and colleges in Lambeth
  • Understanding the 14 to 19 education system - raising participation age, key stages, qualification levels and which pathway is right for you
  • 14 to 19 Qualifications - types of qualifications (academic and vocational), 14 to 16 years qualifications, the new GCSE grading system (from 2017) and 16 to 19 qualifications
  • Funding – 16-19 Bursary, grants, student loans, eligibility, how to apply and facts relating to higher education
  • Learners with special educational needs and disabilities - visit our Local Offer information about provision for children and young people with SEND and support for their families.