Destinations

The impact of the quality of education that TSFA students receive can be seen in the destinations data, which is well above national average.

  • 96% of last year’s cohort are in employment, further education, higher education or training.
  • In 2019, every student who applied to University was offered a place. Although University uptake has been stable for the past 2 years, less emphasis is being placed solely on progression to HE, with the creation of better apprenticeships and the links TSFA is creating with local businesses.
  • 2017 saw the first successful applicant to Cambridge and since then there have been two additional successful applicants over consecutive years.
  • In 2019, students accessed 27 different University providers with Psychology remaining the most popular course choice. More students than before are opting for gap years – one example being a student who deferred in order to live and work in Spain and China and who is currently in her first year at Cambridge, reading Modern and Medieval Languages.  This trend could partly be attributed to the emphasis placed on developing the ‘cultural capital’ of students through a combination of Trinity Talks, the PPT programme, humanitarian trips to places like Borneo, Peru and Kenya and higher overall aspiration levels amongst students.