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Posted by LadyNada
on 8 Nov 2016
Hi there, I am moving to the UK from Ireland in June 2017, my son is currently in 3rd year of secondary school here in Ireland. He will take his Junior Certificate examinations in June 2017 (hence why I am waiting until then). He is 15 now, he turns 16 in Sepember 2017. We both want him to continue his education to A Levels, he wants to attend Uni, he is still a bit unsure re what carer path he wants to choose. I have done a lot of research and have a relatively good understanding of the UK Education system. My question is with the info provided above where does my son stand re getting into a secondary sixth form to do A Levels, his Junior Certificate results do not come out until September 2017 and I understand GCSE results have a bearing on entry to A Levels. I am confused as to where he stands and what we need to do, I am hoping to come to Manchester. The last thing I want is his education to suffer as a result of this move. Also secondary sixth form versus Sixth form college, is there any difference? Also I want to link with a career guidance specialst for my son in the UK before we come because I want him to have all his options and guidance re choosing subjects for his A Levels, any suggestions ? Skpye consultation would be good as we are in Ireland at present. Thanks in advance LN
Anonymous (not verified) on 4 Feb 2018
Hi I am very interested to see how this worked out for you, we moved from Ireland in June 2017 my daughter had complteed and got good results in her junior certificate, however on coming to the UK,we were told her grades were not approved as GCSEs so she had to go back to education to a college for kids that were thrown out of mainstream school to do a years course for 6 gcses so she can get into 6th form or college at the end, bad results though through this and we have contacted our local mp for help, as she has now taken on similar traits to the kids who are at the college and now doesnt want to do anything more in education! Sorry I digressed, but I want her to go to college now and or 6th form to do alevels as we are talking her into Uni as her siblings have done, so please tell me what advice you sought or what else you did as I really need some further help with this too.. we are in essex btw.

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