Hey can anyone explain me what is the difference between sixth form and college? Watch
(My future plans are to study in medicine)
Sixth form is attached to a regular school, meaning you will have year 8's-11's (sometimes year 7's too) roaming the corridors and usually taking up teachers time.
Some people told me that you dont really get to learn in colleges because its more independent whereas in sixthforms you cover everything and you get to learn more as the teachers support u more.
So, technically, it shouldn't make much of a difference if you're going for A-levels alone. You'd be better off looking at your local options and making a decision based on the individual schools, rather than excluding one option or the other.
College is a place where you can study as a school leaver or as someone older wanting to learn. Colleges can offer many things not limited to: a levels, access courses, apprenticeships, BTECs.
To answer your question about what is better: no one can tell you which would be better for you. Have you not been to an open day at any local colleges? You can read their OFSTED reports (although nobody please start debating OFSTED!), and you could ask them how many people have studied there and gone on to study medicine.
I went to a college for sixth form and I got lots of support (my physics teacher went above and beyond!). But this will vary from place to place.
I wouldn't mind teaching a levels but I would hate to teach GCSE maths and below to people who take no interest and mess on in lessons because they hate maths and are forced to be there!
What makes you ask that?
Ok this isnt always the case and there are more important differences. Ignore me.