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Cambridge Area 14 - 19 Partnership

Greater Cambridge Post-16 Opportunities

Choosing your next steps after GCSEs is one of the biggest decisions a year 11 student will make.

Throughout school, options are fairly limited. But after GCSEs you have much more choice about your own learning and qualifications. These can influence your future education and employment options, so it’s important to consider all the choices.

After GCSEs, you could stay at your school if it has a sixth-form, go to a sixth form college, go to a further education (FE) college, or get a job with training.

The video below introduces the process for applying for a place at one of the CAP sixth-forms or colleges. Each of these is highlighted below, as well as two additional routes.




Click on the links to see details on all the providers and take part in their virtual open events to get your questions answered.

CAP Sixth-forms and Colleges

Bishop Laney

A thriving centre of academic and professional 16-19 excellence where students are provided with a clear and focused selection of study programmes to tie in with their future aspirations.

Cambridge Regional College

We are a welcoming college for all. The college has some of the best facilities in the country, and students enjoy learning here, thanks to inspirational teachers, excellent courses and industry-standard workshops, studios and salons. We offer Full-Time vocational courses and Apprenticeships which can lead onto further study at University level or straight into your dream career. Why not book onto an Open Day here or Speak to a Course Tutor.


Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology

CAST is an inspiring, specialist science academy offering a programme of A Level and other STEM courses along with a unique opportunity to work with world-leading academic and commercial organisations which sponsor, support and contribute to the life and work of the college.

College of West Anglia

The College of West Anglia Cambridge campus focuses on landbased programmes including agriculture, animal management, equine, dog grooming and veterinary nursing. Find out more online by following the link.


Comberton Sixth Form

Comberton Sixth Form strives to ensure that every pupil attains the highest academic achievement and experience innovative and inspiring teaching where pupils feel secure and supported within a calm and purposeful learning environment.

Hills Road

Hills Road is strongly committed to providing students with a broad sixth form education characterised by academic excellence, outstanding learning experiences and extensive enrichment opportunities.

Come 'Find Your Next Step'  and get help with applying and learn about Virtual Open Evenings on the 19-20th of October.

Impington International College

IIC is the UK’s top non-selective provider of the International Baccalaureate and has been offering world class education for over 30 years. IIC stands the test of time thanks to its development of the whole student, its wide range of extracurricular activities and its emphasis on outstanding pastoral care.

Long Road

Long Road is recognised as a college that prepares students for academic success and for exciting, diverse futures. It has been praised for their inclusive, rich curriculum and the quality of their teaching and learning and exceptional student support.

Parkside 6th

Parkside Sixth is a busy, happy, unique community in the heart of Cambridge, that strives to welcome students and believes in not defining students by just three A Level subjects. Your two years at Parkside 6th will open up a world of opportunity letting your imagination define your future.

The Oakes

Oakes College Cambridge is a post 16 education provider in the heart of Cambridge. A college with consistently excellent outcomes, dynamic innovative teaching and exceptional pastoral care, where students will be known as individuals and part of a friendly community. Oakes thrives on developing its courses, enrichment and offer by listening to its student body and where small class sizes, fantastic facilities and key opportunities help every student be part of a rich and diverse education.



Greater Cambridge Apprenticeships

Find out whether an apprenticeship after GCSEs could work for you. 

Join us for an event to learn about apprenticeships and meet local apprentice employers on Nov. 12th at 4pm: Why You Should Consider an Apprenticeship for Your Next Step

NHS, EY, The Navy, WSP, Cambridge University Press and Amazon

Find more info about upcoming open days HERE.