Covering all you need to know about Key Stage 4 options, this is a must-have handbook for careers teachers, students and their parents. It is an easy-to-read guide that has been completely updated in order to offer a complete overview of the options available. It provides an informative analysis of the alternatives to GCSEs to ensure students take the most suitable qualifications. A detailed insight into the crucial links between subjects and career options is also given, to enable students to make the right decisions about their future. This book includes key features such as: complete information on Scottish and Irish qualifications, examination boards and the rights of students and parents, and, details of the Increased Flexibility Programmes (IFPs) and the range of learning opportunities with training providers and employers.