Bishop Laney Post 16 Provision
As a new provision for Soham and Ely, we know that students will come to study at Bishop Laney Sixth Form with a purpose in mind. Whether you are hoping to use your studies here to move directly on to higher education, work or an apprenticeship, our pathway approach will help you build a course that’s right for you.
Students who have left the our current sixth form, have been well prepared to take the next steps into adult life, and Bishop Laney Sixth Form will continue to focus on this, preparing you for professional life, allowing you a wide range of options to choose from.
About 40% of our leavers each year have decided to go straight on to university. In September 2012, Ely College Sixth Form students started degree programmes at a number of universities across the country, including Sheffield, Portsmouth, Canterbury, UEA, Lincoln and Anglia Ruskin.
For the 30% or so who choose to go into employment or apprenticeships, prospects in the Soham and Ely area are currently better than in most of the rest of the UK. In recent years, students from the College have found employment or training with, amongst others, Price Waterhouse, Carl Zeiss, the John Lewis Partnership, Arcadia and ABN AMRO.
Others have stayed on at the sixth form - or enrolled with other further education colleges - to complement their courses with additional FE study, specialising for a future career or preparing for a future university application.
An increasing number of our leavers are now undertaking a gap year before attending university, most of whom spend time working and travelling abroad.
The starting point for choosing a course at Bishop Laney Sixth Form will be a conversation about your career or higher education ambitions. You will then choose from a menu of core and supporting courses. The Bishop Laney Sixth Form has its own career and guidance team to help you and can draw on exciting business partnerships in the local community to support you.