+ South Yorkshire Police

Police officers help keep our streets save and protect the general public. They maintain law and order, investigate crimes and prevent crimes from happening. Your working day could be very varied and no 2 days will be the same. You will attend court hearings, interview suspects and collaborate with other public services. The best route into policing is to do a level 3 qualification at college of sixth form, then progress into a police degree apprenticeship within the force. Many people choose to do level 3 public services as this gives them a good all round view of life in a public service profession.


+ South Yorkshire Fire

Fire fighters respond to emergency calls to help protect people, environment and property. They work closely with local communities to promote fire safety and prevention. As a firefighter you would advise on the protection of life and property and highlight the risks within property. Firefights liaise with other emergency services at the scenes of accidents to ensure everyone safety.

There are many routes to becoming a firefighter. A common one if to complete a level 3 qualification at college such as public services. However south Yorkshire fire do accept apprenticeships – so check out their website for upcoming vacancies.


+ Paramedic

As a paramedic you will be in a 2 person crew and are often the first healthcare professionals to arrive at an emergency. You will respond to emergency 999 calls and will assess and diagnose patients. You will use specialist equipment such as deregulators to give the best care to sick patients. Paramedics transport sick patients to hospital and ensure they get the best possible care whilst handing over to hospital staff. You will also be required to work evening, weekends and holidays.

The most common route into becoming a paramedic is through university. You will need a level 3 qualification first such as A-Levels or Vocational. A popular level 3 course is health and social care and this will give you the skills to make you stand out and prepare you for becoming a paramedic.


+ Army Prep

MPC Website – https://www.yh-group.co.uk/learners/military-preparation-course-armed-forces-yorkshire-humber/

Recruitment video – MPC – https://www.yh-group.co.uk/content/uploads/2020/05/MPC-Recruitment-Powerpoint-2020.mp4

leaflet – https://simplebooklet.com/hLnOdBJbRQO6gtXWOnWJHN


+ Promoting the role of Occupational Therapy

+ Henry Boot

+ Enzygo


  • The NCS programme (National Citizen Service) is for 16-17 year olds to help you have a better picture of what you might want from your future. You will spend at least 1 week (usually more) taking part in activities in the local area with other young people. You will gain skills like confidence and makes your CV shine.https://wearencs.com/

+ Cranswick Country Foods

+ Year 9 GCSE Information

Picking your GCSEs is the first major decision in a young person’s education. It can often be quite daunting and hard to navigate all the information. The school is here to help students to make those choices. There are many factors to think about when students are picking their GCSE subjects

  • How many subjects will they choose?
  • What are the student’s strengths?
  • What does the student enjoy
  • What opportunity’s does the subject open?
  • How will they be assessed?
  • What will they cover on this subject?

In January, more information will be available to you and your student about what subjects Netherwood will be offering, as well as assessment and curriculum information. Under normal circumstances we would host an options evening within the school, however we are looking into virtual options for this in the New Year.

How can I help my child make their choice?

  • Offer your support and encourage them in their choices
  • Consider what subjects your student is good at and what they enjoy
  • Seek advice from the school if you are unsure about anything
  • Talk to other parents about their own experiences.
  • Think about your students future careers plans. Is there a subject that may help in their future pathways?

In 2016, the GCSE grading system change from A-G to 1-9. Below is a comparison table to help you navigate.


This is a really important year for you as you begin your GCSEs. This year you can really set the foundation for your exams and beyond.

Here are some hints and tips to help get the most out of year 10:

  • Get ahead with your work. Do homework when it is set, start looking at past papers. You don’t want to be falling behind with work as it will make it harder to catch up in the coming year.
  • Set good habits now. Get into a good routine with school work, getting a good night’s sleep etc. (look under the year 11 section for some tips about exam wellbeing which might help). The better a routine you set now, the easier it will be when you are in year 11 and the pressure builds slightly.
  • Have a think about what you want to do once you have left school. It might seem like it is ages away, but it will soon come around. This time next year, you will be starting to apply for your post 16 choices. Look on the national careers website which gives you loads of ideas and you can even see what jobs match you skill set.
  • Find the best revision techniques for you. Try different methods e.g. past papers revision cards, mind maps. It might also be good for you to start using those techniques now. After you have finished a topic, make some flash cards featuring your key points and you can reflect back on them when revising for your exams.


Exam Wellbeing

Your exams are a really busy time and can sometimes feel quite overwhelming. But there are lots of ways you can help ensure you are prepared and look after your wellbeing during exam season.

Revision Tips – How to get the most out of your revision

  • Make a realistic revision timetable. Write a list of what you need to study and break it down into chunks. You will receive a revision planner template for you to copy and use during exams. Aim to do a couple of hours each day
  • Make your notes more personal. Add different colours, use postcards, diagrams etc to make your revision notes more exciting and easier to read.
  • Find a revision style that suits you. It might be that you need to be somewhere quiet and on your own in silence, or you might like having some music on in the background. You can find great playlists to study alongside on Spotify and YouTube. You may also like to study with a friend (but please only do this with Covid restrictions in mind and ensure you don’t distract each other
  • Look at past papers. This will help familiarise yourself with the layout of the paper and how the questions may be worded. Time yourself taking the papers as this will help you to know how to split your time in the real exam.

Wellbeing tips – How to look after yourself during exam season

It’s really important to make sure you look after yourself during exam season. Here are a few tips to help your mental wellbeing

  • Take regular short breaks. Use your revision planner to help you break up your time. Studying for long periods of time can make you feel more fatigued and will result in you not having productive revision sessions
  • Reward yourself for good revision sessions. Watch an episode of your favourite TV show, make yourself a drink & snack, speak to a friend on the phone.
  • Take some time away from your desk. Go for a walk, get some fresh air in the garden. Exercise can be good for taking your mind off your revision and may help you sleep.
  • Make sure you get a good night’s sleep. Sleep is really important to help your brain reset. Put your phone down at least an hour before bed, wind down by reading a book or listening to music. Your sleep hygiene is really important.