After leaving Trumpington Community College, students must choose whether to:
stay in full-time education
start an apprenticeship or traineeship
spend 20 hours or more a week working or volunteering while also doing part-time education or training
Even if a student is confident that they want to apply for an apprenticeship or enter employment, it is important that they have a back up plan, which they have chosen, so that if things do not work out as they hope, they will still have a good level of control over their next steps. That is why we will expect all students in Year 11 to apply for Post-16 full-time education, and we will support them to do so.
You can find out more information about apprenticeships by visiting the following websites:
Year 11 students in Cambridge have an incredibly impressive choice when it comes to what they do after they complete their GCSEs. While many students will move on to the larger Sixth Form Colleges, Hills Road and Long Road, or the Further Education College, Cambridge Regional College, schools such as Parkside, CAST, Netherhall and Chesterton have Sixth Form provisions, which offer different courses, such as the International Baccalaureate at Parkside Sixth, or T-Levels at CAST. These school Sixth Forms are also smaller, and may suit students who are not as keen on a large college environment. We encourage all of our students to consider carefully which setting is most appropriate for them specifically.
There are 14 Post-16 centres in the Cambridge Area Partnership, offering a range of courses and subjects.
CAP Post-16 Centres within Cambridge
CAP Post-16 Centres outside of Cambridge
Students can apply to one or more different Post-16 centres using MyChoice16
Students make one application, which can contain multiple providers and courses, which will be sent simultaneously to all centres applied to
Students must put their choices of Post-16 centre in order of preference when submitting their applications
The deadline for applications is 9th January 2024, but all Year 11 students at Trumpington Community College will submit their applications prior to the Christmas holidays
Entry requirements are the GCSE grades that students must achieve in order to enroll on a particular course and these will vary from provider to provider, and from course to course
Students are advised to find information about entry requirements through providers’ prospectuses, websites and open evenings
Guidance meetings and interviews
Offers of places