sixth form or college

  • 1 vote

Hi guys,im in year 10

i was wondering which is better either sixth form or so confused and what is the difference between them.

thank you

Posted Thu 3rd January, 2013 @ 17:22 by ada

10 Answers

  • 6 votes

Sixth forms are high schools with year 12 and 13 added on.

First decide on how far you are willing to travel and which near colleges/sixth forms do the course you want to do. Then think about whether you would feel comfortable going to a sixth form - some people have told me that it's harder to fit in because people already know each other from the high school, whereas in college everyone is in the same boat and it encourages you to meet new people.

A sixth form gives more support and checks whereas college gives you more freedom and independence - it's better if you want to go to uni because college gives you more of a feel for how uni will be like, because you won't get lots of help and support at uni, so college prepares you more.

Go to all the open evenings and talk to people about the different places - choose where you will feel more comfortable and get the most out of.

Hope this helps!

Answered Thu 3rd January, 2013 @ 19:28 by Joanne
  • 3 votes

sixth form allows you to be more secure when learning as you will already know the teachers and other students, and you get a lot more help, college is a lot more independent. I choose sixth form, mainly because it saved on travel costs for me as i only live 5 mins away from it but otherwise because i would already know everyone which reduces stress.

Answered Thu 3rd January, 2013 @ 17:43 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR
  • 2 votes

sixth form :)

Answered Fri 4th January, 2013 @ 18:56 by TheComputerGeek
  • 2 votes

i think sixth form is much better more support from teacahers students and other staff love school life

Answered Fri 4th January, 2013 @ 18:58 by WeTheKings
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I chose sixth form because I already knew my teachers and they knew what my capabilities were. I didn't see the point of changing schools for 2 years, to a place where I would have had no friends and the teachers do not know your abiity. My teachers know me so they know what I can and cannot do already.

Answered Thu 3rd January, 2013 @ 18:39 by Tilly - Team GR
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I'm in Y11, and planning to apply to a sixth form. It usually depends on your learning style I guess. Sixth forms are more secure and you have to be in school quite a lot - this is an advantage for people who like to have extra support from teachers and need to be in a class room to concentrate. Also, I think the teachers would be more helpful.

Whereas, colleges give you the freedom and independence to study at your own pace and I'd recommend you go to lots of open days to see the sort of working environment you'll be in before making your decision.

Answered Fri 4th January, 2013 @ 15:46 by Hanh Nguyen
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College is a lot more independent work, whereas in sixth form there is a lot more assistance and 'checks' 

I personally, would (and did choose) sixth form, just because it really provides you with the support you need to pass everything

it's up to you though, maybe speak to a career advisor in your school? they often have a lot of knowledge on what unis would want etc

Answered Thu 3rd January, 2013 @ 17:35 by deehammond
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sixth form is a better option tbh, because colleges will usually remove someone if they fail their first year or second. But, sixthforms allow you to stay another 3rd year with out the need of reapplying.

Answered Thu 3rd January, 2013 @ 23:51 by irayyy
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it depends on how you learn because if you find sitting in a classroom writing boring maybe college is better as it is more practical and hands on but it depends from person to person. also it helps to have a vague idea what career you want to go into as for certain jobs A levels are better but things such as apprenticeships and construction and things usually prefer college courses. hope this helps x

Answered Fri 4th January, 2013 @ 14:35 by Samantha
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Answered Thu 3rd January, 2013 @ 19:07 by alaya