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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.

2017 2016 2015
Situation Total number % Total number % Total number %
Into Learning 117 92.9 108 96.4 112 96.6
*Full Time Education 112 88.9 101 90.2 108 93.1
Work Based Learning 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Employed – Apprenticeship 5 4.0 7 6.3 4 3.4
Employed with Training up to NVQ2 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Employment no training 2 1.6 1 0.9 1 0.9
NEET 1 0.8 2 1.8 0 0.0
Left England 1 0.8 1 0.9 2 1.7
Cannot be contacted 5 4.0 0 0.0 1 0.9
Total 126 100 112 100 116 100

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 in August 2017 went to.Cambridgeshire figures published January 2018.

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.net.

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 UCAS Progress website:

Bassingbourn Village College

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

01763 242344