Stoke College has no Sixth Form and, at present, no plans to create one. We send our Year 11 students to many different schools and colleges. Where students go very much depends upon where they live and whether they want to stay in independent education or not.
In the independent sector we have sent students to the following schools over the last few years:
- The Perse School (two on Maths scholarships)
- The Leys School
- The Purcell School (one scholarship)
- Kings Ely
- Friends School
There are a number of really excellent state sixth form colleges which take our students for A-levels. We are a link school with Colchester Sixth Form College, a large and very well resourced centre that, as long as students achieve a sufficient number of B grades, will automatically take our students. We have sent a number of students to the sixth forms of the Bury St Edmunds schools as well as Long Road and Hills Road in Cambridge, and County High in Saffron Walden.
About one in three of our students do not go on to A-level courses but instead choose to study a vocational course (typically a level three national diploma BTEC, the equivalent of two A-levels) at colleges such as West Suffolk, Cambridge Regional College, Braintree, Writtle, Otley and Colchester Institute. After a course such as this it is possible to go on to university or to begin a career.
The success of Stoke students can be judged by their drop out rate which currently averages 4% over the last five years. What happens after College can be seen in the “Life Stories” section of the website.