Beyond CRGS

We are very proud of the achievements of our students.

University

The overwhelming majority of CRGS students go on to Higher Education. Our students are discerning and ambitious to get onto the very best courses at the top universities, with most progressing to their destination of choice. We have a strong track record of success in supporting students onto highly competitive courses such as Medicine, Veterinary Science and Dentistry.

Employment and Apprenticeships

Increasingly, our students are also successful in applying for Higher Level Apprenticeships / employment and training with major employers, including BAE Systems, Johnson Matthey, Rolls Royce, Leyland Trucks, and the Civil Service to name a few.

Gap Years

Typically 90% of our students progress immediately to university.  An increasing number of students opt to take a Gap Year to gain valuable work experience and skills before applying to university or employment.

Our Sixth Form VLE provides details of University, Apprenticeship, Employment and Gap Year opportunities and options.

Popular Destinations

In recent years, the following universities have proved to be the most popular: Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Imperial, Newcastle, Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan, Northumbria, Leeds, Leeds Beckett, Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores, Lancaster, Nottingham, Salford, UCLAN, York, UCL, Loughborough, Bradford, Exeter, Southampton, Bath, Hull, Keele, Warwick, Aberystwyth and Bristol.

The destination list varies from year to year and students are increasingly using resources such as The Scholarship Hub and The Complete University Guide to research scholarships and bursaries. The financial support package is becoming an increasingly important part of the decision-making process. Further information about Student Finance is available on our Financial Assistance webpage in the Parents section here.

Alumni

All students become Clitheronians when they leave CRGS and we encourage them to register to join our alumni network.

"…students indicated how ambitious all of the adults in the Sixth Form were, on their behalf, and how determined they were, as individuals, to give of their best, and go on to post-18 learning experiences in prestigious universities, or continue high quality training and successful employment."

— Dr Andy Swallow (School Inspector 2015)