Careers and Post 16

Careers Lead: Arthur Desbois (

Parents, employers, students: for all careers related enquiry, contact

  • Teachers: Log in to Unifrog to access resources linking Careers to your Subject area or Staff Team>Careers>Files
  • Form tutors: Personal statement support: Go to Teams>Y11 Team> Careers&Post16>Files>Personal Statement
  • Students: Log in to Unifrog and check your Year Team> Careers channel for regular updates and resources

Parents/Carers Post-16 Chesterton and beyond

Careers Journey at a glance

  • Please click on this image to enlarge it.
  • Click here to download a pdf version you can keep

This is a very helpful website for parents and carers aimed at helping you understand the world of careers to further support your child:


Making an appointment to see a Careers Adviser

Juliet Martin is our Guidance Adviser. If you would like an appointment with her, please see Mr Desbois, especially if you are concerned or unsure about what to do when you leave Chesterton


Writing a Personal Statement

Your Personal Statement is an important part of your College application. It should be typed up in font Times New Roman size 12 and fit on one side of A4. You should have your personal statement completed and checked by your form tutor before the Christmas Holidays. Once checked you may upload it the Mychoice@16 website. Click on the links below for advice and examples on how to write your Personal Statement.

How to write a personal statement

Example of personal statement 1

Example of personal statement 2

Example of personal statement 3

Example of personal statement 4

Example of personal statement 5

Applying for Post-16  – Further Education

In order to go to one of the Post 16 Centres, you will be required to complete an application form online using mychoice@16 site You will start to complete this during your Year 11 Post 16 day in October. Please use the mychoice@16 student training Sway below to help you.

For help, speak to 1. Your form tutor; 2. Mr Desbois

Local Further Education Establishments

The main local Further Education establishments are listed below. Click on the links below to visit the different College websites.