What is the difference between Sixth Form and College. Which one is better?

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I live nearer to a Sixth Form.. Oh and whats with all the 'gap years' and stuff..?

Sorry im just so confused -_-

Posted Mon 14th January, 2013 @ 18:31 by Crystal Blue ♥
Edited by Crystal Blue ♥ on Mon 14th January, 2013 @ 18:33

5 Answers

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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 Mon 14th January, 2013 @ 18:56 by Joanne
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Hi Crystal Blue,

It's up to you whether you want to do a gap year or not.. most people just go straight to university from college/sixth form/school without doing one. If you want to travel, do some volunteering, or maybe even spend a while getting some work experience and confirming primary teaching is for you, or spend time thinking about what route you want to do to get into primary teaching then go for it. You'd need to take into consideration things like your financial situation and whether or not you'd be able to afford it. 

Answered Tue 15th January, 2013 @ 17:16 by Thomas
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Depends on the sixth form and college, You do gap years before going to uni, if you want to explore the world and stuff like that. I'm going to the Amazon for a year!!! Can't wait! :)

Answered Mon 14th January, 2013 @ 18:47 by sv
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Thanks Joanne :) Oh and do you think I should take a gap year? Because I want to be a Primary School Teacher..

Answered Tue 15th January, 2013 @ 17:03 by Crystal Blue ♥
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Ohh right, thank you Thomas :)

Answered Tue 15th January, 2013 @ 18:08 by Crystal Blue ♥