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Life After Cromwell

Destinations and Retention

We are very privileged to have such talented students at Cromwell.

Our academic achievement is improving every year with excellent results in 2020

Our dedicated sixth form team offer high quality pastoral care and support for every student at Cromwell. The sixth form teaching staff, mentors and careers advisors work together to offer this high quality of pastoral care. Tutor groups and class sizes are small (less than 20) which allows for small group and individual mentoring to take place. These smaller class sizes allow our pupils more time to develop their learning and skills, and provides a valuable base to build upon for a future career.

We are committed to ensuring that all our students have every opportunity which is available to them when they leave Cromwell.  All of our students continue into apprenticeships, employment or university and attend some of the most prestigious universities in the UK including Cambridge and Russell Group universities. Our students who do not continue in education use the skills they have gained though their studies to transition into permanent employment or take a gap year.

For more information on your life Post 18 please see below our Moving On page or speak to Mrs Paul, Director of Post 16.


Retention data KS5 2019


Number of Yr 12 students in September 2019

Number taking A levels who transferred

Number taking Vocational subjects who transferred

Number of students in September 2020





Year 13 destinations 2020









  Gap Year


  Armed Forces




This is an exciting time and there are many options open to you. Whilst at Cromwell, you will receive quality impartial Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) to help you to make the right choices for post 18. Your tutor will support you and from June you will be able to seek the advice of our Level 6 qualified Guidance Advisor. In addition you will have the opportunity to attend various events such as the UCAS higher education exhibition and ‘An Introduction to Higher Education’ workshop (at Cromwell delivered by Anglia Ruskin staff) which includes talks on how to apply to university, personal statements and student finance.

All sixth form students have the opportunity to attend the Skills Service Careers fair. Here you will be able to find out more about apprenticeships, meet many local employers and attend a CV bootcamp.

As a College we have a subscription to Unifrog. This website provides up to date details of university courses as well as apprenticeships. You will be given a password to access the site but your tutor and the sixth form team will also be able to help you.


Click here for FAQs about Higher Education 

Click here for Parent/Carer Information about Higher Education 

You may find the following websites useful:

University applications:



The UCAS website. Everything you need to know about the courses available at universities in the UK and student finance.


Listings of university courses in the UK, league tables and university profiles



The Which? Guide to university. What to study, where to go and how to get there. The website also includes advice about writing personal statements.



The government website giving information about student finance.

 Apprenticeships and employment:



I’m Not Going to Uni. This site will give you lots of ideas about alternatives to university courses including apprenticeships, college courses, work experience and internships



The latest news and information on apprenticeships and schemes, including types of apprenticeship, apprentice employers and tips on how to apply for vacancies


Everything you need to know about apprenticeships, how to apply and the opportunities available

 Gap year and volunteering:


The gap year guide book  -  Information and advice regarding gap year opportunities at home and abroad


Working abroad with Camp America


The Prospects website full of ideas and advice


Volunteering opportunities with the National Trust