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Life after BVC

Life after Bassingbourn

The Government requires young people to continue in education or training until at least their 18th birthday.

This does not mean students must stay in school; they can choose one of the following options:

  • full-time education, such as school, college or home education;
  • an Apprenticeship, or other work based learning;
  • part-time education or training if they are employed, self-employed or volunteering for more than 20 hours a week.

The vast majority of Bassingbourn students go on to study at one of the colleges within the Cambridgeshire Area Partnership (CAP). Each of these colleges have their own entry criteria and certain courses will require students to have completed specific qualifications. See links on right hand column for details.

NEET figures

As a school we work hard in ensuring that our students progress to an appropriate destination when they leave us. Our figures show a consistently low rate of students who are NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) and our students are motivated to continue their education through a range of different routes.

2019 2018 2017 2016
Number of students % Number of students % Number of students % Number of students %
Continuing in Education 103 89.6 103 89.6 112 88.9 101 90.2
Employment/Training L2 & above 5 4.3 2 1.7 5 4.0 7 6.3
No information 2 1.7 3 2.6 5 4.0 1 0.9
NEET 2 1.7 3 2.6 1 0.8 2 1.8
Employment but noTraining to L2 1 0.9 3 2.6 1 0.8 1 0.9
Work Based Learning 1 0.9 1 0.9
Employment no training 1 0.8
Moved out of county 1 0.8
Other 1 0.9
Total 115 100 115 100 126 100 112 100
Data taken from Cambridgeshire County Council’s 2019 Year 11 destination of school leavers (March 2020)

Whilst the majority of our students go to a CAP college, a number do attend colleges or employment elsewhere. Below is a snapshot of where the students who left us at the end of the academic year 2021/22 were intending to go, which was collated from information obtained from our students in September 2022.


Being able to get to a Sixth Form college or place of work may place limitations on the decisions that can be made. Students and parents are advised to investigate transport costs before applications are being made.

If you have any queries please contact Rebecca Hields, Assistant Principal (Transition & Curriculum),  on 01763 242344 or rhields@bassingbournvc.org.

Links to other pages on this website that may be interest:

Year 11 Information


External links:

Cambridgeshire transport 

Raising the Participation Age 

Russell Group Universities 

Train tickets 


Useful Links



Applications to all of these colleges are completed through the MyChoice@16 website:


Bassingbourn Village College

South End, Bassingbourn, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 5NJ

01763 242344